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Thursday, August 18, 2011

"I now pronounce you"....

This is what we all commonly hear at a wedding, right? 

Yes, so for my next project, I was thrilled at how they turned out.....and they were so much fun to make!  And right before I started on them, the UPS man delivered the perfect thing......my free Cricut points rewarded cartridge....Tie the Knot!  :)

My friend Cassie from Cake Monkey had asked me to make her some cards that she wanted to give to her clients when she delivered their wedding cakes!  How sweet!!!  So below is the set of 10 wedding cards I made for her....Bear with me as it is a long post with lots of pics of the cards....yes, I was a little proud of them!  :)

So what I did, was make 10 cards.....but I essentially I made 5 pairs of matching cards.....well sorta matching.  :)  The cards in each pair had the same background papers, Cricut images, embellishments, and even all 10 had the same "Congratulations" stamp sentiment to the happy couples!  But I made each card to be its own....different colors and even maybe a little rearrangements on the cards.  :)  I did a lot of inking and even went through almost two Tombo adhesives to make all of these cards!  :)
So to begin, I had never stamped on ribbon before....and well I thought they turned out beautifully!  On these two cards, I also added some brads (which for that reason, I'm entering these into a challenge!  ;) See the bottom of this post). 


Close-ups of these two cards
On the inside, I added a simple heart to accent the matching strip of patterned paper.


Then onto the next two cards......I decided to do these as portrait cards (just to have variety) and I added Stickles to these in various spots on the patterned paper. (Hopefully you can see this in the pics...I laid them down instead of standing them up.) And mainly here, I just swapped the colors on the tag and inked them both in the same purple ink.  I also used the same paper strip and lace behind them.


 Inside this card, I simply attached a matching strip of the patterned paper. (Sorry, no photo.)

Close-ups of these two cards 

For these two cards, I used my Martha Stewart Doily Punch, rhinestones, and some Black Licorice Traditional Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot.  Like the "I Do" card, I simply added a strip of the patterned paper but forgot to take a pic. :)



Close-ups of these two cards 

And these were my favorites I think......eh, I loved them all actually! Hard to choose!  But on this one, I switched sides for the chapels and the word images to make them a bit different.  I even stamped the ribbons on opposites sides too. 




Close-ups of these two cards 

On the inside, I used the little heart cut-outs from the chapels (instead of throwing them away) and added them to accent the strip of matching paper.



And finally for the last two cards, I actually used the Songbird cartridge.  On these, I made a couple of cute bows and added some white gel pen accents to finish them off. 




Close-ups of these two cards


On the inside, I added a little matching bird to the strip of matching paper.  Isn't he adorable?  I thought so!  :)

Now, after creating the cards, I printed Cassie's logo and a message onto cardstock and adhered them onto the insides of all the cards directly above the matching paper strips.  And viola....they were finished! :)  Isn't he cute?  :)

This was really a challenging, yet fun set for me to make.....I really liked making them!  Again, it was a hard thing to do for me since I did not know who the recipient would be for them; but I'm trying to do this more so that anyone can enjoy them!   Each card was different much like each of Cassie's customers will be different and I hope that the cards can correspond with each couple that receives them.  Thank you Cassie for asking me to create these and I'm sure your customers will love you for them!  :)

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Shelley

*First card with brads entered into the Whimsical Wednesdays "Three Times A Charm" Challenge
and all cards entered at T.G.I.F. Linky Party #21 - Craft Junkie Too

     

15 comments:

  1. Very very pretty cards
    I just got this cartridge too but haven't tried it yet

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  2. Beautiful cards. You gonna make me want that cart:)

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  3. WOW all your cards are AMAZING!BEAUTIFUL job,I LOVE them all!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

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  4. What great cards! They all are beautiful. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  5. I. LOVE. THESE!

    They are awesome and I couldn't pick a favorite because they are all so great. Fabulous Job!

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  6. WOW, sweet cards! I LOVE the stamping on the ribbon. It looks perfect. All of these are sweet and elegant! Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

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  7. What a beautiful bunch of cards!! Love them all!
    TFS your beautiful creations and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

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  8. Shelley these cards are gorgeous. I love the soft colors of all of them, and the patterned paper you chose. You used such great cuts too! The stamping on the ribbon is very elegant. I can totally relate to you about having a hard time making a card when you don't know who the recipient is, you totally rocked it though! I am sure the recipients are going to love them. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

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  9. Very pretty! Love the stamping on ribbon :) Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday.

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  10. These are just gorgeous! Fabulous job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  11. Shelley, these are really beautiful!!! Wow, totally knocked my socks off! Your friend will love them and so will her clients! I love that cartridge...so many awesome designs. These are so awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
    hugs,
    joni

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  12. I just picked this cart up for $5 when Menards had their huge sale, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration! I love your cuts and color combos!

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  13. Fabulous cards!! I love the colors and embellishments you used. They all turned out so beautiful. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

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  14. shelley all your cards are really lovely , my fav is the one with that cute as ever chapel. thanks for sharing with us at whimsical wednesdays :)

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  15. Cassie from Cake Monkey in Hickory, NC here - These cards were awesome! Seeing them in pictures does not do them justice. I am so excited to have so many different cards to choose from so that I can match the personalities of each of my brides. You did a fantastic job and I can't wait to call on you again for future projects. Who knew you'd be able to pair up with a cake baker/designer for so much business??!!

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I enjoy reading your comments!! :)
Shelley (Carley's mom!)