Category Archives: wedding

a simple thank you

Earlier this week I made a stack of thank you cards for DD to send for the bridal shower gifts she received.  Since I needed quite a few, I once again opted for the clean & simple style.

I kept with the butterfly theme for one last project and here’s what I made…

Hope you had a fun Friday!  Have a great weekend!

stamps- AmyR Thank You Sentiments; paper- white notecards, brown, Pool Party, My Mind’s Eye- Flowery Fields, The Paper Studio- Orange w/white Polka Dots; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- square punch, SU! Elegant Butterfly punch.

more bridal shower pics

If you popped in yesterday, you saw that the theme of our bridal shower was butterflies.  If not, be sure to scroll down and check out the projects I made.

We had a luncheon and you know I love food…lol…so let’s start with the cupcakes!  (I won’t bore you with the nutritious stuff.)  :0)  We found some very pretty EDIBLE butterflies to top them off…you can find the lady who makes them or Amazon or Etsy.  I was very happy with her service…she goes by Sugar Robot.  My neice (teenage) piped the frosting on and did a great job!

Here’s a close up…

All around the room we hung butterflies and chinese lanterns from the ceiling…

We played 2 games.  One was something new & different…Bridal Shower Family Feud!  Here are the hosts and a few “contestants”.  I think everyone had fun…

Every game needs prizes, right?  For the Family Feud game we needed lots so I made some little purses to fill with the SU! purse die.  Here’s a few…

And one last pic…here’s the bride-to-be opening gifts.  We are so blessed to have wonderful family and friends!

Thanks for popping in!  Have a great day!

a butterfly bridal shower

This weekend we had a bridal shower for my DD.  A few weeks ago when we started planning the shower, I thought it might be nice to have a butterfly theme.  It really worked out quite well and we had such a nice time with family and friends!  Today I’ll share some pics of the projects and decorations I made.  Then I’ll be back tomorrow with some more pics to share.

First we needed an invitation!  Since I needed multiples, I wanted to make a CAS (clean & simple) card.  I figured a white on white card would be elegant and a pop of color with a butterfly should be fun.  Here’s the invite…

Next I worked on the table favors.  We had “whisked away” heart whisks which I attached a punched butterfly to, and I also made some butterfly houses filled with chocolates.  Here’s a few of the many houses I made in different colors.

A few years ago we made these as bird houses…with a round opening in the front and a bird attached.  I just used the SU! Word Window punch instead and turned it into a butterfly house.  The base is the milk carton die and the roof is a Spellbinders die…held on with a binder clip so you can access the candy inside.  A piece of acetate lines the front slot.

I didn’t get a real good photo of the favors on the tables but here’s one I did get.

For the centerpieces I made some tags, each in a different color to match the center flower, with quotes on love and marriage that I printed out and diecut.

All lined up…

And one more pic for today.  When my girls were little, I took a pic of them playing dress up with my wedding gown.  I am SO glad I did that!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more pics.  Have a great day!

Invite- stamps- SU! Inviting and Papillon Potpourri; paper- white; ink- Tangerine Tango, Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, QuicKutz Springtime folder, SU! Elegant Butterfly punch.

Quote Tags: paper- Limeade, Daffodil, Tangerine, Bermuda Bay, Lavendar Lace, Choc. Chip, white; accessories- Labels 9 Nestabilities, SU! Two Tags die, Magnolia Romantic Lace Border die, gemstones, ribbons.

Butterfly Houses: stamps- SU! Weathered, CHF Polka Dots; paper- white, various cardstock and patterned papers; ink- Crumb Cake, Pumpkin; accessories- binder clips, Spellbinders scalloped long rectangle Nestabilities, SU! milk carton die, clear acetate, SU! Word Window punch, SU! Elegant butterfly punch, Stickles, Scor-Tape.

 

a DTGD Wednesday challenge

Have you been playing along with the DTGD challenges on SCS?  Today I have a challenge…check it out and play along!  All the fun starts here.

I made 2 sample cards for my challenge…this is the first card I made.  Love the rosette ribbon!  You can get it from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

And here’s the second card I made.  This one is for my DD’s bridal shower.  The patterned paper is actually a piece of the envelope lining from her wedding invites.  I don’t remember where the main image is from but I’ve always loved this stamp and I’m so glad I finally used it!  lol.

It’s hard to see but I added a bit of Stickles to the veil and the heart.

Have a great day…hope you play along!

Rosettes card: stamps- Stampendous Happy Couple, SU! Petite Pairs; paper- white, Pink Pirouette; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! oval punches, Cuttlebug Once Upon A Princess emb. folder, ribbon rosettes from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Scor-Tape, Copics, gemstones, Spellbinders Squares and Lacey Squares.

Veil & Tophat card: stamps- unknown image, sentiment from retired Cookie Crumbs- Special Day; paper- shimmery white, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, dp from the envelope lining of the wedding invite; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- corner rounder, Cuttlebug Love Language folder, Labels 1 Nestabilities, gemstones, Stickles.

a simple wedding card

My daughter recently needed a wedding card and I needed to make it the day before the wedding.  Sound familiar?  A clean & simple card was in order…

I had just purchased the retired SU! stamp set, Valentine Defined, to use for her own wedding…so I pulled out the tree image and some markers.  Then finished it off with a little bling.  Quick.  Easy.  Done.

Have a great night!  :)

another tissue box cover and video tutorial

Last month I shared a snowy tissue box cover that I made with a Stampavie image for a square box of tissues.  (Thanks for your comments…I’m glad you liked it!)  Soon after, I was asked to do a tutorial for SCS with the tissue box, so here’s another sample I came up with.  This one was made for a friend’s daughter’s wedding so I kept it pretty much white on white.  I love that look…so elegant!

I used 2 different embossing folders and added a bunch of pearls.  Just a tiny bit of black helped to make their initials stand out.

Here’s a view of the top.  It’s hard to see, but I added some Stickles to the edge of the die-cut opening and around the punched heart.  I also added Stickles to the initials on the front.

Below is the You Tube video tutorial, but be sure to check out the Splitcoast site for step by step pictures and directions.  You can see the tutorial herein the SCS resources.

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Thanks for stopping by!

paper- black, white; accessories-Cuttlebug Meadow Lark & Preserves folders, pearls, Sizzix Endless Love alpha dies, Stickles, Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart punch, Spellbinders Oval and Labels 13 dies.

another Vera Bradley card

You may remember this card that I made for my friend’s daughter for her bridal shower.  Recently I recycled some more of the Vera Bradley invite to make another card for their wedding day.

My friend saw this beautiful card and loved it, so it became my inspiration.  I have a hard time adding pins to my cards (afraid someone will get poked, I guess) but since this was for such a special occasion and it was not going in the mail I decided it would be perfect.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow…I will have a special post with my second video tutorial.  I made a little something extra for the wedding.  😉

stamps- Special Day by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Lavendar Lace, white, recycled Vera Bradley invite; ink- Memento Black; accessories- QuicKutz Retro Diamonds folder, Martha Stewart mini-hearts punch, pearls, pin, ribbon, SU! Wide Oval punch.

a Vera Bradley bride

Get your sunglasses out!  ’cause it’s a bright one today!  ;^)

On Saturday I attended a bridal shower for my good friend’s daughter.  She fell in love with this Vera Bradley pattern and is using the colors in her wedding.  The bridal shower invite was sent with the same pattern on the invitations so when I received it, I carefully removed the pretty lining from the envelope and recycled it on this card.

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I used the bouquet image from my own set, Special Day.  Some stitching and embellishments finished the card.  I tried to let most of the paper shine through and I think the bride was happy with it!

stamps- Special Day by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Birch, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Vera Bradley recycled invite; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, sewing machine, ribbon, Labels 13 Nestabilities, charm, pearls, Stickles, mini roses.

best friends for life

Yay!  It’s almost the weekend again!  And we have had some beautiful weather….a little hot but still nice!

We received a wedding invitation in the mail a few weeks ago with this beautiful orange-y print.  I love it!  So I decided to cut up the envelope (which was lined with the same print) and use the paper to make a wedding card for the couple.  This is a great way to recycle and personalize your card.

I also used my Special Day stamp set.  (BTW…all stamps are 25% off at All That Scraps this week only)

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And I used another piece of the envelope on the inside…

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Have a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend!  ♥

stamps- Special Day by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Soft Sky, white, brown, recycled invitation envelope; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, Copics, pop dots, rhinestone stickers, pearls.

a promise made & the getaway car!

This summer I needed several wedding cards and here are the two designs I came up with.

I made about 3 or 4 of this first card a few months ago but haven’t posted it yet ’cause I didn’t want one of my readers to see it.  ;0)

a promise made….I love that sentiment!

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Here’s a close up of the rings.  They were attached with rolled glue dots.  It’s too hard to read in this picture but “I Love You” is inscribed in the one with the diamond.  It’s so sweet!  Sorry…I tried hard to get a better pic.

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And here is a side view so you can see how the layers were popped.

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Here’s my second wedding card….it is very similar in colors and papers.

The Getaway Car….

This is such a fun image by Stampavie!  It is called Wedding Squirrels and is from the Tina Wenke collection.

I couldn’t resist using another piece of that same dp when I saw it had the words “The Getaway Car” on it!  How perfect.

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The image was colored with Copics and I used chalks on the ground and sky for a softer appearance.

Some pearl stickers in the Prima flowers helped to “dress” this one up.  And I added the EK Success Parisian border along the bottom.  Love that punch!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

first card:

stamps- SU! To Have & To Hold; paper- PTI White, SU! Basic Gray, Flair Designs; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Just My Type, Copics, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Lattice punch, Dress It Up Wedding Rings, glue dots, pop dots.

second card:

stamp-Tina Wenke Wedding Squirrels by Stampavie; paper- white, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Flair Designs; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, chalks, Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Parisian punch, Primas, pearl stickers.

EDIT:  I have had several questions about where to purchase the paper and rings.  I bought both of them at my local Ben Franklin store.  I did a quick search and found the paper here and the rings are here (this one is ebay).  I have never purchased from either of these venders before…I just found the links to help in your search.  Good luck and thanks for your comments.  :0)