Category Archives: Belly bands

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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All bundled up

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 The design of this invitation came about from a photo of a cake my bride fell in love with. She wanted something that would reflect the theme of the cake.

 She wanted something mainly Red but also including the black and white. The belly band with the pearl accent gives it a funky modern feel. Embossing to the side of the invitation and  flap of the envelope tie’s  the theme together nicely to create a wow factor. A Triangle shaped menu  and place card with embossing and  pearl accents were chosen  for the tables.

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A country feel

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Darren & Carolynn Ye Haw! This invitation suite sets the theme for a country style wedding.  The pocket is a perfect way to keep the Information card along with a wishing well poem, R.S.V.P card and reply envelope together. The  use of a Belly Band and address label adds to  it’s vintage rustic charm.

Fairy Tale Princess Invitation

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                                                                                                     Recently I visited the  beautifull Paronella Park in   Innisfail, Queensland.  A perfect venue for a fairytale wedding!   http://www.paronellapark.com.au/

This pocket fold style features  embossing to the  front section, a ‘glass slipper’ tied with  a  silver cord  serves as a belly band. Once opened a beautiful invitation is revealed!  A ‘Tiara’ style  diamante embellishment at the top creates a romantic princess feel  and adds bling!  To the left  a corner style pocket holds the inclusions together nicely.    

This invitation combines both style and elegance creating  a beautiful theme for a fairy tale wedding.   

Alternatively I’ve used an organza ribbon to hold the  pocket fold together which creates a different look to this versatile invitation.