Nailed It for Father's Day & Wedding Recap

Joey and Lisa's wedding was perfect!  Aside from 40 mile an hour winds (and lots of hairspray!) the weather was beautiful.  So many of you asked for pictures that I decided to share a few of my favorites.  

I'm also including a picture of their wedding invitation along with cutting dimensions.  I'm sensitive to their privacy so personal information has been blocked out.

This picture of myself, my sister (center) and my cousin, Colleen, before the ceremony.  

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My sister, Krista, looked gorgeous!  Her son, Joey, insisted on walking her down the aisle to her seat.  Yes, I had to hold back the tears.   

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My great nephews (my sister's grandsons) stole the hearts of everyone! Henry (4) is on the left, Luke (2) is in the center and Jack (6) is on the left. 

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Lisa looked beautiful!  

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I love how this picture of Boo and I turned out.  We clean up nice, don't we? ((smile)) 

Gina & I

Lisa wanted their wedding invitations to be tailored, yet simple. She chose the layout and I worked out the dimensions for the tri-fold.

I don't have a picture of the closed invitation. I had removed the layers of Linen Thread to take the invitation with me for the weekend. 

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I tied the invitations closed with the same triple layer of Linen Thread that you see on the inside. 

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There is a pocket on the right side that held the accommodations card and the RSVP card and envelope. Naturally, those were used, so I don't have a picture of them. 

You'd think after making 90 of these that I would have taken more pictures, but I was so focused on getting them finished that I simply forgot.  

Cutting Dimensions

  • Night of Navy cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 4 1/8" and 8 3/8".
  • To create the point, use a pencil to create a mark at 1" at the top and bottom of the left panel.  I used the Paper Trimmer to connect the pencil marks, forming the point.  
  • Night of Navy cardstock pocket is cut 2 3/4" x 5".  I scored 1/2" on three sides.  I created a template for the angled cut and traced it onto each piece of cardstock then cut it with the Paper Trimmer. It was easier and less time consuming then measuring each piece.  
  • The wedding invitation was printed professionally on Whisper White cardstock by Minuteman Press of Brandon, FL.  (Thank you, Julie Arndt!) Not only did they turn out beautifully but the amount of ink needed for my printer, to print each piece, was not cost effective.  
  • The invitations were printed to 4" x 5 1/4"and adhered to the center.
  • The accommodations card was printed on 3 1/4" x 4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • The RSVP card (not shown) was printed on 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 5".  
  • I purchased the envelopes for the RSVP card at Envelopes.com.  
  • The finished invitation was placed in the medium white envelope.  

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We are 26 days away from Father's Day - Sunday, June 18th.  

I've begun to create and this card is perfect for Bob the Builder, don't you think?

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The man can fix or build anything! It's truly a gift to be that engineer-minded without ever being formally taught. It's definitely his innate gift.  

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Since there are three of us in our family, Bob the Builder, Boo and I, it's only fitting that there be three tools.  Since they are supposed to represent 'us' they 'had to have' wiggly eyes!

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This stamp set is on the retired list and sadly, the Build It coordinating framelits are already sold out.  But it's not too late to grab the stamp set!  View the remaining retired products HERE.

This stamp set will forever remind me of my wonderful, talented and amazing hubby!  

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Eastern Beauty Hello Card

Raise your hand if you like easy and impressive cards?!  

Me too!

The Eastern Palace Suite will not disappoint. Choose from the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle.  The contents for each are a little different, allowing you to choose your price point and which Bundle best suit your needs.  You can find the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle options HERE.

I shared several other projects featuring these new bundles.  If you missed my Eastern Beauty Tassel card, you can view it HERE.

I also featured these Bundles for my May Studio Stamps in the Mail.  The PDF tutorial for the 8 different cards are available in my Project PDF Tutorial library HERE.  Go take a look! You'll be amazed by the versatility of these products. 

Be sure to scroll down to view the pictures and supplies for today's project. 

 

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I used the Layering Squares Framelit that is equivalent to 1 3/8" for the panels on this card. 

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Jar of Love Thanks Tutorial

Happy Friday, everyone!  

It's a huge weekend for our family. My nephew, Joey, is getting married tomorrow!  

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Call it coincidence but his future wife's name is - Lisa!  ((smile))  

I've been working with my sister, Krista, on the preparations for the rehearsal dinner.  I also had the honor of making their wedding invitations.  Lisa has very detailed and exquisite taste and the tri-fold invite turned out beautifully.  

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Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs.!

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Today's tutorial using the Jar of Love Bundle. This bundle includes the photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits.  There are a ton of possibilities with this bundle and I highly recommend purchasing it before May 31st, when the bundle officially retires.   You can view the entire retiring list HERE.

The stamp set and the framelits are both in the new catalog debuting on June 1st but will be sold separately.  

I've included the tutorial below and also have it available in a PDF format for those of you that would like to download it and save it for later.

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Happy Stamping!

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Supplies:

  • Stamps Watercolor Wash Background (138704 Wood; 139538 Clear); Jar of Love Bundle Photopolymer (142342)
  • Cardstock – Crumb Cake (120953); Very Vanilla (101650); Peekaboo Peach (141417)
  • Ink – Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Pad (141398); Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad (126975)
  • Other – Big Shot (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Delicate White Doilies (141701); Gold Sequin Trim (132983); Linen Thread (104199); 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487); Fine-Tip Glue (138309); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Tear & Tape (138995)

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake (base) – 4-1/4” x 11”, folded in half
  • Very Vanilla (layer) – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Peekaboo Peach scrap
  • Very Vanilla - scrap
  • Burlap Ribbon – 5”
  • Linen Thread – 8”

Instructions:

  1. Ink the Watercolor Wash Background stamp using Peekaboo Peach ink. Stamp it once on a piece of scrap paper (aka “stamp off”), then huff on the entire image to remoisten the remaining ink and stamp on the Very Vanilla layer. Adhere it to the Crumb Cake base.
  2. Using the smallest of the three jar images, ink the stamp using Crumb Cake ink. Stamp onto Very Vanilla scrap. Ink the “Thanks” sentiment using Peekaboo Peach ink. Stamp the greeting in the center of the jar. Die cut the image using the coordinating framelit.
  3. Wrap the Linen Thread around the neck of the jar twice. Tie in a knot then finish with a bow.
  4. Die cut a Stitched Circle from Peekaboo Peach scrap. Adhere the die cut jar to the center of the circle using Dimensionals.
  5. Snip the ends of the Burlap Ribbon on an angle. Adhere to the Very Vanilla layer as shown using Tear & Tape.
  6. Fold the Delicate White Doily in half and adhere it to the top of the Burlap Ribbon.
  7. Adhere the layered circle to the front of the card using Dimensionals. NOTE: Adding the Dimensionals to the top half of the circle will compensate for the layering/height of the burlap ribbon and doily.
  8. Adhere several gold sequins to the card Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry.

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Quick Crafting Tip - VersaMark Techniques

Most paper crafters are familiar with VersaMark ink.  It's the most commonly used ink for heat embossing.  If you're not sure what heat embossing is, you can find my video on it HERE

Today's quick tip video teaches both watermark stamping and also a technique using eye shadow.  

Yes, I said eye shadow! 

I've also included a library list of my other embossing videos and a list of LOTS of other uses for VersaMark.   

Be sure to scroll down to see them.

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Uses for VersaMark

BRAYER RESIST - This technique looks great when done with VersaMark. Stamp image(s) onto Glossy White cardstock (coming June 1st!). Gently wipe away the ink using a lotion-free tissue with small circular motions. Ink up your brayer and roll it over the paper. Wherever the VersaMark ink was stamped, the paper will resist the colored ink from your brayer. This works on Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock as well but without the glossy finish.  

EMBOSSING ON GLASS - Using the embossing buddy first, then using the VersaMark to stamp the image on glass, then emboss with detail gold or silver embossing powder. 

DISCREET JOURNALING LINES - Although the VersaMark ink is sticky when applied, it dries like regular ink and loses its stickiness. It is acid-free and safe for scrapbook pages. It works perfectly on all Stampin' Up! colored cardstock.

PRESERVING CHILDREN'S HAND PRINTS - VersaMark is a great pigment ink to use on little kids' hands to make embossed hand prints because it is clear and cleans up easily. Adults can ink up the child's hand in VersaMark, stamp on cardstock. Sprinkle gold or silver embossing powder and heat set.  Frame it and this will make a great gift for Mother's Day and Father's Day, too!  

CLEAR EMBOSS RESIST - Stamp an image using VersaMark on Whisper White, Very Vanilla or any Subtles cardstock. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Let cool.  Sponge over the clear embossed image using an ink color of your choice and watch the embossed image emerge.  

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