Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Wedding Package

Several months ago I received a phone call and was asked if I make wedding invitations. My answer was that I could start now. My sister has asked me for over a year to make wedding invitations because she makes items for weddings such as garters, ring pillows wedding bags and more. Please email me at if you would like to see some of her work. She also lets people know of other businesses that can help out with that special day in one's life.

I asked the bride, Danielle, to give me an idea of what she was looking for in a wedding invitation. After gathering that she likes roses, I went ahead and ordered the Rose is a Rose set from Stampin' Up which I have been wanting for over a year but kept pushing off ordering. I LOVE this set; it is very beautiful. I made up 3 different styles and together Danielle and I tweaked it and now after many months I am showing you the finished package.

To start I measured the paper 4 1/4 inches across and cut down the length of the paper. I then scored the paper at 2 1/2" and 3 1/3" inches. I then cut paper for each of the panels. I ran it through the Cuddlebug using the Swiss dot plate and made a border by running it through Real Red (Stampin' up) ink. I stamped a rose in Real Red outlined in Diamond Stickles (Ranger Ink) and then after the Stickles dried, cut the roses out and used 3 dimensional pop up so the rose stuck up a little.

This picture on the left is what ones sees when opening the invitation. The top panel was made with another rose from the set. The stem was made with a stamp from the Season of Joy Stampin' Up set and Encore Silver metallic ink pad. Because this ink is wetter than most inks I waited a day or so before running it through the Cuddle Bug.
Danielle actually showed me how she wanted the ribbon on the invitation, and I now have a new way of using ribbon. Thank you Danielle. For privacy reasons I did not include a picture of the wording that was used. The ribbon I used is a wired silver ribbon. You need to be careful when pulling the ribbon through the paper because the wire can be unfriendly to your fingers.
I used the same rose and stem design on both the RSVP Cards and the envelopes.

Again, I would like to thank Danielle for giving this wonderful opportunity and inspiring me to go down this avenue. I would like to thank my sister, Barbara for encouraging me to make invitations too. This was a very fun project. I would like to thank Jan from Mary Kay who gave me a speaking opportunity in which I had the opportunity to meet Danielle. I would like to thank my friend and Stampin' Up consultant Julie Marshall for all of her encouragement and inspirations. If you have any questions about this invitation please feel free to contact me at