Sunday, February 21, 2010

She Said "YES!"

With everything that has been going on with the home buying process, wedding plans seem to have taken the back seat. There was one thing, though, that I just couldn't wait any longer to do! On Friday night, I went to visit my best friend Kristy with a very special question to ask her :) I wanted to make it unique and creative so here is what I came up with:

Using Basic Grey Sugar Rush designer paper, I began by covering all of the panels to my gable box. Then, I made a label for the front panel using the "dear friend" stamp from SU! Bella Blossoms and two different shapes from Nestabilities Fancy Tags. I layered the tags and added some pearls to embellish.

Next I created the most important part, the question! The question itself is computer generated, printed out on card stock, and cut out using Nestabilites label 4. Sponging was done in SU! Almost Amethyst (this color works perfectly with Sugar Rush). I layered it onto some more designer paper and added a few finishing details with some ribbon, a flower and a pearl center.

Then, you guessed it, into the box it went! I added some white tissue around it so it would stay put.

I closed up the box and added just a few more coordinating embellishments to the outside. I created these layered flowers for the side panels with the help of my new Martha Stewart Large Chrysanthemum punch.

When finished (and after my last picture), I tied the top shut with a big bow using white tulle.

We ended up going out to dinner Friday night so I had the perfect opportunity to hand the box across the table. When she opened the box and saw the question inside, she shouted, "YES!" and my heart filled with joy! I am such a lucky lady to have Kristy as my best friend and I am so blessed to have her by my side as I plan my special day!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. What a beautiful box! The way you ask her is fantastic! What a wonderful memory!

  2. How fun is this? What a cute way to as your BFF!Congrats!Your box is amazing and I'm sure your BFF will cherish it!

  3. This is so beautiful how could she possibly say no. What a thoughtful gift! It is absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. This is out of this world beautiful!!! I think this made her feel very special!!

  5. oh how thoughtful is this!!! what a beautiful keepsake for her!! BFF's are are very blessed!!!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is so cute! What a fantastic keep sake for her to remember your asking her and the events building up to the day. Aren't friends wonderful?

  7. Lovely box, lovely story! What fun, knowing that she will share your wedding day and join you in the planning! And what a special way to ask her!

  8. Love this Dee and how very creative of you :o) She will treasure it always as will you with the wonderful memories you have of the planning stages :o))) You have me misting up sweet...

  9. Gorgeous box! So creative, and so pretty! Friends are such a wonderful gift, aren't they?

  10. What a beautiful and cherished way to ask x Leigh x