Thursday, August 12, 2010

Princess Buttercup made my life meaningful.

It seems like I've been doing a ton of gift-making and gift-wrapping,  because everyone I know seems to be getting married this Summer.  I found this darling paper with "Mr. and Mrs."  all over it, and I went a little crazy cutting out many labels and gift tags.
I think I'm finally finished.  I love weddings.  I love mawwage too.  "Mawwage is what bwings us togevuh today."  (Have I ever mentioned how much I love The Princess Bride.)
I'm actually here for a reason.  "Wuv.  Twoo wuv."  (Oops sorry.  I'll be doing that all. day. long.  Ahem.)  Labels make the gift.  That's what I always say.  "Always" as in... just now.  I printed a few words and phrases on the computer for a housewarming gift, but I wanted to cut them out into a tag shape and I want them centered.  Problem.
Ah.  Solution. I found a clear stationary box lid, and traced the outline of my tag onto it.  "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."  Again, I apologize.  It just slips out...
Once it was cut out, I could lay it onto the card stock and see through it, in order to trace a centered word!
Then, I used a glue stick to adhere the word piece and the phrase piece, "togevuh today..."  (I've decided I'm not going to apologize for myself anymore.  What's the point?)
And now I just need to put the housewarming gift together. I think I've given this gift to almost every person that's moved in the past year. "Inconceivable!"
I'm keeping that clear label forever.  Because love it! "This label and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords."

I hope it helps you, if you're making labels today. 

Just on the off chance that you are...

And because one of you will ask...

Fonts used for labels: printed, "Century Schoolbook" and written, "Vladimir Script"

Housewarming Labels:
Bread- that this house may never know hunger
Salt- that life may always have flavor. 
Wine- may joy and prosperity reside here. 
Dash of crazy- just keep reading my blog.  


  1. I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand? ;)

  2. Let me mention that when a stray cat adopted us this summer, my daughter named her Princess, which I thought was way too prissy a name for one of my cats. I like my pet names to mean a little sumthin'. Not as much as kid names, mind you...but I digress.

    I didn't want to hurt my daughter's feelings by *changing* the name, but I thought maybe I'd like it more if she was "Princess Something-or-Other." So I named her Princess Buttercup, of course.

    It suits her.

    Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
    Fezzik: Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at *us*.
    Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
    Fezzik: He's really very short on *charm*.
    Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
    Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
    Vizzini: Enough of that.
    Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
    Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
    Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
    Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
    Vizzini: DYEEAAHHHHHH.

  3. You are so crafty, I just can't get over it! Looks great-what a sweet and meaningful gift!

  4. I love The Princess Bride! And your labels are rockin!

  5. if you really love me you'll find one of those clear label thingys and send it to me:)

  6. You are hilarious, love reading your posts!!!

  7. I give that same gift, but always just handwrite a card with the words. I LOVE your presentation...simply beautiful.

  8. I may have used the line... "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife! But after what you just said, I am not even sure I want to be THAT anymore!" In total humor let me assure you :) I love my Man!! Because his frequent line is "As you wish". Gotta keep him around!

  9. Have I mentioned that you are like my blogging "idol". That I aspire to one day be just as blog savvy and popular as you?


    Love the gift the the Princess Bride

    :-) You always make me reflect and smile. Great things!

  10. "I'm not a witch I'm yer wife"...
    is another of my favorite quotes from the PB =) but my fav is the "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die" ....I start phone conversations with that line all the time ... esp. now that we have modern day um... what is it... right .. caller ID!! =) he he! helps me know when I can use my line or not!!

  11. Oh, I love the labels. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Also, who doesn't love the princess bride. I could never get the license to marry folks, because I would totally randomly break out into Princess Bride-isms.

  12. Haha, mawwage is what bwings us togevah - I say it at every wedding I attend. It's a must!
    Love your tags, they're awesome! And the sayings, too.

  13. I win the prize for being your biggest nerd follower, I have noooo idea what your talking about and quoting...I am a LOSER, for sure! BUT, I love your tags!


  14. dash of crazy, lol.

    Mawwage, sheesh thanks for the earworm.

    This year I am going to start wrapping presents... instead of using gift bags. People just don't wrap presents like they used to.

  15. I love The Princess Bride, both the movie and the book. :) I just noticed what Autum said...she made me laugh.
    I think I might have to watch the movie now. Well, not now, but soon.
    And the "inconceivable"? Perfectly placed. Well done, LMM, well done.
    Ah, and the clear tag tracer thingy-brilliant.

  16. Okay, because I'm a bit "crafter ignorant" :-), (although I got the Inigo Montoya comment, it's said in my house a little too often); did you print these on card stock and then cut the card stock in the shape of a tag, or did you attach them to a tag? I thinking the former, but just wanted to be sure. They look wonderful, and I love the ones you've picked :-)

  17. I love your title and love the Princess Bride! These look great, you are so creative and talented!

  18. You are too funny!! and those are absolutely adorable...AND you are brilliant! :)
    Happy weekend!
    Many Blessings!

  19. Love your blog! You totally crack me up. But just need to ask...why do you keep showing us just the corner of that oh so cute est 2010 sign? I want to see the whole thing dang it!

  20. Stacy,
    I can only show the corner until I give the wedding gift away because the recipient is a blog reader... she probably already suspects something too! LOL

  21. You are sooo creative! I love the things you make.
    I'm getting married Sept. 2. Is it for me? I'd cherish it for life!

  22. Hahaha!
    We too are major fans (addicts?). We even started our wedding with 'mawwage is what bwings us togevah today.' Half the crowd burst out laughing. The other half looked lost.
    Thanks for the smile... 'and while you're at it - why don't you give me a paper cut and pour lemon juice in it?!' =)
    (I'm surprised you didn't work in Billy Chrystal's lemon quote!?)

  23. I LOVE The Princess Bride! OMGsh! I was laughing through this whole post!