Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuxedo and Dress Wedding Card

I had a horrible time coming up with a wedding card that I liked. All my stamps or cutting files were old-fashioned----intricate wedding cakes, bouquets, wedding rings, bells, doves, etc. I wanted something more contemporary. I found the perfect solution on a blog by Lori Stamps. Lori even has provided a template that you can download and use! Thank you, Lori, for sharing your template and design with us. To see Lori's card and to get the free template, go here:

For the tuxedo, I used some subtle striped black scrapbooking paper I found at Archiver's. I was tempted to buy some really fancy, glittery paper for the bridal dress, but I remembered that I am on a mission to use what I already have this year. So I just used plain white cardstock and embossed it with my cuttlebug with a swirl pattern and a daisy pattern. Then I added some pearls and prima flowers for the finishing touch.


I made these adorable Valentine's for my son's preschool class last year. Since many of us are doing our Valentine planning right now, I thought I would share them with you again. I got the original idea from Family Fun Magazine, but then I tweeked it! Here's the example from Family Fun:

Materials: plastic shovels, ribbon, designer paper, cardstock, plastic bags, candy, stamps, ink

****You may have trouble finding plastic shovels in the stores at this time of year. Check out Oriental Trading Co. or Ebay. I bought mine on Ebay last year.

I cut out tags and glued patterned heart paper on them. To add some dimension, I cut out a few heart off of the patterned paper and added them to the tag with some pop dots. The "I Dig U!" was stamped with Stampin' Up's Crayon Fun Alphabet, but you can also print out the phrase on your computer. I attached the baggies to the shovels with string and then attached the tag. I used multiple colors and patterns of ribbon to give it some extra flair.