My name is Cheryl, but feel free to call me Cat--all my friends do. That nickname always requires a little explanation, you see, my initials spell \"CATS\" which was once emblazoned on my middle school backpack. My friends took to calling me \"Cat\" and it just stuck. I work at a local public library and am in the process of getting my graduate degree in Library Science. live in a very rural area in upstate NY, about 2 hours from NYC. I grew up here but moved to NYC for seven years after I finished college. I moved back 3 years ago when I met the man I am about to marry.

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Love Is Sweet Chipboard Banner

Love Is Sweet Chipboard Banner

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a banner using chipboard and paint. These banners are all over Pinterest, but why pay for something that is so easy to make yourself?! If you have a spare hour, you can make this banner to perfectly match your wedding theme and colors.

Supplies:

White chipboard (mine is 12×12 from )
Ruler
Paint in your chosen colors (mine is Navy and Gold)
Twine
X-acto knife
1-inch foam brush
Small paintbrush

Step 1: Marking out your squares
I… read more

Lace and Kraft Paper Escort Cards
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Lace and Kraft Paper Escort Cards

So you have all the big details figured out. Your caterer is all set, your florist is booked, and your hair and make up are going to be perfect. Now it’s time to zero in on the details. Here is a simple way to makeover a vintage find to serve as a card box as unique as you.

Supplies:

Heavy Bond Craft Paper
Paper Lace Doilies
Scissors or rotary cutter
Ruler
Pencil
Glue Stick
Sharpie or Chalk Pen
Paper cutter (or scissors will work just fine)

Step 1: First, you need to decide… read more

Vintage Tool Carrier Card Box

Vintage Tool Carrier Card Box

So you have all the big details figured out. Your caterer is all set, your florist is booked, and your hair and make up are going to be perfect. Now it’s time to zero in on the details. Here is a simple way to makeover a vintage find to serve as a card box as unique as you.

Supplies:

Vintage tool carrier (I have two that I found at a local thrift shop for $8 and $10)
Twine or ribbon of your choice
Heavy bond craft paper
Sharpie Marker
Coin
Colored Chalk
Pencil
Lace, burlap,… read more

Rustic Birch Wood Table Numbers
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Rustic Birch Wood Table Numbers

If you are planning a rustic themed wedding, these birch round table numbers will be perfect for you!

This idea came to me when my fiancee told me he had to take a few limbs off the birch tree in our backyard. I had him cut one of the pieces into (20) 1/2 inch cross sections using an electric chop saw, but if you don’t have a dying birch tree or a fiancee with a knack for carpentry, you can buy wood birch rounds at your local craft store.

Supplies:

Scissors
Printout of your numbers… read more

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