Ladies Aid Favors - WIP pictures

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Ladies Aid Favors - WIP pictures

My friend and I were put on the dining room committee for the Ladies Aid Rally. This is a bi-annual mission based event that rotates through the area churches. It's our turn this fall.

We are having another Pastor's Wife come and speak about their mission trip to South Korea. They traveled there RIGHT after North Korea started all that stuff this summer. It's going to be fascinating to hear about.

Part of the festival is that there is a favor for everyone to take home. My friend and I found luggage tags through Oriental trading. I had paper left over from a DCWV Asian papers pack from a few years ago. So we took a day, went to the local scrapbook shop, put our heads together (with help from the cricut) and designed and card of sorts that will go in the luggage tag.

We were able to make 76 cards from 10 sheets of Asian paper, 1 12x12 and 1 8.5x11 piece of black paper. We designed it to use the scraps and universal blocking pieces. Then we just mixed and matched since all the paper was from the same pack so theoretically it should all go together.

Then we came home and punched out crosses from metallic paper and printed the Bible Verse on labels. My friend has the last 30 that need labeling, but I have at least one of each design to show you. I'll also take pictures once they're in the tags and when we decorate the dining room on the 24th if anyone is interested.

The only complaint we had was the scrapbook store was out of Xyron cartridges so we had to hand glue all those flower silhouettes. THAT was messy. Knocking out these 76 took us from 10:10-3:30 (with a lunch break) and an additional hour for the crosses/labels. It'll probably take about 30 more minutes to put them in the holders. Not bad.

horizontal design 1

horizontal design 2

vertical design 1

vertical design 2

46 of the 76 finished cards

Andy1784's picture
Joined: 09/18/08
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Those are awesome, all the elements go together so nicely. All that work with just the 2 of you is impressive. I like the bird one the best but they are all beautiful. I'm sure everyone will love them.

auret's picture
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Yowsers! That's a lot of work in one day. Did your eyes go buggy? Wink

They look great! I think I like "vertical design 2" the best.

Glad you got to spend the day with a friend and scrapping, though. Sounds like fun.


wiltedrose314's picture
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those came out really well Michelle!! great team work!! hehe

Princess Leia's picture
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Those look awesome! I'm impressed with how much you were able to do with the materials you had on hand. I want to see pics when you get them in the tags and the decorations!

K9Trainer's picture
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You are so amazing at using your resources Michelle. That's true talent. Those are amazing. The women should be honored to receive them.

AshnBill's picture
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Wow! They are gorgeous! And you have been extremely busy!

captainswife's picture
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:Dimpressive! They're gorgeous girl!

MommyCB's picture
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I'm impressed too! I love the layering of the cross on top of the flourish! wow! You've been busy.

Joined: 03/17/08
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Ugh - mass production! Bringing back some bad memories of my SIL's baby shower invites! LOL. They look great so far, though! I'm sure they will look awesome in the tags, and all your work will be worth it. Biggrin

MommyMish's picture
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I got them in the tags today and the tags taped shut. I probably won't get pictures of them in the tags until we set up next Thursday. But maybe sooner, if I need something to distract me from my MIL. Wink

tialee's picture
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WOW! you have been busy! How nice of you to do this. Is that you who does this every year?

MommyMish's picture
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It's me who does it every time they're at our church... so every 7th rally or so which is like once in 3 years.

I do end up getting put on the committee for our mission Christmas Party the years my friend isn't on it. We're getting sick of it. Every other year we're making things and they don't even ask if it's okay if we're up for election for these positions anymore. My husband made them take me off the Program committee this year as gee, I'll be full term 2 weeks after the party and I was on bedrest my last 2 pregnancies by then. I also was supposed to head the kitchen committee... little 'ole 29 year old me telling a bunch of 70 pluses what to make for a party. Trust me, our ideas are WAY different.

mommys's picture
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they turned out great. I'm sure they will go over well. Smile