Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Announcements and Invites

For the last 4 days I have been working on the announcements for my brother-in-laws wedding. It took me over 20 hours, but I finally got them done! I did 200 of the announcments and then another 50 sealing cards (for those who are invited to the ceremony). I changed the info on the announcements, pulled out all the personal indentifying information, but this sample shows what I did for the announcements.

Both the bride and the groom have blue as a favorite color and Navy blue is one of the wedding colors. So for the announcements I did a 5x7 invite. I used the ticket corner punch to notch the corners. I did white cardstock over top of that (cut to 4.5x6.5) and stamped the cherry blossom image from Garden Silouhettes in Navy cardstock. Then I did the vellum over top of that with the announcement part printed on it. I tied a navy organdy ribbon at the top.

The ceremony cards were done on shimmery white cardstock. They are 2x3 and have the info printed on them with a flower from the came Garden Silouhettes set in Brocade Blue ink (stamped off once). (I didn't take a photo of those, sorry)

I hope the bride and groom like them (the have seen pictures of them, I just hope they like them in person!). I do need to revamp the wedding cake design. When I did the 3 that I posted in my last post, the bride had said that she really didn't know what she wanted. It wasn't until after I did the cakes that she told me what she had in mind. So I need to revamp the design to fit what she is wanting. Hopefully I can do it. That is my next project.

My friend Shelly emailed me the other day on Facebook and asked me if I would be willing to come up with an invite for a bridal shower she and her sister (my friend Lydia) are throwing for her brother's fiancee. They are doing a tea party bridal shower (how cute is that for an idea!) and asked me if I had any cute tea party stamps. I have almost 200 sets, and no tea party sets. But I told her that if I were her I would do an invite with spring flowers and the words You're Invited on the outside and then the tea party info on the inside. She loved that idea. So I came up with two announcements for her and Lydia to choose from. I hope this is what you had in mind ladies! Here they are!

This one is done with red, green and black and has roses. (Wreath of Roses from SU, I forgot I had this set actually! So glad I found it because I love this set)

This one is done with SU's set A Rose Is A Rose. I did the roses in spring colors of pinks, yellows and greens. The card is paper pierced around the edges of the focal image with a pink ribbon tied around it.

If you like the color scheme of one but like the images of the other, I can combine. Just let me know your thoughts!


L. Taggart said...

WOW! You are so speedy! Thanks!!! Love ya!

Shelly said...

You are so wonderful. I sent you a message on facebook. I dont know which you will get faster. thanks!

Andrea said...

The invitations are gorgeous.....they better get you a really good thank you gift! We're all excited to see you guys next month. Can you believe the wedding is the same day as Addie's birthday party....bummer.

Proud Mom said...

Oh my you must have been a busy bee lately! Those wedding announcements are so elegant and beautiful! I love both of those tea party cards - just lovely!