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August 30, 2007

Elizabeth's "Table-Toppers"

Here are the table-toppers that I made for each table at my sister, Elizabeth's, wedding reception. I had plans to make them on the Friday before (she got married on Saturday the 18th), but when I walked in my mom's house there were a bunch of people there for a surprise shower for ME! Of course they all took a long time to gush over Daniel, and Daniel made the shower last a little longer too with being super hungry that morning. When you breast-feed no one else can do it for you :) So, I ended up not getting to stamp that day and had 36 table-toppers still to make.

Elizabeth wanted them simple, but even as "simple" as I kept them, they were still pretty time intensive because of the layers under the numbers. I only took a picture of one of them, but as the numbers increased so did the size of the white card stock that they were on, so my layers were not just a simple one-size-fits-all kind of project. Clear as mud? I had four different sizes of layers to work with, and two colors I was putting behind each of them (pretty in pink and basic black), so I ended up getting TWENTY MINUTES to get myself ready for the wedding. Good thing no one was looking at me ;)

The recipe was pretty simple: white CS, basic black CS, pretty in pink CS, printed-out numbers from the computer, flourish stamp from the Baroque Motifs stamp set and some black ink!


  1. Soooo BEAUTIFUL! I love simple. Great job. TFS.


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