Archive | November 2010

Dress Up Christmas

Stampin’ Up! have a great promotion at the moment – Dress Up Christmas!  Purchase one of the Christmas gift-giving bundles shown with more details here and you can earn one of the free spools of ribbon on offer.

This is one of the cards I made using the Welcome Christmas Bundle.  Such a simple Christmas card idea!  I used the colours Whisper White and Real Red, Cocoa Specialty DSP (and boy is it yummy!) and one of the Mistletoe Ribbon Originals.  The sentiment is stamped in Real Red and is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Manhattan Flower birthday

I really love this colour combination – Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.   I have a few cards I’ve made with it lately.  This one is really simple!

I used my Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder to create this gorgeous flower on the Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then I added a touch of lace (non-SU – but SU lace is coming!) with an Antique Brad.  I think the Antique Brads are my new favourite product!!

Next I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes.  I then punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it with some Crumb Cake cardstock punched using the Scallop Oval punch.  I sponged the edges of the sentiment with Crumb Cake ink and then added some lovely SU pearls.

Thanks for looking 🙂

My very special wedding acceptance

To make a wedding acceptance card is easy, right?  Well, when you’ve made the invitations, I found it a real challenge!  In the end, I decided to take the wedding invitation idea one step further … and use one of my new favourite colour combos with a vintage look. 

This is what I made for the wedding acceptance …

So I used the colours Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Vintage Wallpaper embossed image.  Then I stamped the Together Forever in Crumb Cake and kissed it just right using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with the flourish from Baroque Motifs with Blushing Bride ink.  A couple of pearls, a bit of Very Vanilla textured cardstock and some non-SU lace and I had finished!

Of course, I embossed the Very Vanilla SU envelope with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

A very special wedding invitation

It’s sad to come to the end of this wedding invitation journey (and they did take a literal journey from Sydney to Canberra a few weekends ago so my sister could see them) but at the same time, it’s thrilling!  A very special wedding is around the corner for our family in Canberra …

And so, this is the final wedding invitation and you might notice, there is no taffeta ribbon!  It was replaced with the gorgeous SU white satin ribbon 🙂

This is a close up of the punched layers with the Baroque Motifs stamped with a touch of pink over the Together Forever stamped in Basic Grey.  I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that the swirl and Together Forever kissed in all the right places, lol!

And this is what ninety true-blue wedding invitations look like …

Of course, wedding invitations must be posted!  And so, I embossed SU’s whisper white envelopes with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder … and this is what they looked like all stamped and labelled before posting …

Now, you may have thought the journey has come to an end, but no!  I still must show you my acceptance card.  So come back again tomorrow, lol!

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation’s inspiring journey nears end

And now we draw near to the end of the creation stage of my sister’s wedding invitation journey. 

In the wee hours, while the house slept and my eyes began to sag, I made one last invitation that wasn’t anything like what Cath had asked for, except that it had a touch of the “Together Forever” and the colours – Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink.  I had a new embossing folder from my latest Stampin’ Up! order and it called out to me, lol!

And so I used my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with my Big Shot and made this card.  I kept the Baroque Motifs square stamped in Pretty in Pink, and I layered it with vellum punched with the scallop square punch and stamped with the faithful “Together Forever”.  Of course, there were the pearls as well.

And I used my last snippets of white taffeta ribbon, though you’ll have to trust me on that because you can’t see behind the middle panel, lol!

This was the card that caught Cath by surprise.  And we altered it to blend the ideas she liked as well to create her very own handmade wedding invitation.  Here are some of the ideas that came together …

The first was the idea of the way I layered the scallop circle punch with the scallop oval punch.  So I made a mock invitation with that layering and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Cath kept telling me how much she really liked the flourish from Baroque Motifs, but we couldn’t see how to add it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder because both together would be too busy.  Then I had an idea, and I added a touch of pink with Baroque Motifs like this … 

Next Cath wanted to added a panel underneath this punched layering of Together Forever.  So this was the next design, first with the last scraps of my white taffeta ribbon …

And lastly with a touch of pink …

Cath and Steve made their decision!  But, you’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the end of wedding invitation’s journey and enjoy all its glory!

Can you pick the design/colours they chose?

Thanks for looking 🙂