Wedding Shower Invitations & Favors

Wedding Shower Invitations & Favors

I took some time yesterday to sit down and create some handmade bridal shower favors I’ve been wanting to create.  I still love using the retired To Have and to Hold stamp set from several years back.  It’s a favorite!  I used it recently on some Tea for Two packets I sold to someone and I wanted to pull it out again with black and white and a splash of Cherry Cobbler.

Here’s a close up of one of the packets with the bride and groom.  It’s hard to tell, but I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the flowers in the bridal bouquet, the flower in her hair and the grooms bow tie.  The figures are embossing with black embossing powder.  Wouldn’t these be cute sitting at each spot at a bridal shower?

And here’s a quick peek at the inside.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink with a swirl stamp from the To Have and to Hold stamp set.  Love that little swirl!

I hope you don’t mind me sharing yet another Tea for Two Packet.  I know you’ve seen a lot of them on here, it’s just that I finally got to sit down and stamp and I wanted to share it with you.  This coming week I hope to pull out more new stamping supplies and really get back to work!

I also want to share a card one of my dowline members, Amanda, made.  She created this lovely wedding dress shaped bridal shower invitation card.  It’s beautiful don’t you think?  I challenged her to come up with a bridal shower invitation card to offer for sale on her Etsy store and I think she outdid herself!  I asked her permission to share this picture with you.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!  I hope have a wonderful, and cool, weekend!

Stampin’ Up! Library Display – Wedding

Stampin’ Up! Library Display – Wedding

I have been working hard this week on a new display at the Mason Dixon Library in Stewartstown, PA.  The display consists of three glassed in cases.  I wanted to share pictures of one of the three displays today.  This is my new wedding display!  I set it up to showcase three different sets of handmade Wedding Stationary as well as some handmade cards you would give for a wedding or wedding anniversary.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get a picture without glass covering at least half of the display so you’ll have to put up with the flash reflection.

Here’s a closer look.  I forgot to take my good camera when heading to the library so these pictures were taken with my phone.

I made these wedding invitation a while back but I still love them, especially the black ones!  In fact, it looks like I will be making a bunch of these for someone in the near future!  If you would like to see close up pictures of the wedding invitations, you can visit the links below:

I really hope you will drop by the library to check out the display for yourself, it’s so much better in real life than my pictures!  I know many of you live too far away but those who are close, hopefully you can stop in!

There are two more displays, I will try to share pictures of those in the next few days as well.  I chose a different theme for each case so the rest will not be wedding.  You’ll just have to wait and see what the rest are!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Variations of Handmade Wedding Invitations

Wedding Sweet stamp set

Some of you may recall the Wedding Sweet Invitations I shared with you during a blog tour a couple months back.  It turns out that I was asked to make this design for a family member’s wedding.

The tricky part is that approximately 40 of the invitations need to be mailed overseas.  So we’ve come up with a simple variation for the overseas invitations, they will not have ribbon, simply a strip of Bashful Blue cardstock making them simple and light.

I thought I’d share these with you as a sample of how projects can be changed up to fit certain circumstances.  I’m also showing them because if I’m not stamping the Vintage Vogue cards I showed you yesterday, I’m stamping these.  I found out today that I need to have 40 of them made, mailed and in New York by Saturday of this week.  Think I can get everything done?  I’m starting to wonder if my sanity will hold through the week!  Anyone want to help?

Medallion & Razzle Dazzle Wedding Card

Handmade Wedding Card

You’re probably starting to think I’m totally stuck on wedding projects right now.  I promise you, I will move on soon, however, I wanted to share one of the cards we made at the Brides & Babies card class last night.

Razzle Dazzle, Medallion & Teeny tiny Wishes

The class last evening made this lovely card.  Unfortunately I cannot take credit for the design, another stamper named Heather was the original creator.  It’s great and I couldn’t think of any way I wanted to change it.

The Razzle Dazzle stamp set is one of those I got and then never found myself using the set.  When I saw this card, however, I thought it was perfect!  Of course you probably recognize the Medallion stamp set by now as I use it a lot and “For the Newlyweds” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The three small Rhinestone brads set it off perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by to visit!  I hope you will leave a comment if you have a moment.

10 Minute Wedding Favor Challenge

Stamping Inspiration Challenge

I’m a little late getting my10 minute challenge posted this week.  I made the project on Wednesday (early!!!) but with the blog tour I put off posting it.

The picture above was our challenge.  We were told to look at this picture and create what came to mind from the picture.  My mind was in wedding mode, due to the Blog Tour theme (see the last three posts) so my inspiration went in that direction.  I saw that big fluffly flowery looking cushion and went from there.

Ready, Set, Go!

I’m ready!  Did I happen to mention that the 10 minute challenge only pertains to cards?  If you decide to make a scrapbook page you have 20 minutes and if you decide to make a 3-D item you have 30 minutes.  I was headed for a 3-D item but didn’t want to spend anywhere near 30 minutes, 10 minutes was still sounding really good.  Go!

Very Vanilla circles

I used the Stampin’ Up! 1″ Circle Punch to punch out a bunch of Very Vanilla circles and then the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out one circle.  After I punched out the circles I wrapped the 1″ circles around a stylus to give them a curve as you see here.

Starting my flower

I put some Sticky Strip on the 1 1/4″ circle and started adhering the 1″ circles around the edges of the 1 1/4″ circle.  After the first layer of petals were attached I added some more sticky strip and then another layer and so on.

Circle Punch Flower

Here’s the flower with all the layers on it.  the next step was to add another little piece of sticky strip (or you could use some crystal effects, I didn’t have time for that!) and added a vanilla pearl from the Pretties Kit right in the center of the flower.

Cracker Barrel Syrup Bottle

I know someone who brings me her syrup bottles from Cracker Barrel.  I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla satin ribbon around the bottle and adhered it with Sticky Strip.  Just a little more to go and the project will be finished.  How long do you think it took??

Done!

Whew!  Less than 10 minutes, just a little over 7 in fact!  Do you want to see the finished project?

It's a bud vase!

I made a little bud vase!  Did you notice that it matches the wedding favor I showed you the other day with the super elegant wedding invitation and stationary?  I think this cute bud vase could be cute in the middle of a round table at a wedding reception with a single, beautiful flower in it.  Another idea would be to have a neutral colored table cloth, put a table runner down the middle of the table, which matches the wedding colors, and then have some of these handmade paper flowers (not attached to anything) sprinkled along the runner.

Bud vase

Here’s a close up of the vase.  I love these little syrup bottles because they have a cute design molded into them.  (My husband loves them because they contain real Maple Syrup!!)

These flowers are so easy to make and you saw that they don’t take much time.  Are you ready to try making one of your own?  Thank you for stopping by to visit!  I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment!

A Rose is a Rose Wedding Stationary

A rose is a Rose stamp set

Welcome to the last day of the blog tour!  Today’s set of wedding stationary was made using the stamp set called A Rose is a Rose which is a 2-step stamping set.  Two step stamping can be so much fun and gives so much dimension to your stamped image.

Wedding Invitation

Here’s is the wedding invitation.  It’s very simple in style but does take a little work to stamp each individual leaf and flower (twice).  The colors I used are Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke.

Wedding Response Card

For this response card I printed the wording in the upper right corner so there would be plenty of room to stamp the roses.

Wedding Place Card

Keeping with the simple style I used the rose bud stamps only for the place card.  These would have been some huge place cards if I tried to use the full rose!

Wedding Note Cards

Here are the note cards I made to match the rest of the stationary.  I decided to make the card without any sentiment, that would allow it to be used as communication to wedding attendants, shower thank yous, wedding thank yous and more.

Wedding Favor Box

Here is the matching favor.  It is much like yesterdays, I just didn’t stamp on the box.

This blog tour was a bit of a challenge for me.  Normally I get the items made just hours before posting them each day.  This time, however, I had to work ahead and get everything done be Wednesday afternoon so I could go out of town.  Whew!   (I said all that to let you know why there wasn’t a whole lot of variety in the favor designs.)

I hope you have enjoyed the blog tour!  Your comments have been so sweet!  Please don’t forget to go visit Jannette Shaw as your next stop on the tour!

Handmade Wedding Invitation with Wedding Sweet

Wedding Stationary Set

Welcome to day 2 of the Special Occasions Blog Tour!  I want to share another Wedding Invitation and corresponding wedding stationary.  You’ll notice that I’m using Very Vanilla again for this set.  There are two reasons for this, first because I have a bride that wants Very Vanilla and second, because it’s a little easier for me to photograph than white.  Naturally, all of the items I’m showing you could very easily be changed to Whisper White and the other colors could easily be changed as well.

Do it yourself wedding invitation

Once again the wedding invitation is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ but this time I turned it around for the fun of it.  The stamp set I used is Wedding Sweet.

Wedding Response Card

The response card is much the same as the invitation, just smaller and I used the smaller stamp out of the same stamp set.  Don’t you just love that Very Vanilla satin ribbon?

Wedding Place Cards

Aren’t these place cards adorable?  If only I’d known about Stampin’ Up! and all the lovely things you can make eight years ago (well, 8 years on the 25th).  I could have had such beautiful handmade wedding decorations!

Wedding Favor

I’m afraid I didn’t have as much time to spend on designing favors as I would have liked.  This box is made like the one I shared yesterday, however, this time I made the flower from our Scallop Circle Punch and cut the leaves from Little Leaves die and the Big Shot.

Sour Cream Favor

I did have a chance to make this little sour cream container up.  These are very easy to make and then they can be filled with little dinner mints or M&Ms or whatever suits your fancy.  I used the “Mr. & Mrs.” stamp from the All Holidays stamp set to decorate the edges.

Wedding Thank You Note

Lastly, we have the Thank You card to match the other stationary.  “Thank you” is from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.

So, do you like this set or yesterday’s set better?    Yesterdays was my personal favorite but I think this set is very soft and elegant.    I hope you’ll check back again tomorrow for my next set, yet again it’s in different colors and with a different stamp set.  Thank you for the comments left – I love to read them!

Don’t forget to go on to visit Jannette Shaw next!

Handmade Wedding Invitations & Stationary

Wedding time!

Welcome to day 1 of the Special Occasions Blog tour!  We’re sharing ideas for some of those extra special occasions in life.  I personally have decided to focus on weddings during the tour.  (The fact that I had a family member ask me to design and make their wedding invitations certainly helped with that decision!)  I thought it would be nice to create coordinating pieces, afterall, there is more to the printing for a wedding than just the invitation so it might as well all match!

Handmade Wedding Invitation

Here is the invitation.  This is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ in size.   The Very Vanilla Satin ribbon really makes this look very elegant!  The monogram you see is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set and the decoration around it is from the Together Forever stamp set.  Both are embossed in black.

Inside the invitation

Here’s the inside of the invitation.  It’s simple but very elegant.  This same layout idea could very easily be used for the wedding program as well. A layer of Very Vanilla could be added to the left page or you could use brads to attach multiple layers on the right side.

Wedding Response Card

Here is the response card to go along with the invitation.  A satin bow could also be placed on this card but I decided not to for the sake of postage since it will be in the same envelope as the invitation.

Reception Place Cards

Once you get to the reception you may need place cards.  Can you see the black embossing on the very bottom of the black cardstock?  That same embossing is on each of the pieces of wedding stationary but unfortunately it is hard to pick up in the picture.  Embossing black on black gives a really neat, almost velvety look to the cardstock.  For this effect I used the border vine from the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Wedding Favor

Of course everyone looks forward to the favor!  This little 2 inch square box is just right for some chocolate or maybe even a little votive candle (if it doesn’t fit the box could easily be adjusted to make it fit.)  I made a little flower using the 1″ circle punch  and a vanilla bead from the Pretties Kit.  These are very simple to make!

Wedding Stationary

Lastly, it’s always handy to have some wedding stationary.  These cards (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ in size) would be great for sending a note to your wedding party members or for thank you notes for all those lovely gifts.  For that matter, with the lovely monogram these would be great for any correspondence the new couple has, wedding related or not.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of wedding stationary!  Tomorrow I will have another, totally different, set to share with you.  I hope you’ll come back to see it!  You may not be getting married but at some point you’ll know someone who is and perhaps you’ll want to share these lovely handmade wedding ideas with them.

If you have a moment to leave a comment I would love to hear from you!  Be sure to go on to visit Jannette Shaw next to see what she has to share.