Sure you could make ornaments out of newlyweds, but the law so frowns on that. Instead, I made ornaments for the newlyweds! I did try to get to these by Christmas, but I couldn't find the damn invitation (just the one to the reception in Maine). I broke down and asked my sister for another last week in preparation for my month o' craftin'. She didn't even ask why. She only used about a third of the number she was forced to buy, so she probably figures I could make confetti out of it and she'd still be ahead. So I did...make confetti out of it.
I first saw these ornaments on Sweet Pea Stitches just before Christmas, December 12th in fact, so I am not going to beat myself up (any more) for not getting these done by December 25th!
I didn't follow directions or anything. I mean, you cut up paper and you put into a fillable ornament. It's not rocket surgery or brain science! I did have to figure out how to work with the formal invitation. It was two types of cardstock glued together, I started wrapping it around a pencil and the blue card would buckle away from the cream card. I would separate the two at the buckle and reglue at the end, snipping away the excess blue.
The gold ribbon was on the original card, thus the unworkable length. I added the red ribbon to the stateside reception ornament because it needed something. Et voila! the first anniversary present complete (two months early!).