Archive for January 11th, 2008

Wedding Bells


Greetings from warm & sunny Pensacola.  It is so not like winter here today, but the rain is coming and bringing a chill to the air.

The card I am sharing today is one I made for a young couple (Chris & Ashley) that will be married on 16 Feb with a Valentine’s theme. 

The card is large, 5 1/2 ” x 7 3/4″.  It is a mixture of cream, shimmery white, and an Anna Griffin paper that has a slight taupe design in it.  I really wanted an elegant and special card and I think this one fills the bill.  Two corners, top and bottom on the right side, are punched with an Anna Griffin punch from Michael’s.  I used the SU slot punch and did it twice to make the opening larger for the ribbon to go thru.  Once I had this part done I attached the shimmery white paper (Flourishes) and tied the ribbon so that no mechanics would show.  The Flourishes Lace Heart was stamped on the shimmery white with Versamark and then dusted with Pearl Ex-Micropearl.  I then cut it with the new heart shaped Nestabilities. The Lace Heart was designed to be Nestabilities compatible. I cut a second scalloped heart from the Nestabilities and attached the two hearts together.  Finally, I attached them to the card face with glue dots.  The pearls on the left side give the card a nice touch and balances all the elements of the card.

  Ashley had asked if I could create a holder for the special chocolates that the guests will receive and also be used as a place card.  The next photo is a prototype of the holder I made for her approval.  Since the theme of the wedding is Valentine’s and she is using a lot of pink…I was a little concerned with getting carried away with pink, so I went with  white.

Here is the sample I created for her:



My plan is that the guest’s name can be printed on the cardstock before it is cut with the Heart shaped Nestabilities…This holder was really simple to make. I used two cuts of the heart shape (front and back) and a strip of cardstock that I scored using my great Scor Pal . I assembed the box with the 2 sided tape that Diana sells in her store.  I think Ashley will like the concept. It is simple yet elegant.

Thanks for looking over my shoulder as I worked today in the Atelier.  Rubber Hugs….


jan marie

  All images are from Flourishes,llc

Paper: SU and Flourishes


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