It happened. I had a wedding to attend a couple weekends ago, and had no wedding cards made and no time to make one with a toddler and a newborn. Well, I refuse to buy a card when I can make one so I challenged myself to create a card as quickly as possible that could still pass for a nice wedding card.
I turned to a DCWV foiled patterned paper, a congratulations die from the My Favorite Things Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker die set, and topped off the die with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen. There’s a lot more I could have done to pretty it up, but I think it turned out darn good for a 5 minute card!
I recently designed a multi-layer wedding program for my sister. She wanted to have the wedding information, bridal party information, and the readings in her program, which couldn’t easily be done in a front to back design.
For me, I wanted to create something a little different than I’ve done in the past, which had been a basic front and back design pasted on card stock. She had a sample very similar to what we ended up with that was the perfect solution for what we were looking for.
It took both of us about 7 hours to put all 70 programs together between cutting, embossing the design on the paper, punching the holes, and tying the ribbon, but we were both happy with how they turned out.
Back in May/June, I designed a bridal shower invite for my sister. It was actually quite simple because she was alright with me using basically the same design I created for my bridal shower, just tweaking it a little bit. I printed them out at Office Max, cut them out, and pasted them on black cardstock. They came together really quickly.
I wanted to create something special for my sister for her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. I found the idea on Pinterest to create a Date Night Jar with pre-written date night ideas on popsicle sticks. However, most of the examples I came across were in mason jars covered in generic construction paper. I wanted to create something a little more elegant that also acted as a decoration piece.
I picked up a vinegar jar and popsicle sticks from the Dollar Store, wrapped the jar in patterned paper, cut out the letters with my Big Shot machine, and attached a bow. For the popsicle sticks, I painted 3 different colors: white for $0-$5 dates with almost no planning needed, yellow for $10-$50 dates with possibly a little planning needed, and green for $50+ dates that need to be planned ahead of time like going to a concert. After the paint dried, on each of the sticks I wrote a date idea that I thought the couple would enjoy together based on the color of the stick.
I lined the bottom of the jar with some pretty lace I’ve had for awhile to raise the popsicle sticks a little bit and to dress it up. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I hope my sister and her husband-to-be enjoy it. 🙂
Ok, to show I haven’t completely abandoned design and crafts in the past few months, here are two wedding programs I designed for some friends. I enjoyed working on them, and was excited to be able to print them at home, which saves everyone money!
Things have been very busy lately! My husband and I are settling into our new house, Christmas is coming up, AND I’m starting a new job tomorrow, transitioning out of the old position, and have another part-time job on the side. In between all the craziness, I’ve been trying to create more cards, but haven’t had too much time. I recently had a last-minute request for bridal shower invites, which was a good push to start crafting again.
I decided on a one-sided design, and went with a little more elegant with the color scheme rather than quirky and fun. I didn’t have any bridal shower or invite stamps, so I used a font I found on dafont.com called “Talking to the Moon”, and printed it out on white card stock. I hope the lady who wanted them likes the design!