Wedding Card for Cousin

Cards

Over the holiday weekend, I had the great opportunity to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. It was such a nice ceremony, and it’s always fun to see family at these types of events. I wanted to give them a little gift, including a card with a personal touch, so I put this together!

I really love how it turned out. I couldn’t find a sentiment I really liked in any of the craft stores near me, but I was able to find this great sentiment (“Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow”) on a cling stamp on Amazon and it arrived just in the nick of time Friday afternoon – we were leaving at 5AM Saturday morning!

Since it was for a wedding I wanted it to have an elegant look, so I chose the frilly background stamp and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. If you look closely, the swirls create a bit of a heart pattern that I also thought was wedding appropriate.

However, the wedding was a more casual affair, so I wanted the formality level of the card to match the event. I think the burlap bow and “raw” congratulations stamp on the front of the card give it that more rustic feel, without making it too casual.

As a finishing touch I added a pink embossed heart on the back. I used a Copic Multi Liner pen in Sepia to sign the card to go along with the other colors in the card.

Overall I was thrilled with how this turned out and I hope they really love it, too! Have you ever made a wedding card?

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Happy Labor Day!

Jewelry

Happy Labor Day to those in the US! Labor Day is always a bittersweet holiday for me. I’m always sad to see the summer go, but with that comes excitement for fall. I absolutely love fall and winter, so I have a lot to look forward to as the seasons change.

I always associate Labor Day as a kind of patriotic day. I think that’s because growing up, I was in a ton of parades, and there were always so many flags in the parades! When I was little my dad would sometimes be in the parade and I would walk with him, and when I was older I was in the marching band. I always pause to think about my band director who would always take a moment before the parade to tell us a little bit about why we were celebrating the holiday. He was a really special teacher and mentor.

So, for my Livergood Makes of the day, I wanted to pick something kind of patriotic. This bracelet is subtly patriotic, and is also a great piece to show your team spirit for teams with red and blue colors. The red and blue dangles are glass charms on a nickel free silver bangle bracelet. I really love this style of bracelet because it’s so easy! Just latch it and go, no fighting with a clasp. I also like that this hooks “in” toward the wrist so it doesn’t get caught on clothing or other jewelry. The charms give a little sparkle, but not too much. Because it’s simple and dainty, it can be worn with anything, from the most casual to the most formal. I especially love to wear my bracelet to support my favorite baseball team! You can get more info about this bracelet here!

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Dainty Mossy Green Square Beads on Gold Chain Bracelet

Jewelry

With Labor Day weekend comes the end of summer and unofficial beginning of fall (but dangit, I’ll wear white if I want to!). I LOVE this bracelet for fall. The mossy green beads and gold chain create a dainty, warm look.

Simple to wear on its own, or add to other bracelets for a layered look. The green beads have a bit of a antiqued, golden sheen to them which make them a little special.

I especially like this bracelet for the beginning of fall. The colors are very warm, and remind me of the trees before the leaves begin to turn. Get more info here!