On Monday I shared the invitation I made for my sister’s wedding. For the day of their wedding I wanted to make them a card. I thought it would be fun to give them the same card as their invitation except change out their first names to their official married name! I hope they liked it!
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On Saturday I attended my sister’s wedding! Lisa is now Mrs. Nelson which is funny because Nelson is our maiden name! Both my mom and my sister are Mrs. Nelson! That doesn’t happen often! It was a lovely ceremony and my sister looked beautiful. We are very happy to have Dan in our family!
My dad passed away six years ago and he was greatly missed at this family gathering. My mom did a wonderful job walking my sister down the aisle. My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter (Erin, Tyler and Audrey) were unable to attend the wedding as they live out of town and Erin is pregnant, due next month. They were very missed!!
When Lisa and Dad became engaged, she asked me if I would make their wedding invitations. It took many months to decide what design we wanted and which colors to use. Dan always gives Lisa beautiful flowers so we tried to make a photograph of a rose he had given her as the focal point of the invitation but we just couldn’t make it work.
We then went in a different direction and Lisa decided that she would like to use gold paper. So, I checked the Stampin’ Up! catalog and found beautiful gold satin ribbon and gold paper. This was a shock to me as I have gone through our catalog from cover to cover (more times than I can tell you) and had no idea we had these two products! The Brushed Gold Cardstock is tucked away in the catalog on page 193 in the far bottom right corner, if you want to take a look (along with several other specialty papers)!
I made several prototypes for Lisa and she chose the one you see above. It is much prettier in person as you can see the flecks of color in the gold paper and the shiny ribbon. The finished card measures 5″ x 7″. I printed their names for the front on my printer using Whisper White cardstock. I did this on the inside as well with the invitation information.
My Whisper White embossed piece measures 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. The one “problem” that I had to figure out with the card was how I was going to emboss this piece since our embossing folders are much smaller. Here’s a picture tutorial to show you how I did it. I’m using a piece of Hello Honey so that it’s easier to see.
1. First I placed a pencil mark where I knew my ribbon would be (you can see it in the far right corner at the bottom of the embossing folder). I then placed my paper inside the folder with the last row of dots aligning with my mark.
2. I turned the paper around and inserted it back into the embossing folder with the piece already embossed sticking out. If you look closely, you can see my pencil mark (it is still on the right hand side).
3. The next step is to run it through the Big Shot with the end not yet embossed, going through the Big Shot. The part already embossed WILL NOT be run through again or else it will be flattened! Roll it through and once you see that you’ve embossed the new part, run it backwards and out again.
4. Here’s the finished piece. You can still see my pencil mark. It is flattened a bit in this area but this is where the ribbon will go and it will be completely hidden. I did this 40 times on Whisper White and after doing it so many times, I was able to do it in such a way that I couldn’t even detect a line. I made the invitations in January so I am out of practice.
If you give this a try, let me know how it goes!
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I made a card very similar to this one the other day. My card today is all about a beautiful shade of green – Wild Wasabi! I paired it up with a sheet of paper from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. This card was given to a customer who placed an order this month!
My sentiment comes from the set And Many More. If you are looking for a versatile stamp set, this is it!
And Many More
Tip: When making this card, make several at a time. When you cut out your butterfly, you will use that same piece you cut it out of, for the front of the card. Your butterflies and card fronts will be ready when you are to create a card.
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Welcome back to Day 2 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! We are so glad you are joining us!
Today I have a card using the Dahlia Fold Technique. When I love paper, such as the sheets in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Pack, I am always itching to make flowers with the Dahlia Fold.
Here’s a picture tutorial showing you how to assemble the flower. Once you make each fold, use your bone folder. It will be much easier to put your flower together if you have nice creases.
Step 1: Punch eight circles of DSP using your 1-3/4″ Circle punch and one circle of cardstock with the 2-1/2 inch punch for the base (use a color that matches your paper). You can use smaller circles but for me, if they are any smaller, I have difficulties folding.
Step 2: Fold each DSP circle into fourths. I am using cardstock so you can see this step easier but this would be the printed paper you are using.
Step 3: I drew lines on the paper so you can see exactly how I folded the paper.
Step 4: Turn your paper OVER and bring the entire piece to your center line. It may be hard to understand this but once you are actually doing it, it will be clear.
Step 5: Do the same thing to the opposite side. This is what it will look like when finished. You’ve just made your first petal! Do the same thing 7 more times. When you assemble your flower, all of the pieces will be glued right next to each other.
Step 6: Once you have all of your pieces made, mark the center on your 2-1/2 inch circle with a pencil (I folded my paper into fourths so I could easily see where the center was). I used Tombow multipurpose liquid glue on my circle. I like the option of being able to move my petals around to exactly the right spot which you can do with this glue as opposed to Snail or Sticky Strip. Put each petal point on the pencil mark you made in the center and butt each petal right up to the next one.
To finish the flower off, I used glue dots to adhere a Pacific Point button in the middle of my flower. Then, using glue dots again, I attached one of the Something Borrowed Embellishments (found in the Occasions Catalog) to the button. I used both the button and embellishment because I felt that it needed a pop of color in the middle. My sentiment comes from the set Cheerful Critters, which is also in the Occasions catalog. You’ll find a list of all the products I used at the end of the post.
If you haven’t tried this paper folding technique before, I hope you feel inspired to give it a try! See you tomorrow! I just might have some Blog candy for the last day of the blog hop!
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Here’s the list of Glitter Queens participating in the blog hop!
1. Dawn Griffith
2. Jennifer Kay
3. Dee Slater
4. Sue Novick
5. Tracy Bradley You are Here!
6. Kris Miller
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Have you had a chance to use our new Foil sheets yet? You have the choice of gold or silver and you receive (2) 12×12 single-sided sheets. They can be cut with the Big Shot or punches. I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to create my present-like card. It was very simple to put together and the shine makes it look so pretty (definitely a bit hard to tell in the picture). The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler and I “wrapped it up” with our beautiful white organza ribbon. My greeting is from the set Tags 4 You and I punched it out with the Label Bracket Punch. I adhered my bow with Glue Dots. Easy! I have to give Jackie Topa credit for this idea. Her card used the Gold Foil sheets and I knew immediately that I wanted to give the card a try. I’ve made several more with different embossing folders and will show those throughout the week!