Friday, October 17, 2014

Gilding Flakes

I just discovered gilding flakes after watching Sue Wilson's you tube video.  I think it may be my all time favorite!  You can't appreciate the shimmer in the photos, but it's quite reflective.

The stamp was a Penny Black "Wistful".  I used a gold leaf pen (Krylon 18K) to trim the outside edge of the card stock she was stamped on, then inset it into a co-coordinating color card stock frame (to keep bulk down).  The sentiment was embossed in gold. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

My husband is a veterinarian and we had some very sweet clients get into a wreck.  We wanted to send them a special card with room for all our staff to leave personal messages.  This is what I came up with.

I made the dog using paper piecing.  The inspiration was a card found on Pinterest.  The link is here: 
I layered the oval on top of the cardstock which gave me a edge to run liquid glue against and then lay the bakers twine against.  The inside had our message and some space for people to sign, but I also had a white piece of cardstock on the top half for more people to sign.  I didn't adhere it until after people had signed so the front of the card didn't get smushed.

Crafty Ann "Funny  Dog" die
Cheery Lynn Grass Border die
Spellbinders Grand Oval die
Fiskers flower punch

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Invitations

I used purchased pockets for the invitations, but used dies to cut and emboss the pieces of the invitation.  The printing was foiled (by using a laser printer and then foil with a heat laminator - who knew you could do that at home?)  I was particularly proud that we figured out how to use mail merge to put everyone's name on the rsvp card so we didn't have to have that silly looking line with the M___________ for people to fill in (or the "invisible number" on the back when the responder didn't fill their name out on the line)  Don't know what I'll do with my time now that it's all over lol.

Wedding Favors

My daughter is a teacher (hence the note pad) and her new husband is in construction (which explains the carpenter pencil), so we made our favors to reflect that.  We made the note pads ourselves (using the Cinch binder) which allowed us to match our wedding papers as well as put a thank you note to the guests in it.  We also had their contact information put on a business card and attached it with removable adhesive so it could be put in a Rolodex.  Of course, I smudged out their address for publishing.

Wedding Program

Well, my daughter is finally married so I can now share our little creations for the wedding.  Here is the wedding program.

Wedding Menus

Here is the menu card from the wedding.  I made it using a Tattered Lace (Dancing Couple) die.  It is made to cut the couple completely out, which I didn't want it to do.  I took my dremel and ground down the bottom edge of the die so it would remain attached to my purple card base.  The menu was printed on Neenah ivory card stock in matching purple ink, then edged with a metallic silver pen.  The menus were placed on the charger plates at the reception with "Reserved" cards I printed on matching parchment paper for the saved seats.