This card was so easy to make. I cut two little spool shapes out of a thin cardboard (actually the thin pieces of board from in between cans of cat food we get or the piece from the back of a package of cardstock). I put a little bit of craft glue on one side of the spool and started wrapping the thread around, leaving a tail at the end to tie the knot. I repeated those steps for the other spool.
I took the two tail ends and carefully made a bow. With hot glue, I tacked the spools on my card. I used some craft glue to keep the bow in place. I trimmed the ends of the bow to make them even and tacked those with a dot of glue, too.
To frame the spools, I just drew two brackets with hearts in the middle. Voila!
Part of the wedding gift we're giving is a cast iron handle cover. I found this pattern on www.ravelry.com. The pattern is called, "Crocheted Cast Iron Handle Covers" by Rene' Catron. (How clever!) It's a free pattern and pretty quick to make. We use our cast iron skillets and/or griddle everyday, so we use our handle covers a lot. I'm getting to the age where I only want to give things that are practical. I do love decorative things, but when something is needed and used it is really appreciated. Ok, I'm officially old.
Leah and Bobby, may God bless you in your new life together! <3