Thursday, May 2, 2013

Engagement Ryan and Stephanie

This is probably one of my all-time favorite gate fold cards.  The decorative edging is done with one of my paper trimmers (Purple Cows cutting disk 2809). The tab on the front is diecut from Sizzix Decorative Label Set #4 (656537)    The decorative paper is by K&Company papers called Sera Tera.  Inside the card I have embossed and sanded neutral brown Core-dintions (Tim Holtz) with embossing folder Texture Fades  Bubble and Honeycomb set (657846).   I laminated the engagement announcement that was in their hometown paper that a friend sent me.   The back of the card contains the Apache Wedding Prayer, which I love to add to cards that I send newlywed or engaged couples.  Ribbons are pale turquoise, and all the flowers are from my stash ordered through I am If you are looking for many (most of) the products I used for this card, you can find them at Joan's Gardens--or she can get them for you.

This groom was our neighbor when we lived in Sequim, and we have known him since he was three and a half.  Wishing this sweet young couple all the best as they wed on May 21st.

Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no storms,
for each of you will be shelter to the other. 
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness,
for each of you is companion to the other,
You are two persons,
but there is one life before you, and one home.
Turn together to look at the road you traveled,
to reach this---the hour of your happiness.
It stretches behind you into the past.
Look to the future that lies ahead.
A long and winding, adventure-filled road,
whose every turn means discovery,
new hopes, new joys, new laughter,
and a few shared tears.
May happiness be your companion,
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead;
And through all the years to come.
Go this day to your dwelling place
and enter into your days together.
May your days be good and long
upon the earth.
Your adventure has just begun!


  1. WOW! Such a beautiful card for Ryan and Stephanie. Thanks for shairing it. NP