I have some exciting news to share. Marie and Dan are engaged! Dan proposed to Marie on Saturday night and she said, "Yes!"
As soon as I hung up the phone from their call, I decided to make them a card. I looked through all of my paper and could not find anything engagement, but in my Valentine's Day drawer I found some textured heart paper that I love so I decided to use it.
I used a champagne glasses stamp from a Hero Arts clear stamp set to create the image. I colored the champagne with a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush marker pen and added some tiny gold gems for the bubbles. The sentiment was created with a Lockhart wooden stamp. I added some tiny red heart jewels to the white tag. The inside sentiment says, "Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and love."
We had all planned to get together for Paul's birthday before the engagement was announced so I got up early on Sunday morning and went looking for a small gift to give Dan and Marie to congratulate them. I bought them a couple of engagement photo frames.
I came home and looked through the stash of gift bags I have made recently and none of them said "Engagement" to me. I grabbed a medium white dotted gift bag, a small blue honeycomb paper fan, and a couple of punches. I cut the handle off of the fan, assembled it and put it on the front of the bag. I used a Martha Stewart lacy heart paper punch to create 2 hearts for the center of the bag. I used a Martha Stewart hearts border punch to cut the paper for the top of the bag. I thought it looked a little plain, so I used a Martha Stewart ribbon edger punch to punch some holes in the paper and threaded some thin yellow ribbon through the holes. I adhered it to the bag and I was done with just minutes to spare.
We met them at 1 PM and they couldn't have looked happier. Marie flashed her beautiful diamond in my face as she grinned from ear to ear.
Congratulations, Dan and Marie!