Friday, 28 April 2017

Phew!!

Hello, Crafters.

Success, but by the skin of my teeth! I needed to make 260 wedding tags, but as I said yesterday, I seriously miscalculated the amount of ribbon I needed. 

One of the ladies in my team, Amanda, threw me a lifeline with the suggestion that maybe I could introduce a co-ordinating colour e.g. white or cream. 

I was going to check this with Vicki but decided against it, having made up my mind I'd only ask if I knew I was doomed to fail.I used my calculator to work out the maximum length each ribbon could be. Using the small amount of ribbon I had left over from the invitations, I tested this length on a tag to see how easy it'd be to tie in a double knot. 

I decided most people would be able to cope with it! I also thought there are bound to be quite a few people who'd need help for various reasons anyway .................so I decided to go for it.

I took my ribbon scissors and carefully cut the whole of the first reel of ribbon to this length, and made sure I cut at a slanted angle so I wouldn't have to go back and tidy the ends up! By 9pm they were all finished and I'd used every inch of ribbon! I'd made 264 tags and I've wrapped three of them to show guests what they were being requested to do. 

Less than 24 hours to go before I can embrace my wonderful new son-in-law and I shall savour every moment of the day tomorrow! Many thanks for sticking with me during this wonderful occasion - normal service will be resumed after the wedding! ☺

I've posted three more masculine cards from the archives, but like yesterday, they were made using Stampin' Up! products which have since retired.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You did it! (Knew you could and would too!) Hope you can just relax tomorrow and savour the whole wonderful event! We'll be thinking of you. All. Happy wedding all of you! and we'll look forward to hearing all about it after the weekend! Love and blessings!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I've now reached the stage where I can't settle to anything! I certainly will savour every single moment of the day tomorrow! Many thanks for your blessings. Have a great weekend. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  2. How exciting tomorrow will be! I remember my son's wedding just three and half years ago. I totally approved of his bride and she has such a nice family. It's so good when that all works out. I always wanted a daughter, too, and now I have one.

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    1. Oh, Sheron, that's so lovely to read! Leigh is such a lovely man, I'll be so pleased to be able to call him my son. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  3. wedding plans don't come without challenges do they. you have done a wonderful job of putting things together and should feel happy about the result. i hope the wedding day is sunny and am sure it will be joyous for you all. enjoy the day and best wishes to the bride and groom . crafty hugs.

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    1. Hi, Pearl. Thanks you for your good wishes. I'll certainly pass them on to Leigh and Vicki! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  4. Congrats on getting everything done, wishing you and all your family a wonderful day

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    1. Hi, Kaye. Many thanks for your good wishes. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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