Here Comes the Bride

SW-mrandmrsgent-all.jpg And groom {::SMILES}. But not my hubby and I. No, no. Actually we’d love to renew our vows at a church so hopefully that will happen this October. Long story short, we did a civil marriage because we were both divorced and if you’re Catholic, you know what that means. We never did get an annulment but we’ve been going to the Episcopal church and they will be able to annul and do a little ceremony for us. So this will happen IF my parents and brother + SIL do come and visit us from Indonesia.

So it was quite interesting when Clear and Simple Stamps sent me this set for my first projects (coming in July!). Even though we’re not going to have a big hoopla, my sister is and so I created this as a sample for my sister who’s for sure getting married in October. They did a civil service last year and will do the service with close families and friends this fall. That’s why my family’s visiting. This is also why we’re in a rush to finish the basement. It’s great motivation though. We need more space and we need to finish anyways. The unfortunate part is cleaning almost 3000 sq.ft. of space. Eek! But we’re guessing that we’d probably be in the basement more so than anywhere else during awake time. I mean my craft room will be down there after all {::SMILES}.

SW-mrandmrsgent-card.jpg These are super simple and very inexpensive handmade cards to make. Perfect for mass producing. I did have a colored version of the bride and groom but decided that just the stamped image looks a lot better. I printed the program on the computer. I printed a few of them on regular paper, tested the stamp placement and all that too, before I ran it through the white card stock. The inside of the cards and programs are blank which is on purpose since the program and invite will be on printed white card stock which can be easily added on later. The inside of the invites can be quickly glued right before mailing and the programs can be done a few weeks or even the day before in case of last minute changes. Or, start and finish at the time of creation and be done with it. Super flexible.

I really like how they turned out. Not only were they super quick to put together, I think they look quite elegant, and extremely flexible in terms of changes to the main content of each item.

Material:

Amy Butler pattern paper
Stampin’ Up! card stock
Satin ribbon from a craft store
Corner rounder (for the scallops on the pattern paper), scallop circle, and circle punch
Black SU ink
Two sided glue and dimensionals

SW-mrandmrsgent-alter.jpg What’s the little jar?

It use to be honey. It was from my colleagues wedding and I now use it for brads. But, I thought I’d use it for this project and if my sister does like it, we can just recreate this to the size of her jars.

For this project, I just used my ATG glue gun and it stuck well – I just glued the top of the paper to the glass jar. I’m not sure of the red double sided tape will hold better but you can give it a try. I used the ATG when I did the Target mailbox project and the paper and ribbons are still stuck to it. For the top stamp, I stamped the bottom heart image first and then I used a circle punch to cut. Last I did the sentiment stamp and used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the scallop paper (used SU’s scallop punch). The jar lid is the type where the sides and the top are seperate. So I just used the circular top as a template for the brown paper and cut. It wasn’t perfect but the sides of the lid covered it up well. You can also add a little thank you tag with names/initials on them and let it hang on the ribbon. Just another idea for this easy project.

If you’re getting married or know of some one, pass this along. I hope it can help somebody out there {::SMILES}.

5 thoughts on “Here Comes the Bride

  1. Beautiful! I also thought I would say Welcome to Clear and simple Stamps. I too am on the Design Team.

    I found their site and fell in love with their designs.

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