Category Archives: romantic

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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save the dates

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save 1I just love the look of craft paper combined with paper doilies. This simple little design says it all.

To add some fun I used a  flip it card (using a flip-it die from sizzix) for the second design.

Stay tuned for the entire suite to match these cute save frontsave the datesave 2s!

It’s a wrap!

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I just love this Jacket style Invitation It truly has the wow factor not to mention BLING!! This is the same  shape die I’ve used for the black embossed jacket in my previous post, but it just goes to  show how different a design can look by changing the materials. Also using the same coloured jacket and ribbon but adding a buckle changes the look of this design again. 

Can you imagine  receiving either of these invitations in the mail? Simply stunning!

little bits and pieces

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It’s the little things that add a finishing touch to a wedding reception and brings everything together. Here are a few different things that can be used to carry a theme through of a fairytale wedding.

Menu’s, place cards,  Order of service booklets all add a finishing touch.

Simply Elegant

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 Ellissa wanted a very Elegant invitation which would reflect the style of her gown.

I’ve used a combination of both smooth card and metallic paper coupled with a  pearl embellishment and  double-sided satin ribbon to give this invitation a truly exquisite look.  The invitation inside is a flip book style.

The embossed theme was carried through in her Seating plan, napkins,  favours / bomboniere, guest book and Table numbers.

She also added some colour along with the deep cream.

Fairytale invitation # 2

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This is a take 2 on Bec’s Fairytale invitation. I’ve made 2 match book style invitations. The first one I’ve used the Cryogen White for both the cover and the page.  The second invitation I’ve used clear Acetate for the cover and Cryogen White for the page. The beauty of this invitation is that extra pages can be added for extra information and depending on the look the bride is going for the pages could be different lengths or they  could be all the same.  A different colour could be used for the page of the Acetate invitation giving it a different look again. If I wanted to be energetic I could cover the embossed coach with my Zig two-way pen and then cover it with dazzling diamonds, IF I was energetic. lol    Both have been tied together with fine silver cord and have beads knotted at the ends, however thin satin ribbon could be used or organza ribbon tied into a simple bow .  Oh the possibilities!!!!  

 

FairyTale Invitation

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Bec wanted something to reflect a fairytale wedding, with softness, sparkle and a touch of purple.  Here I’ve used a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Happily Ever after/night at the ball set.   The paper I’ve used  is Cryogen White which is an pearlescent, iridescent metallic paper from i paper.  Although hard (click on the photo to get a closer look) to see this paper has thousands of little glittery particles which creates a magical feel to this invitation. The simple organza ribbon adds a soft finishing touch.  The quote I’ve used is one of my favourites using the fonts “Invitation” and “Some Weatz Swashes”.  My friend Sylvia a photographer (www.flickr.com/photos/sylviaaustin1) was kind enough to take this photo as my little camera just didn’t do justice!