Name Plaque

I made this project last week for my mother-in-law's birthday. I am loving the idea of making personalized gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Now that I am armed with my Cricut, I am having way too much fun. I started with one of these wooden boards from Hobby Lobby, gave it a couple of coats of black spray paint, and roughed up the edges with sand paper.

The tricky part was figuring out what size of vinyl I would need to fill the board with proper spacing, etc. I did a couple of trials using scrap paper to figure this out. Since then, my cute cousin tipped me off on an excellent program called Sure Cuts A Lot. I adore it! You can design your letters within the given space and preview it before cutting it with the Cricut. Genius!

Anyway, here is the finished product. I hadn't realized that Mr. Oopsey Daisy and I got married precisely 30 years after his parents until making this. Pretty cool, eh?  It looked stunning with a big red bow tied around it (much easier than wrapping!).  By the way, my mother-in-law loved the finished product.  Now I just need to make one for me!
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