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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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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.

All the fun of the fair

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bunting abunting cThis folded rustic invitation fits into a c6 envelope and is  held together with bakers twine. Hidden between the folds are a wishing well card along with an envelope for the tear off R.S.V.P card, with room for other inclusions.   The envelopes feature a subtle touch of colour with the bunting. The save the date card and menu also feature the bunting design.

Guest book Peacock theme

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guest book 1guest book 2guest book 3This is a little guest book I made using the peacock theme for my bride from a previous post.

The front cover was partially embossed with the peacock folder from Cuttlebug Animal Prints set and also added a touch of bling.

The pages allow the guests to leave a little message with some fun!

Peacock Passion

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peacock passionRebecca wanted a simple invitation to reflect the theme of their outdoor wedding set in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland and this cute little invitation offers lots of options!

With room for multiple layers to include all information necessary. Hidden behind the beautiful Peacock feather pattern paper are 2 layers, the Invitation and a wishing well poem followed by a longer layer which holds directions and information for the ceremony venue and reception details. And at the very bottom their names. The final Layer is a gorgeous metallic purple card finished off with a diamante.

Comprising of 5 layers  in total, this simple but elegant invitation is held together with a piece of 3mm purple  satin ribbon and silver cord giving a modern feel.

Here I’ve used Designer Metallic  “Peacock Passion” along with Curious Metallic “Violette” and Glamour Puss “Diamond White” ipaper.

This design can be adapted to many different themes making  it a very versatile design.