Author Archives: Vicky

Heart Pivot Card

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imageI made this sweet little card, for my grand-daughter who likes purple and hearts, using the Elizabeth Craft Designs die Heart Pivot by Karen Burniston and  Agatha Edges die. I used paper from K&CoMPANY Jubilee 12×12 pad. Love this pad!image

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600 and counting!

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invite 1This is an invitation that I designed for my friend Kristie’s daughter. She wanted something to reflect her lace dress with swirls and pearls. The belly band was embossed with a Mr & Mrs embossing folder and the inserts and invitation also were embossed.  Pearls were added to the invitation and belly band. The jacket provided a place to hold every thing together including a photo of the Bride & Groom.

Originally Kristie was going to make them herself. My husband and I were in the states in February for our Daughters marriage and I helped Kristie get every thing she needed to make these, assuring her that she could do this herself with my help via Facetime and me having the typesetting set up for her. What was I thinking???? When I realised she was making 600 invitations! That is a huge task even for me who is very experienced. So my lovely husband suggested I fly over and help get them made. In the end I was there for 8 weeks and my poor husband regretted suggesting it! I admit that it was a little long…….. in my defence my reasoning was sound, make the invitations, spend some time with my daughter, go to the wedding, celebrate my grand daughters birthday and celebrate Kristie and my birthday (same day)    In the end we made over 600 invitations! The whole family helped and it was lots of fun! I have a little video of Kristie’s boys  using the cuttlebug, it was hilarious, unfortunately I can’t up load it on this version of wordpress.

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Jennifer McGuire’s Tulle Shaker Card

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I came across a tulle shaker card that the amazing Jennifer McGuire posted recently. You can find it here. Tulle shaker card tutorial

I love shaker cards. I never considered using tulle before though. I love how it creates a very soft elegant feel. So this is my version of her card. It is for my friends daughter’s wedding. It fits her theme perfectly.

I had trouble keeping my sequins inside the tulle, I think the tear tape I was using wasn’t strong enough. So I hand stiched a circle, using the left over cutout piece from my window as a guide.

I used a Stampendous cling stamp set ‘Bird Blooms’ for my flower and leaves, Tim Holtz distress inks; Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn for the leaves and for the flower Seedlees Preserves and Dusty Concord. My Sentiment was a Kaisercraft Mini Clear Stamp ‘Together Forever’ which I stamped using a versacolor ink cube ‘Amethyst’ and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and an unbranded die from my stash to cut out the window. My Sequin’s are from Neat & Tangled ‘Sweetheart Sequin Mix’ and I also added some small silver hearts from my stash.

 

Triple Layer Stamping

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I recently saw this technique for the first time and wanted to try it for my self.

The first card was made by layering three pieces of cardstock down and then stamping, embossing it and then added a matt layer. It really is a very pretty effect. Which got me thinking……..

So for the second card I layered the cardstock but only embossed it. I then inked the embossed areas and once again added a matt layer.

cute little wedding favours

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favoursHow cute are these little favours! A great way to combine both favour and place card. So easy to make if you are a DIY bride. Big enough to hold 3 Cadbury heart chocolates.

Take a piece of paper 14.5cm long x 7.5cm wide. On the long side score at 2.5cm, 7cm, 9.5cm and 14cm  On the short side score at 2.5cm  Be sure to have the pattern running the right way when scoring.

I got this idea from a tutorial on  pootles.co.uk  Tiny Treat Box see tutorial here            I  adjusted the size to suit my project.

 

Horse and Carriage cheque book style

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frontimg_1498rsvp-pageinsideKirsty wanted the features of a pocket fold invitation but as her sister’s wedding invitation was a pocket fold she wanted to have something completely different.  It was important to include information such as accommodations, directions and a wishing well along with providing a response card and envelope. This cheque book style invitation allows room for many pages and the back cover holds the response card and return envelope. The directions page also includes perforation.  A lovely combination of lace, ribbon and embossing.