By Vicky Nardone
My dad and got married to his long time partner Louie on the Fifth of July in Chicago. Instead of gifts, they asked people to donate to a couple of their favorite charities but I still wanted to make them something to remember their special day. I settled on the idea of a wedding momento frame. I knew that I would never find an overlay with holes cut out in the exact sizes I wanted to I used a piece of cardstock and measured all my items and painstakingly cut holes in the cardstock where I wanted to place the items. It took a while! Once I had measured out the sizes of my items, I actually used Illustrator to make paper patterns which I then cut out and laid on the frame and then used an exacto knife to cut around the patterns.
My cardstock for the overlay was slightly smaller than the frame so after I had all the photos in place, I went around the outside of the cardstock with black and white striped washi tape and the fit was perfect! Definitely a fun little gift to give your friends or family that are getting married.