I am so far behind on Birthday and Anniversary cards and gifts so I thought that I had better get on the ball. I made this Name sign for one of my Step-Son's and his wife. I liked the idea of having a sign that had the sur name of the family and the date that it was established. I hope they think so too.
I used about three Cricut cartridges to put the Name, EST., and Year and then decided that it needed something more so I matted everything and then added glitter (art glitter). I included the state flower (50 States) of where they live now. I was going to put the flower of where they were married but Nevada's state flower is sage brush! It would have helped if I had done the glitter before assembling the whole project but I didn't think of it until after. I have glitter everywhere!
I have been inspired by all the creative blogs out there and how they have an idea and just do it (what a concept!) so I grabbed some cardboard, covered it and started cutting letters. I'm getting a little braver all the time. I have so much scrapbook paper and supplies that my challenge to myself is to make all of our gifts this year out of my stash. Sorry everyone!
On the back I put a personal note and the year I made this. It is always difficult to make something for someone that you don't know as well but I hope that they know the good intentions that it was made with.