Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Wedding.

I've mentioned a couple times (at least lol!) that our daughter is getting married next month and I was making the invitations. Well, I am happy to say that they are all done... all in the mail and the RSVP's are trickling in.

Along with the invitations, I also made the table favors. You know, those cute little things that are at every place setting for people to say "what am I suppose to do with this?" or "she must have spent a fortune on these" or "she must have spent hours making these" (the last being the most appropriate response for these! lol).

The invites are 5 x 6 with a 1 inch pocket inside to hold the RSVP card, reception information, map, etc. I used white DCWV textured cardstock for the base and then added the layer of red and the pattern paper (Black Tie Optional by Imaginisce - I see Eclectic Paperie is out of stock right now... I must have bought all they had. ). The wording is computer generated.

The favors are little white boxes, wrapped with matching red cardstock and pattern paper. The monogram is computer generated and then punched out with the SU! scallop punch. Inside will hold two chocolates (cuz even though people will say "she must have spent hours making these" and then throw them away, they will surely enjoy the chocolate!

Now, I have to put in a very special THANK YOU! to Scor-Pal. That tool is now my new best friend! I am serious here. Do you have any idea how many score lines were needed to make these? Val had been telling me how wonderful this tool is since last year, but I was skeptical. Then, when I designed these invites and new how much scoring I had to do I gave in and ordered one from Eclectic Paperie. BEST thing I have ever done!

And lastly, I needed a card for the bridal shower this Saturday. My work table was already filled with scraps from the above mentioned project, so.... black and red it is!

Since her colors are black and red, and her flowers are red roses, I just can't go wrong with this one!

The flower bud is paper pieced in 3 layers - stamped first on the base cardstock and colored; stamped again on a scrap piece, colored and then cut out; and then stamped a third time, colored but this time I only cut out two of the leaves and layered them. It has beautiful dimension in real life.

The little tag has a light gray swirl stamped on it to match the base paper.
I just love this LOVE stamp by Papertrey Ink! I love fonts, especially when the sizes are mixed like this. (was that too many loves in one sentence? lol)

So... there you have it. This is what has been eating up all my time (and the blades on my paper cutter!) for the past few weeks.


Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Memory Box, Papertrey Ink, Hot off the Press Ink: Palette Noir, SU! (real red, going grey), Copic markers Paper: DCWV, SU!, Papertrey Ink, Imaginisce Misc: CindyRibbon, Office Depot (tag), SU! punch


Gail S. said...

OOOHHH Carol, I just love your invites, favors and the card for the shower! I have a daughter getting married next year and the ides you have shown are just wonderful. I bet your daughter is so grateful to have such a creative mom!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

HB .... these are exquisite! Every single element is just divine, right down to that darling little love tag! You're such an awesome inspiration!


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MichelleY said...

HB....these are AMAZING....and oh so elegant! Can I call on you to help me design party/wedding stuff when my daughter gets married. Of course, that won't be for several years since she's only 16.....well, it better NOT be for a few years! LOL!

Love Ya!

deb said...

These are wonderful and love the boxes! I just finished 215 Save the Dates for my daughters wedding next June. Thought I would get a jump on those. I also would like to put a pocket in my invites. Having a hard time on "how to do it". Any suggestions??
Great Great JOB!! Love the colors and your work is outstanding!

Lori Craig said...

Gorgeous...gorgeous...gorgeous...this is a special labor of love for your daughter! They are beautiful!

Hey sweet thang, I have a bone to pick with you! You just had to go and push me off of the ScorPal fence, didn't you....When I got to eP, I noticed they had ALL of the new Ranger Pigment pads available...So, I placed a nice little order at your encouragement this morning. Thank you...I think!

patricia said...

Wow. What a lucky woman your daughter is. (She does realize that, doesn't she???!!??) Every element is absolutely perfect. I just stumbled upon your blog today. I love your work - I've been sitting here at my computer doing a lot of "ooohhhing and ahhhhing", so watch out, I'll be stalking...

KooKie said...

You have TOTALLY outdone yourself on these HB!
Simply stunning and wonderful.

wendella247 said...

I was just referred here through a link in Taylored Expressions' blog and I have to say I love your blog! I like your creative paper crafting style as well as your writing style. I just subscribed and will be back to visit often! The invitation, favor and shower card are all gorgeous! I may be needing to do the same for my son and fiance real soon.

Michelle Wooderson said...

Hey HB, these are simply stunning and I'm sure they will be the envy of all brides to come! I meant to tell you that I used two of your fun designs for some Crafty Secrets cards I did....but of course, I forgot to mention that in my post. But I edited it and now I'm linking up to you, sweet thang! Thanks for all your inspiration!! Mishie

A Stamper's Journey said...

Your invitations are beautiful. I love the elegance of the black and white with a dash of red.
Great job. I am sure your daughter is very proud and thankful.

Debbie Olson said...

Carol, this is a fabulous ensemble--SO elegant! I've been needing some clean B and W paper--now I know what to look for! I hope your daughter knows how special these are!

sarita said...

my son is getting married in TWO WEEKS! Her uncle is a printer so he gave them the invitations as a present. I am going to make some thank you cards for them. AND a friend of mine's son is getting married next year - their colors are red and black with red roses!! so i'm sending her the link to your blog!
you do wonderful work