A young couple in our church, whose family I have known for many years, is getting married. I stepped up and told them I would make their wedding invitations as my gift to them if they would like to have me do so. They came to me about two weeks... ...


Wedding Invitations and more...

Wedding Invitations

A young couple in our church, whose family I have known for many years, is getting married.  I stepped up and told them I would make their wedding invitations as my gift to them if they would like to have me do so.

They came to me about two weeks ago and were ready to begin.  They had already been married in a private ceremony at a place called Deception Pass Park and they wanted invitations to the formal wedding and reception to reflect that atmosphere of trees, water and mountains.  

My thought immediately went to the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I had made some sample cards for a workshop I had done so I showed them those and they really liked them.  They picked the Always Artichoke green as the green they wanted and the rest I chose.  Smokey Slate for the mountains, Soft Sky for the water and Crumb Cake for the land.

Okay, we've got the basic idea. Now, to figure out what they would actually look like and how to lay them out.  I went on line and found an idea for the base card shape.

Invite base white

I was going to cut them from the Always Artichoke card stock but I decided it was just too solid of a color.  I wanted more variation so I decided to use a brayer and ink the Whisper White Thick card stock bases. I cut the base card 5.5 x 11 then scored it at 4.25 and 8.5.  This left a section that would become the flap.  To create the flap I measure the half way point across, 2 1/8 and made a light mark, then measured down from the end 1" and made a mark on each edge.  Then I just used scissors to cut from the center point out to the 1" marks.  One other thing I did after they were cut out I used the paper trimmer to cut 1/16" off the right hand edge so that when the card was folded it would lay flat.

  Invite base inking

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the printed portions of the invites.  I created RSVP, Information and Gift Registry inserts and used print and cut to cut them out as well as the pocket piece for them which measures 4.25 x 3 with the V in the center one inch deep.  The sizes were: RSVP 5 1/8 x 3.5, the Information card 4 5/8 x 3.5 and the Gift Registry card 4 x 3.5.  The invite card is the standard 4 x 5.25.  These I placed the printing so that I could just cut them with my Paper Trimmer at 4.25 and 5.5 that way I could get four to a page and make good use of my card stock.  I also used the Silhouette print and cut to print and cut the belly bands 2 x 9.5.

Next was the stamping.  I made a lot of work for myself here because I felt everything needed to be stamped with the scene.  I calculated that I would be stamping each image a total of 500 times.  This times the number of images mean I stamped at least 2000 times.  And, actually more because I had to stamp the ground more than once.  Oh well, it was what I wanted to do to make them special.  

Here are all the pieces laid out ready to begin assembly.  I used Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue to glue the belly bands so they wouldn't pull apart.  The pocket for the inserts I used 1/8" double sided tear tape on the two sides and bottom.  The invite piece is attached using Snail or Tombow.

Invite pieces

And here is the inside and outside of the finished product.  I think they turned out perfectly and the couple thought they were awesome too and that is what it is all about.

Invite Inside

  Invite closed

I am so blessed to be able to use my tools and supplies as a ministry to others.  

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Share What You Love Promotion #7

One more installment CASE's from the Artisan Blog hop featuring the Share What You love bundle available during the month of May.

Check out the blog hop threre are many more projects that I didn't case.


This card uses the embossing folder that comes with the bundle called Lovely Floral.

Share What You Love Lovely Floral Folder

Once again you can obtain a printable instruction sheet and supplies list from my TAMS site.


Thanks for stopping by.  Next up, some originals from the bundle.




Share What You Love Promotion #5


I continue today with installment #5 of the Share What You Love promotion.  I also CASE'd this from the Artisan Design Team blog hop.  It's a great hop and I encourage you to check it out.

Share What You Love with DSP

There is a wonderful package of Specialty Designer Series Paper that is part of the Share What You Love bundle and this card features another one of those.

As always I have detailed instructions and supplies list on my TAMS site so check it out.  It is printable so you can print it out for future reference.

Thanks again for stopping by.





Share What You Love Promotion #4


Here I am again with installment #4 in the Share What You Love Promotion.  I CASE'd these samples from the Artisan desgin team blog hop and you can follow that hop by starting HERE.

This is another very simple card that is bright and cheery.  I love the simplicity of this card.

Share What You Love Beautiful Day

As I always do I have printable instructions and supplies lists on my TAMS site.  Visit there to get details on card measurements, ink colors etc.

This bundle is available for the Month of May.  The individual products will be available when the new annual catalog goes live in June.

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Share What You Love Promotion #3


Time to share this third card that I love using the Share What You Love Bundle available NOW as a special promotion.  I have a flyer that gives all the details - simple request it and I will send it to you via email.

Share What You Love Torn Paper

Isn't this just lovely?  To give credit to whom it is due I CASE'd this from the Artisan Blog Hop.  Go HERE to follow that.


To get a list of supplies and instructions that you can print out to use go to my TAMS site.

If you want more info on the bundle just message me and I'll send you the PDF.  Then if you choose to order from me just let me know and Ill get you all set up.


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