This 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.
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.
I recently bought the Sizzix triple circle flip-it’s die set. I love how this card turned out. Retro meets Contemporary……
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.
These quality embossed wedding invitations are perfect for the bride on a budget without sacrificing style! Featuring a gorgeous embossed swirl design and 3 diamantes giving this classic design a modern twist. Complete with matching embossed envelope and guest name/ guest name and address printed to both the invitation and envelope.
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.
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!!!!