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And I don’t know what on earth is going on with 3G signal in the southeast, but unless I’m on WiFi, my internet is buggered.
Just thought I’d let you know why my posts went down from once every other day to pretty much nonexistent.
Fear not (not that any of you are really that bothered)—I’ve been doing a bit of DIY, but otherwise I don’t really have much left to do, despite being only nine and a half weeks away from the big day now. I’ve pretty much mostly been buying things for my honeymoon from Amazon. Thirty-six disposable ponchos arrived for me the other day…rock ‘n’ roll.
Anyway, to kick off being “back” I thought I’d do a little tutorial post for you!
My friends got married and had a small intimate wedding on an island off the south coast of England. We couldn’t go, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to give them a little somethin-somethin.
They had no registry that I knew of, but I did hear that they were going to Bali for their honeymoon. Luuuuush. So I decided that instead of giving cash, I’d give them some Indonesian rupiahs so they could treat themselves to a few cocktails on the beach.
Except I couldn’t get Indonesian rupiahs in an amount under £400. Boo. Never mind, I was told that US dollars are easily converted in Bali and foreign bills seemed to be a more exciting present than pounds.
But I didn’t want to just give them cash in a card. I wanted to make something pretty to put them in and so I went in search of cute ways to give cash as a gift and came across this from Martha Stewart!
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How cute is this? So I decided to re-create it. I got some card stock (I chose patterned card stock), paper, glue, scissors, a ruler, and some ribbon.
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I glued the card stock and paper back-to-back so both patterned sizes faced outward. Then I placed the dollars on top to see roughly how big to cut my card.
Once that was done, I scored it twice down the middle and folded to create a spine. I’ll be honest here—that didn’t work out perfectly but it was OK. It would probably work out better if you had real craft supplies, but you’ve gotta work with whatcha got!
At least I made it look even by cutting away some of the bits that didn’t overlap properly.
Then I added some extra paper to the spine and folded it over. I cut two slits at the top so it folded over better—I remembered that from binding my textbooks at school!
Again, not perfect, but still OK.
All that was left was to fold over my dollars and tie them to the envelope with ribbon! Ta-da!
Cute, right? It even fit perfectly inside the card.
Clearly, this isn’t a craft masterpiece, but I thought it was enough to show that I‘d thought of them and put in a little effort!
What do you think? Has anyone else got any cute ways of giving cash as a gift?
- Brighton, UK
- Office Manager
- Wedding Date:
- September 2013
- Fabrica Gallery, Brighton