Thursday, March 6, 2008

Weddings R Us!!

I've been absent from my blog for quite a while. This is for several reasons:
  • Our business has really taken off and kept us hopping!
  • We have lots and lots of new products coming up on our website click here to visit our store.
  • The flu bug.....grrrr!
  • My sister is getting married in May and I just finished tying the last ribbon onto 400 announcements!!! See the announcement below.
  • My brother-in-law is getting married in August, so I am now making more announcements for him.
Watch this week and into the coming weeks for a series of tutorials on using some of the new products in our store. Tomorrow I plan to post a unique twist on a 2-4-6-8 box. At least I think it's unique and the design is from my own head.

This is my sister Mary's card. Their wedding colors are Moss and Eggplant. The card size is 4.75" x 6.75". To make the window, I used Creative Memories square punches. I punched a 1-inch square in Elegant Eggplant cardstock. I then put the cardstock back into a 1.5-inch punch, holding the punch upside down, in order to see where I was punching. That created a little eggplant frame. I punched a hole in the card front using the 1.25-inch punch. Using my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, I traced around the inside of the hold in the card itself and adhered the frame. The frame is glued on the inside of the card.

The stamp sets used are all by Stampin' Up! They are Terrific Tulips, Watercolor Garden (butterfly), Little Shapes (square stamped in Mellow Moss inside the card, seen through the window), and Friend to Friend (Poem). I took the cardstock to a copy center before cutting and had them print the inside text. The tulips are actually a 3-step stamp. First I stamped the large part of the stem with Always Artichoke, then overstamped the leaf with Mellow Moss, then stamped the bloom with Elegant Eggplant.

The ribbon I used is 5/8" ivory organdy from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts.

Here's my first prototype for Scot and Destiny. I embossed the center panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. I also embossed three lines on the edge of the card using my Scor Pal. The rose is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set To Have and To Hold. I stamped using copper ink and embossed using copper embossing powder. I cut out and embossed the ovals with my Nestabilities Ovals. The ribbon is 3/8" Rust organdy from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. This card also measures 4.75" x 6.75".

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