Friday, March 4, 2011

Wedding Suite

Recently I received a request to help flush out some ideas for wedding invitations. I found this suite online at and I've been dying to play around with it. I finally carved out some time to play yesterday and here's what I came up with:

For the invitation I used a 5"x12" piece of Cherry Cobbler and a 5"x12" piece of Whisper White card stock. I scored each at 5" and 10", leaving a 2" flap. I ran the 2" flap through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder (item #115963) and adhered the two pieces together with the flaps on opposite ends.

The main pane is a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock with the main image from the Just Believe stamp set (item #116948) inked up in Old Olive classic ink (item #102277). I removed the Old Olive ink from the flowers using my Blender Pen (item #102845), then added ink back to the stamp using my Cherry Cobbler marker (item #119681).

I printed the writing on a sheet of vellum, cut it out, and added it to the white pane using dabs of 2-Way Glue (item #100425) in the corners. This part of the process needs some work because I discovered my printer's ink does not like to dry on vellum. It likes to get ink on everything it touches instead.

The lower pane is actually made up of three graduated inserts, cut to show just the title of each. A thin strip of Stick Strip (item #104294) or scor tape on the sides of the pocket at the bottom keep the inserts safely in their pocket.

To make the belly band I just cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock and scored it at 3 1/2" from each end. I punched it in the middle with the retired double slotted ribbon punch, tied a knot of white Organza Ribbon (item #114319), and adhered it together in the back. It slides off and can be slid back on to keep the invitation closed.

The matching envelope got a quick treatment of a matching stamp on the front and an embossed panel on the back.

The thank you card is one of our Note Cards (item #107311) with the Elegant Thank You stamp (item #114484) stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch (item #120907). A layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a couple pieces of Organza Ribbon on the corners add some elegance.

I gave it's envelope a quick treatment as well with a matching stamp on the front and a medallion from the Just Believe set on the back punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch (item #119861).

Lastly, I made the favor bag with the Fancy Favor die (item #115965) and some Whisper White card stock. I stamped it with the flourish from the Bliss stamp set (item #123217) that you can earn for free only through the end of March.

Here's a picture of the original suite that I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) this from: