Happy Wedding Day

Happy Wedding Day

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Inspiration for this card came from two places – this stamp by Rubber Hedgehog


and this card I made earlier.


I loved the champagne glass bride and groom stamp, but it was too small for my 5×7 card layout.  I modified the “clothes” from the heart shapes to fit the glasses cut from a Die-namics die set called “Layered Champagne Glass” by My Favorite Things.

The arch is from a file called “My Big Day SVG Collection” by svgcuts.  I used Recollections white and black card stock along with Gina K Metallic Silver.  The patterned paper is called “Blue Floral” by Recollections. White tulle and ribbon finished it off.

Click on the photo below to see the shine from the metallic card stock a little better.  (The white looks more gray in this light.  Sigh…)


The very first challenge over at Do-Al (1) Creatives is “Something New” which includes new car, new apartment, new year, baby, etc.  My wedding card celebrates a new life together.  Paired with the challenge topic is a blog hop so we can get to know the design team.  Pop on over and check out the inspiration by the design team and in the gallery.

Over at Die Cut Divas, the challenge this month is to make your project sentiment free.  Dies and/or embossing folders must also be used.

Over at the Mod Squad Challenge, “Show Your Love” is the theme this week.

 Thanks for checking out my card project!

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Bingham Heart Wedding Card

Bingham Heart Wedding Card

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This 5×7 “Clean and Simple” wedding card features the beautiful Bingham Heart die (style # 98499) from Memory Box.

I originally envisioned this card being white on white as I see and admire so many cards like that on Pinterest, but whenever I try to make one, I feel like it is so bland.  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong (I tried embossing folders and thicker layers for my die cut and panels), but I always bail and add an additional color.  For this card, I ended up using Gina K Designs Metallic Silver card stock along with the white.

I hit the card with lots of light to try to show some of the sparkle and shine below.  Not a great photo, but hopefully you get the idea…


The greeting is a stamp from the “Pleasant Plurals” set by Gina K Designs which I heat embossed using versamark ink and Gina K white embossing powder.  I added some Recollections silver rhinestone adhesive gems to some of the flowers on the wreath to finish it off.

I’m really happy with the way this card came out, but I do intend to keep working on an all white version!  We’ll see…..

The challenge over at The Paper Players is “Clean and Simple: flowers” where we are to use a flower on a CAS design.


Thanks for checking out my card post!

For Your Bridal Shower

For Your Bridal Shower

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Recently, I made an “inside-out card” (HERE) where the card front is pretty simple, and the inside is the more elaborate part meant to be displayed.  I needed to make a bridal shower card and thought I’d go with that idea again.


The above photos show the inside of the card after the card is opened and the front is flipped over.  Below is the front of the card before it is opened:

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For details on how I made this card and for more photos… Continue reading

More Pop-Up Cakes

More Pop-Up Cakes

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I made my original pop-up cake a while ago and kind of forgot about the die until I recently got a request for a custom pop-up wedding cake card.  Now that the die is out, I’ve been having fun making different cakes!  (I’m including two more of them in this post.)  My daughter needed an 18th birthday card for her friend so I created this “chocolate” one for her.

Here is the front of the card when it is closed:


(inside: wishing you a day filled with good things)

Ingredients for this card are listed at the bottom of this post.

“Anything Goes Birthday” is always the challenge over at Seize the Birthday  which is a bi-monthly challenge blog aimed at helping you get those birthday cards done.  This week’s  “toppings” option is to use a stencil, but I opted not to use one on this project.  Pop on over and check out the beautiful inspiration posted by the design team along with all the entries in the gallery.

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Here is another wedding cake using strips of plain white card stock and printed acetate, crimped and layered.



And here is the front of this card:


(inside:  Wishing you every happiness, today and always)

Ingredients for this card are listed at the bottom of this post.

I designed this envelope to accommodate the bulk of these cards when closed.


The envelope can be left plain or can be customized to match the card.

Ingredients for Birthday Cake Card: Continue reading

Gold Wedding Pop-Up Cake

Gold Wedding Pop-Up Cake

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The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called “Go For The Gold” where we are encouraged to, “Just put some gold on your project.  Lots or just a little.  It must be gold.”  I came across this glittery gold paper and thought it would make an elegant wedding or anniversary cake.

Here is the front of the card:



As I mentioned in my earlier pop-up cake posts, I needed to design a custom envelope (box) to accommodate the bulkiness of this card, and it will need to be sent as a package (in a mailing box). Here is the envelope I designed:


The envelope can be left plain or can be customized to match the card inside.

Thanks for checking out my card post!

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