Friday, February 4, 2011

Tis The Season!

Hi everyone,

Apparently it IS the season...not Christmas, but weddings!  I guess I don't really know much about weddings, or why there even is a season...but I figure there is.  It's all over the ads in the paper, photographers are popping up everywhere, there are huge conventions to showcase a whole bunch of wedding stuff! 

I'm certainly glad I'm not planning one, ha ha.  Looks like a lot of work!  I am, however, content to make a whole bunch of cards for weddings!  Here are a few I've done lately:

This one was inspired by a card in the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions vol.2 magazine by Maile Belles.  I used a classic stamp set called "Fifth Avenue Floral" - it's really pretty and versatile.  Good for either line art, like you see here, or watercolouring, or layering/collaging. 

The ribbon is retired, it's Kiwi Kiss coloured.  I stocked up on it because it was such a favorite of mine.

My favorite part of this card is obviously the tiny little crown hanging from the ribbon.  They are known as Trinket Crowns and can be found on Pg.24 of the Occasions Mini Catalogue.  They are so gorgeous - you can use them on cards or (if you have a hard time giving them away) you can use the included jump rings to attach them to a bracelet or necklace chain.  They would work perfectly on the Simply Adorned line of jewelery that Stampin' Up offers.

This one here was super easy to make using just cardstock, the Big Shot, a stamp set and a couple simple embellishments.

The background is embossed with a swirly embossing folder through the Big Shot machine.  Then I cut one of the tags from the Two Tags die using the Big Shot.  Conveniently, the scallop circle punch fits in it perfectly.

Around the base of the black tag, I tied a small length of Very Vanilla satin ribbon then hot-glue-gunned one of my favorite new embellishments to it - Vintage Flower Adornments.  They are so adorable and come in a package of 24 - assorted colours of Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Rose Red.

Hope you like!

And if there are any brides out there gearing up for your big day - congratulations and best wishes!!! :)


  1. Hi Cboyachek,
    I love the green in your card.
    I'm passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to you. Please stop by for more information.

  2. love your blog! I'm a follower from SC! # 263

  3. These are lovely...I really adore those trinket crowns! Just wanted to let you know I'm now following your blog from SC #342...hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance.