Thursday, January 6, 2011

Great Grandparents Marriage Certificate

I had a special request for a wedding card for Saturday.  She told me that both the bride and the groom work for the Oklahoma Historical Society, so...of course, vintage is perfect!  I looked through several images I've collected, but then I remembered my great grandparents marriage certificate from 1918.
  It's tattered and the upper left corner is completely torn off.  I wasn't sure how it would scan, but I think it's so beautiful I just had to try!   The scan turned out quite lovely. 
 Put it on some pretty Graphics 45 paper with scrunched seam binding and a vintage button.  Here's wishing the happy couple great joy!



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  2. I'm envious you have your great-grandparent's original marriage certificate. What a great piece of family history. As always, the card is beautiful!

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  3. Wow, Lori, this is wonderful. I would never have thought to have used an orginial certificate. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Oh wow, that's just beautiful and simple PRECIOUS!

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  5. Too bad marriage certificates aren't so pretty anymore! Ours looks like something to shove in a filing cabinet, not hang on the wall or turn into such a pretty card.

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  6. This is so lovely. I think it looks better that it is torn and worn looking.. WOW, How special to have a document like this..

    Hugs, Linda

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  7. just beautiful, lori! what a precious keepsake you have! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  8. Oh, how enormously precious this is, to have the marriage certificate of your great-grandparents! You should keep it well preserved for the next generations, it's sheer history! Love your card, have a great weekend, Ira

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  9. HOLY MATRIMONY, missus!!! (sorry, i just couldn't resist!) :) LORI!!!!!! wow♥WOW♥wOOoOoooow!!! this might be my very VERY favorite thing you've ever made...which is saying something cause EVERYTHING you make is unassailably awesome...but THIS!!! they will frame this! this will be an heirloom in THEIR family too!!! ♥♥♥

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  10. One of my all-time favorite cards. The colors are so soft and sweet! I love the real Oklahoma Marriage certificate! It's just lovely!

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  11. This certificate is so beautiful!!! And card with it too:)

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