Gold Foil Wedding Date {Great Anniversary or Wedding Gift}

Did you know June and August are the most popular months for weddings?  I was an August bride myself, almost 17 years ago.  Nowadays, at least in the Midwest where I live, cash is the common gift for a married couple. Why not jazz up your gift by making a custom foiled print of the couple’s wedding date?  If you have the Minc machine this will take you less than 30 minutes to make.

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Since I don’t know how to use any fancy graphics programs I just designed it on Ipiccy.com.  Simply google search “white background” and find a large white image. Save it to your desktop and upload it to Ipiccy.com.  Then use the different fonts to make the sign and size it down to 8” x 10”.

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If you don’t own a laser printer then save your design to a flash drive and bring it to a local print shop and have them print it for you.  Next cut it down to an 8” x 10.”

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Lay your print inside your transfer folder word side up.  Then cut out some gold foil to place on top of your print (shiny side up). Close transfer folder.

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Press all the wrinkles out and send it through a Minc machine at the correct setting (see manual).

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Once through the machine, peel back the foil to reveal a beautiful and custom memoir of the happy couple’s anniversary date.

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Pop it in a frame and wrap it up with a card.

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You could also use silver foil for a gift for a couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. And apparently the 35th wedding anniversary gift is coral.  There is a coral foil for that too.

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The Minc Machine is really simple to use and a great way to create custom printables, cards, banners, etc.

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Here is the colored foil calendar I made last month.  I have more fun projects to showcase with this gem of a machine in the months to come!

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