Gotta tell ya, many parts of this fell together nicely, but none of them went together easily. First, there was my Cricut, which I am about to violently throw against a wall. The mats I have just do NOT want to hold cardstock, so redoing these numbers was something that occurred quite frequently. Then, there was the issue of font. I used Jasmine, after trying George, and realized that honestly I might defect to the Silhouette, where my font choices are far more expansive because I can use the fonts on my laptop. Then, when it finally did cut, it just wasn't clean. I probably should be looking at a new blade before I defect completely.
After that craziness, I needed to adhere these very skinny letters. Not sure if the Tombo adhesive will stay, but I wanted to use something I could move around. As I look at the pic, I still am driven a little nutty by the number placement. I wanted to make the date of our wedding stand out, and found these brads that I had from Stampin' Up!'s Hodgepodge Hardware. You might want to click on the pic for the close-up. They say "Genuine" on them.
Then, I was left with doing something at the bottom. I looked through all of my fancy swirls (man, I have some cute stuff, especially chipboard). All too big. I thought about paper punching or sewing, but it just did not work with this. So, I opted for linen thread wrapped around the paper. Loved it!
I thought it needed a "P" of some sort to tie it all together. I had these Scrabble letter stickers...how delightful that the P is 4 points, eh? Total luck. And the paper clip is from a different alpha set, from which I had already used the P. I loved it.
So, then, I go to frame this sucker. Crafters reading this know what happened...the glass in no way, shape, or form wanted to work with me. I was using some bulky accessories. So, I left the glass off, and I am A-OK with that. I worry about what that will do for this piece in the long haul (dust, little curious fingers, etc.), but for now, it works.
I used my 7 Gypsies easel that I bought for a completely different project to display this for now. Perfect fit!
Here is the "pinspiration" piece: