Monday, November 22, 2010

Training for Sara's Wedding! 

1.  Sewing Barbie clothes from fabric scraps and old bobbie sox .

2.  Inheriting the DNA creative strand from “Mama Grande” , my great-grandmother who crocheted, embroidered, and tatted lace well into her eighties.  (We won’t  talk about the crocheted hats we had to wear!  Another time, another long story!)

3.  Painting the countless posters for the hometown football team on butcher paper all during middle and senior high years.

4.  Working my way through University as a teacher-aide while obtaining my first degree .  My job description included  the creation of  bulletin boards and motivational games.

5.  Planning countless themed parties for my two children, family, and friends.

All of these experiences served as training for the Big Day when my daughter asked me to plan her wedding.  Some decisions that needed to be addressed were the Theme and the Color Scheme.. simple elegance with cream and black as the main color palette were the answers. The Common Elements that would weave the event together? Bling, bling, and details, details, details such as monogram, stripes, frames in several sizes.   The week that she announced her
engagement, I inventoried my die collection and proceeded to order die-cuts that I anticipated using for the event. Paper, cardstock, ribbons and bling were ordered and the prototypes were created, recreated, re-re-created until the perfect item was produced.

     Out of Town
Save the Date Cards

Monogrammed Seal on Save the Date Card (Left)
Engagement Party Invitation setting the theme (Right)

1.  "Save the Date" - I made two different sets of cards.  The In-town guests did not receive the pocket of information concerning Transportation and Accomodations.
Die Number
Paper/ supplies
In town guests
Black felt weave

Out of  town

Black felt weave

Zutter  Bind-It-All
Fabric Ribbon- 1/8"
May Arts Ribbon
used as binding

A7 Pocket Card #2
Item #: NC654
A7 Pocket Card #3
Item #: NC666

Envelope-A7 #1
Item #: EV410
Cream felt weave paper
Terrifically Tacky Tape Glue

Lick and Stick  Envelope Glue

Cream felt weave
Fabric Ribbons in various widths
Sticker to seal the card.
Cream felt paper
Xyron  repositional
Black diamond Swarovski crystals
Tag Reinforcements
Conv. Ins.-circles
Gold paper
Xyron  permanent
Hole Puncher

2.  Shower Invitation-  I Love the Pinnovation Dress Die!
      I adapted it to cut out a "swinging skirt" that

      would allow us to print the Hostess List on background 
      card.   An artist friend  sketched the bride with dress about
      1/4" wider than the skirt overlay.  I used a brad to connect
      the skirt and covered with organza bow.  I also placed a
      plastic disk between the two paper items to allow smoother

Invitation Bridal
“Skirt” swinging overlay adapted
Cream felt weave paper

Small brad
Organza Ribbon for dress bow
Pearls for  dress buttons
Black diamond Swarovski crystals

Bridal Weekend Itinerary

Menu Cards for the Rehearsal Dinner at Mexican Restaurant

5.  Rehearsal Dinner Menu Cards
#10 Card-Fold over
Item #: NC663
Black felt weave
Cream felt weave paper
Crystal Brads
clip art from
          PC HUGClub
Menu Cards
#10 Card-Fold over
Item #: NC663
Bright cardstock

Vellum with glossy paper backing
Martha Stewart


Tin Wedding Ornaments

6.  Silk Fan Notes
­­­­­Reception Fans

Silk fans
Monogram Embosser special order

7.  Guest Welcome Bags –Wedding was in San Antonio!      
“Leather”  Alamo Charm

Item #: A1140
Upholstery Vinyl
Apple green
Embossed brown

Xyron -permanent
Split rings

8.  Pastry Boxes - The dessert area was set up as the Sweet Romance (a play on their monogram)  Pastry and Candy Shop.  Guests were given pastry boxes and bags to take sweets home!

Box-Cake Slice #2
Item #: BX286

Black felt weave
Cream felt weave paper
Terrifically Tacky Tape Glue

Cream felt weave paper
Terrifically Tacky Tape Glue

Paper  Rose

1 comment:

  1. Clever use of the dress die! And the sketch of the bride is beautiful! Everything in this post is gorgeous!