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« on: August 15, 2011 09:34:00 AM »

So my cousin got married this past July and I wanted to make him and his new wife something as a gift (it also turned out to be cost friendlier!)

I saw a great idea online of using a heart punch to cut important places out of a map and then mounting them.  Loving this idea, I adapted it a bit and came up with this:


I included four places - where they met, where they first lived together, where he proposed and where they actually got married.  I just printed off the wording onto a cardstock paper, mounted the little maps (which I got off Google maps and printed) on cardstock, punched them out (actually I did it the other way - punched first, whoops) and then framed them, using a frame from Joann's.

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And on the back, I found a Native American/Indian blessing and adapted it for them ...



It reads:

The road stretches behind you ,
even as the future lies ahead.
A long and winding road,
whose every turning means new discovery.
Old hopes, new laughter, shared fears.
The adventure has just begun!


I hope they like it. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011 01:49:38 PM »

It's a lovely idea, I hope they like it too. I would have.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011 03:38:08 PM »

Thank you so much, Antidigger! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011 08:20:28 PM »

What a great idea. I might have to steal it from you someday!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011 05:08:19 PM »

What a thoughtful idea.  I love it.  I might steal it from you if I'm ever in need of a wedding gift again (and it suits).
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011 05:58:22 PM »

Thank you, kjlutz!  And please feel free. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011 05:13:06 PM »

What a great idea!!....
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