Friends, I don’t know how this is going to happen, but we don’t have a choice. I have officially accepted orders for three events happening on the same day, and another one a week after, meaning I’m working simultaneously on four big orders right now. I get very excited when this happens, and it’s not like when I’ve had 7-8 Etsy orders shipping out together, because those are standard sets of props for the most part… these are more like event packages. I will link back here once the events take place so you see the end result, but as of now I have:
- My best friend’s engagement party on April 29th, and all that that entails.
- A good friend of mine asked me for props and a big frame for her best friend’s engagement party, also on April 29th.
- My best friend told her boss about my crafting, and she asked for some big items for her son’s birthday party, also on April 29th.
- Vanessa’s wedding items, needed for May, but still.
This post is specifically about the props for the other engagement party that’s on the same day as my best friend’s. Let’s get to work!
Meaghan is a good friend from college, she’s currently living in Orlando, but her best friend Mary lives down here. Meaghan just helped Mary’s boyfriend propose to her, and now the engagement party is in the works. This is probably the simplest order out of the bunch (thank you Meaghan!) but it’s still very important to me to do it well and get it all done with time so that there isn’t crazy pressure to finish multiple orders together.
The request was:
- A set of props in black and gold to go with the color scheme of the garden-themed engagement party.
- A big ring frame, in rose gold to reference Mary’s engagement ring, based off of one Meaghan saw on Pinterest.
Meaghan gave me free rein on the prop design, and when I sent her the digital proof she approved so I got to work with glitter card stock galore.
After I was done with the props, I got to work on the ring. Besides making sure the final contraption would be sturdy enough, I had another issue: rose gold is just starting to become widely available in many materials, so unfortunately there were no big poster boards to use, but rather long strips of card stock. I let Meaghan know that there would be a line where the cards met on one side (the other would be covered by the ring silhouette) to make sure she’d be ok with it, and she gave me the green light.
I mixed solid card stock with glitter card stock for the “diamond” and Meaghan absolutely loved the outcome! You can see the line of the cards meeting in the bottom in direct opposition of the diamond point, it totally wasn’t a big deal, but I wanted to warn Meaghan nonetheless so she’d know in advance.
Now that these are done, let’s get on with the other three orders before I have a panic attack!