One of the wedding pieces I blogged about used a printed velum paper overlay on a mat to bring in another aspect of the wedding theme. I used this same technique again to create a gift for my cousin's first anniversary. Coincidentally, paper is both the traditional and modern gift for a first anniversary.
Their first dance was to a song called Then by Brad Paisley. The photo is from their first dance, and the lyrics are around the outside. Sorry for the flash, but it's hard to get a decent picture
The original idea came from a blog called Sparkle & Hay, but the post I pinned the picture from no longer exists, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. (The blog seems to be out of commission) I do remember that the project was hand lettered directly onto the mat. I wasn't comfortable doing that, but if you want instructions, you can see how to do it here. (And another tutorial for handwriting the lyrics)
I am far too much of a perfectionist AND I like to make things difficult, so I opted to do mine in Word. I used the same font that my cousin used on her wedding invitations, Tiriani, but you can find hundreds of free handwriting fonts here. I purchased the mat and frame first - the frame came from AC Moore and everything is inserted from the front. There's just a thin border around the edge holding the glass in so I could use more of the mat (almost none of it is covered over by the edges of the frame). This is an 8x10 frame.
Then I measured the exact dimensions and set up a document in Word. It was a lot of adjusting, tweaking and playing around with sizing and spacing to get the song lyrics to fit and look evenly spaced. Then I printed it on plain paper, lined it up against the mat, tweaked some more, printed again, and so on and so forth. I needed to fill in a little space at the end, so I included not only the name of the song and the artist, but their names, their wedding date, and the town they were married in.
Once everything was perfect, I printed the final copy on velum paper and used an exacto knife and paper trimmer to cut it to shape, then adhered it with spray adhesive. It was a bit tedious and time consuming, but the end result was TOTALLY worth it.
This method looks much easier! http://www.homevolution.co/2012/09/first-dance-frame.html
Or you could use a mat with two openings - one for your photo, one for a printed copy of your lyrics
You could also do the lyrics directly on a photo, then put it on a canvas, like this blogger did here.
And if all else fails, you can pay someone on Etsy to do it for you!