Posts tagged ‘The open sea’

June 8, 2013

Wedding stationery …

Owning the beautiful Stampin’ Up products made it easy for me to make all my daughter’s wedding stationery.  With her beach theme in mind, I made the Orders of Service as mini fans for the guests.  I printed the details onto very vanilla cardstock, cut out  with the beautifully shaped framelits and backed this with naturals ivory cardstock stamped using the Open Sea stamp set…

order of service fans front and back

order of service fans

I continued the theme for the table place names, making tags to hang on small bottles of wine for each guest – with shells for the boys…

table place name boy

and pearls for the girls …

table place names girls

And for the wedding favours, I made pillow boxes as these could easily be packed flat for the journey to Malta, and then popped up and filled with the gifts once we arrived…

pillow box wedding favours

pillow box wedding favours packed flat

Each pillow box had a pearl bead attached with crystal effects

(I love this glue!  it’s clear and so strong – those pearls stayed put!)

Luckily, the bride was really happy with everything I made.


Here’s what I used to make today’s projects – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: naturals ivory, very vanilla; stamp sets: the open sea, tiny tags; inks: crumb cake; punches: jewellery tag, hole punch; accessories: adhesive pearls, linen thread, apothecary accents framelits, labels collection framelits, pillow box die (retired), big shot die cutting machine, mini glue dots, tombow multipurpose glue, crystal effects, wooden lolly sticks from my stash, pearl beads bride’s own.

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January 29, 2013

Serendipity Valentine …

I love the word serendipity – the word itself sounds so lovely and its meaning is even better – a happy accident.  Today’s card is just that – a happy accident.

I was tidying my craft desk and had lots of scraps left over from other projects.  I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing away my scraps, especially if they are punched shapes ‘cos I always think they’ll come in useful for something.

I just loved these colours together  …

 Serendipity Valentine card

 The stamped heart in the centre is from a piece I’d been experimenting with designs for my daughter’s wedding invitations some months ago.   The world and compass stamped images were perfect – my Valentine means the world to me and he is my north, south, east and west … serendipity …


Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

stamps: open sea, “love you” sentiment (retired); cardstock: very vanilla, cherry cobbler, crumb cake; inks: crumb cake, early espresso, cherry cobbler; punches: heart, small heart, oval, scalloped oval, corner rounder; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, first edition dsp, festival of prints dsp.

Thanks for dropping by today


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