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Wedding Invitation Blitz

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260 of anything is a lot, except maybe dollar bills.

But I’m not talking dollars today, I’m talking wedding invitations so 260 is a lot.

Our second daughter Chalisse, is engaged to be married in July and we couldn’t be happier for this lovely couple:


My family and friends all came out in droves to support the ongoing invitation making party I had last week.  It’s so true what they say – many hands make light work!

There was anywhere from 3-8 people at any given time here all last week, working like crazy to accomplish this task for Chalisse and I.  I had come up with an invitation concept using Chalisse’s wedding colors a few weeks ago and was excited about the idea but wasn’t excited to make 260 of them – that’s when I was rescued by loving people around me so willing to lend me a few hours and cut, punch, fold, pierce, stamp and paste.  I’m truly amazed it’s all done! 

Here’s what 90+ manhours accomplished:

I liked the pocket style invitation this year so I used 12 x 12 Crumb Cake cardstock, cut in half and folded to form a pocket for the invitation information, photo, registry card, etc.  I scallop punched the folded edge and secured the pocket closed with the ribbon (non SU). The invitation itself was printed on vellum cardstock and attached to a stamped Whisper White piece (Bliss Stamp Set) and then to a Blushing Bride piece.  We are putting their “official” wedding photo behind the vellum as we place them in envelopes.

The flower is my favorite part!  When making the sample invitation, I ” leathered” 3 die cut flower pieces with the Fun Flowers die and Big Shot, and knew that nothing else was going to do, once I saw the finished sample.  Even when I tried to imagine what it would be like creating 260 of these 4 layer flowers – nothing else would do!  Hats off to my friends who endured tiny paper cuts and dyed hands while leathering these with me!!!  Also, I have to mention that my son-in-law, Kevin, was a trooper in die cutting every single flower by himself – what a guy!

To finish today, here is one of my favorite photos from the engagement photo shoot:




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Bliss Set Sampler

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These are the 3 cards we are making tonight at stamp club.

My hostess for the evening asked me to showcase some wedding card samples and I thought the Sale-A-Bration set Bliss, was the perfect choice!

I wish we had time to make 6 cards instead of 3 tonight because there are some beautiful cards out there using this set – it was hard to narrow down my ideas for this set!

I used some inspiration from Cindy Beach for this card – I love the reverse masking technique she used here and I loved showcasing the new Fun Flowers die in the Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Bliss, Heard from the Heart

Ink and Paper – Whisper White, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Early Espresso

Accessories – 2-step bird punch, glitter, satin ribbon, sponge, Fun Flowers die and Big Shot


I chose this card because of its simplicity and elegance.  This card can be produced with any color combination to match any wedding decor!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Bliss

Ink and Paper – Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Accessories – 1 1/4″ striped ribbon, Framed Tulips embossing folder and Big Shot, large oval and scallop oval punches, dimensionals

This is another classic layout with a very special color combination.  My daughter, Chalisse, who is getting married in July, has chosen these as her wedding colors so I just had to experiment with them this week. 

Supplies used:

stamps – Bliss

Ink and Paper – Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

accessories – pearl accent, scallop trim edge punch, corner rounder punch, crochet trim, decorative label punch and dimensionals




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