Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thank You

An interesting color combination on Splitcoaststampers this week, CC271 . I've been trying to incorporate in my cards lately more designer papers. As I buy them because they are pretty, but like many other paper crafters they are too pretty to use and get tucked away into our paper collections.

I have been enjoying the weekly Mojo Monday (139) Sketches. Here is another great one created by Julee Tilman.

SU! Best Blossoms
PAPER: Chatterbox; Sunny Flowers. SU! Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron
INK: Versafine; Onyx Black. Versamark
EMBELLISHMENTS: Prima Flowers, Glitter Brads
RIBBON: Purple Satin
TOOLS: Cuttlebug
SUPPLIES: SU! Top Note Die Cut, Provocraft; Victoria EF

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rose Wedding Invitations

The Paper Company's Metallic Crimson Red, Black Glitter & Bazzill's Glass Slipper were the colors of choice for these elegant wedding invitations that I was asked to make for my cousin who will be getting married in September 2010. I used StampinUp! Manhattan Flower embossing folder to create the embossed rose on the front. The verse was the bride and groom's personal choice.

This is a view of the inside;
The announcement and additional information were printed on linen paper to look more elegant then your typical copy paper. I learned using linen paper that it really absorbs ink and there is a slight shadow but there is no way bypassing it other then going into a commercial printer.

In total 165 invitations were made! I took pictures of some of the steps it took to complete the process.
These are the card bases, each one was individually cut from a piece of 12x12 card stock, scored and a pocket scored to be folded. Every invitation also received my custom stamped logo on the back.

Here are half of the invitation fronts. First the verse needed to be printed on the card stock then each one needed to be cut out. Then one by one all were cranked through the Cuttlebug machine using the SU! Manhattan Flower embossing folder.

Now onto my work area, one 6 foot table = 1 square foot workable area. {LOL} Shhh... I know there are others like me out there too you just won't admit it!
Thank God for Twilight & New Moon movies, I really do not know how many times I watched these movies while working on the invitations. I can not wait for Eclipse to be release now...LOL

The repetitiveness just about killed me, but all in all I am a perfectionist. They look awesome and I think they turned out great.

Three months later, and all the invitations are complete to the day of deadline.

Now would I consider doing this again... perhaps hopefully on a smaller scale, but I learned a lot on my first job at wedding invitations. Maybe the next attempt will be my own... (Rofl) ya right! Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always welcomed please post them below :) Krysta

Saturday, May 15, 2010

First Wedding of the Year...

Adrienne & Kent

After searching for a while through some other blogs I think I finally got the hand of how everyone is making this pretty ribbon ruffle on there cards lately. {What do you think of my take at it?}
I made this card for a girlfriend that is getting married today who I worked with 10 years ago and it has probably been the same amount of time since we last saw each other.

This is the first time I have finished the inside of the card. Usually I don't like the looks of this done to cards but for this card I thought it would be appropriate to complete it as the little envelope contains my gift to the happy couple.

The Greeting Farm; Cake Topper
PAPER: SU! Basic Black, Basic Gray. Deja View; Sweet Romance. Bazzill; Baby Blue
INK: Versafine; Onyxblack
EMBELLISHMENTS: Recollections; Gemstone Brads. Stickles; Turquoise
RIBBON: Black Satin
TOOLS: Cuttlebug
SUPPLIES: Spellbinders; Square & Square Scallop. SU! Bigz Scallop Envelope, Copics , Pop Dots, Clear EP

Friday, May 7, 2010

Birthday Surprise

I am glad to be back to creating greeting cards, I had taking a small sabbatical from greeting cards to take on the tasks of wedding invitations.
Now that I am finished that project I can get back to some of my favorite weekly challenges and I dove into this weeks Mojo Monday, Mojo137.

I have been invited to a dear friends surprise birthday party, Sharon will love this card as I know she will as anything she has every seen of mine she just falls in love with and always envy's my creations. It was fun and quick to make.

STAMPS: SU! Wings of Friendship, SU! Sincere Salutations
PAPER: SU! Black, SU! Whisper White, SEI Black Orchid Stack
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear Rhinestone
RIBBON: 3/8" Satin Aqua
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Square Spellbinders, SU! Oval & Oval Scallop Punch