Thursday, June 24, 2010

Special Wedding Guest Book

A few months after my nephew Nick became engaged, his new fiancee Alex sent me an email asking me to create a guest book for their wedding. She wanted something more than just plain signatures in a book to commemorate their wedding.

After a few email conversations, I sent her a prototype in March... and after a few more conversations, came up with this design.

I used lots of Provo Craft products (Cricut and Cuttlebug) as well as Stampin' Up ink, Versamark Ink, and stamps from the following companies; Stampin' Up, Paper Studio, and the custom stamps I had made from Stamp Out Online. (Find a link to their company on this blog.)

Along the way, two of my friends from my Stampin' Up Stamp Club, Robin Smith and Melissa Owen, helped out by coming over one Saturday for a marathon stamping session. I wouldn't have been able to finish the project almost a week before the wedding if the two ladies hadn't helped. THANK YOU!!

At the top, you can see the two pieces cut with the Nestability dies; the Label, and the heart. I cut the hearts so they would open. Featured in the above picture is a piece I scanned off their invitation, and sent to Lisa at StampOut Online. She sent back the perfect stamp for the front of the tag! I also used my Crafter's Companion to tie the double bows for each tag piece.

In addition to all the inking in Turquoise and Versamark ink... I used the Glitz embossing powder from PK Glitz out of Tennessee to add some sparkle on their page. The Thank You piece, and To Have and To Hold were heat embossed with the Aqua glitz.

Please enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Groom Favor Box

This favor box is a cut on the Tie the Knot cartridge... It's not tricky to put together at all, but I do have some advice...

1. Use the Fit to Page feature on your Cricut - and pay attention to the size so you can adjust the wheel to make the white insert fit.
2. Use either your Cricut scoring tool and a ruler, or your Scor-Pal to pre-score the lines. It will make your life MUCH easier!
3. The bottom of the bow-tie pokes through to close the box.

This is just big enough to hold some very cute wedding favors. It's an adorable little groom-box.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding Card

The Splitcoast Stampers website (almost the be-all and end-all of stamping techniques) had these ADORABLE wedding/anniversary cards... and since I have a very special wedding to attend, I just had to make one!

One difference on the 'tuxedo'... I didn't cut all through to the bottom, but folded back the flaps and used my black glaze pen to make the lapels for the tuxedo. I also hand-cut the tie instead of using black ribbon as the other samples have done.

I embossed the white heart with a Cuttlebug strip, used Diamond Stickles to highlight the raised area... and then half-pearls to highlight the top of the 'dress'.

For the Newlyweds stamp comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and my two newest punches; Word Window and two of the Modern Label punches... one cut to make a 2nd layer.

On the white areas, I used Silver Brilliance Ink to stamp the flowered heart from the stamp set I {Heart} Hearts to give some continuity between the background paper (Paper Studio Wedding Stack) and the white foreground piece.

I also used the photocorners from the Jasmine cartridge.

Before sealing the envelope, I did add the Congratulations stamp from one of the newer sets on the top center of the card.

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Train Magnets for Father's Day!

I got this Mini-Train set on Ebay even though it's a Stampin' Up set... Gotta LOVE the quality of the stamps! :)
I stamped them, and colored them with my SU markers... then hand-cut the pieces nice and close... I tried double-layering the pieces, but they look much better with just the black background. I then mounted them on magnets so Dad can use them on the fridge, or down in his train room.

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Thank You card AND a Birthday Card

It's been so long since I posted... It's been a VERY busy summer!
I've been busy creating, even though I haven't taken the time to post... so here goes!

I made this card for a Stamping friend for whom we had a surprise birthday party! She really was very, VERY surprised! We had a great time, and she ooh'd and aaah'd at the card. :)

I really like the rose on the very bottom left of the picture. I think it turned out the best!

Inside view of the card...

Here's a card I was asked to make by our tempororary couselor... she needed a Thank You card, and was impressed with the work she'd seen on my blog and at work. Best thing was I'd just gotten my Lilac stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps in, and HAD to play with them!!!

If you stamp often, and LOVE clear stamps, you've got to take a look at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Each time I use one of my sets from this amazing company, I'm always impressed with the quality, and how they make the images look SO realistic! It's an amazing technology they've got to take apart an image so we can layer the stamps to get such impressive, 3D looking, and AMAZING!!!!!
Please enjoy!!

Your kind comments are always welcome.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mom's Birthday Cards 2010

I just received one of my new stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps (Thanks, Mary!!)

Lilacs are absolutely my very favorite flowers so I just had to have this stamp set. After working with the layers for awhile, I cut the purple and white background layers from one of my Nestabilities sets, and set to stamping!

The purple lilacs in the yard always smelled the absolute best and were always my favorite. I miss seeing them in the spring.

Here on the inside of the card is another set of layered stamps to make the May flower: Lily of the Valley.

I saw this card on the Cricut Messageboard, and had to give it a try!!
The cone and all parts are cut from the Sweet Treats cart at 4 1/2 inches. Each piece is then run through the embossing folder Argyle for the cone, or Divine Swirls for the ice cream.
I used my Stampin' Up Slot punch to make the jimmies, and one of my SU stamp sets for the sentiment. The 3/4 inch circle cut the cherry for the top perfectly.

Happy Birthday Mom!!! Sorry we couldn't be there this year, but we'll see you soon!
Love, Sue and Bennie

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