Yesterday, June 26th, was my sister Colleen’s, and her husband Tristan’s first wedding anniversary. Traditionally, the gift for the first anniversary is paper. Since Colleen is a very creative person (she printed all their save-the-date cards and wedding invitations), I knew the “average” present wouldn’t do. By the way, more of her letterpress prints can be seen here.
I decided to turn her work of art – the invitation – into another work of art – an origami ornament.
The hardest part of this project was cutting up Colleen’s beautifully made invitation. I initially scanned the invitation thinking I would use the copied image. But it seemed a little less authentic to me. I also used a few different pieces of scrapbook paper that fit the theme of their wedding and reception – a country picnic. And I even used the envelope!
Happy Anniversary Colleen & Tristan! I hope this is just the first of a lifetime of happy and healthy years together.