I got into cross-stitching about a month before a friend's wedding 6 years ago. I was out with some friends and we went to Pearl Fine Art Supplies on near Canal street in the city. I found a kit for a wedding card like the one pictured above and I thought it would be more unique than a store-bought card. I found myself having fun doing it and my friend loved it. I've made two other cards since for two different weddings. The one in the picture was for husband's niece in 2009. They got married two months before we did. They also have a kit for a baby shower card. I have the kit, but I haven't used it yet. This is a pretty easy project and only takes about a week or two to do. I think it's a nice project for a beginner. My only problem was the french knots in the names and the date. I hate doing french knots. I've read instructions, watched videos on how to do it and I can't seem to get the hang of it.