1st Anniversary Ornament

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.

McCray Wedding Invitation












I decided to turn her work of art – the invitation – into another work of art – an origami ornament.

McCray 1st Anniversary 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.

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