Texas Tuesday – A Texas Wedding

Welcome to another edition of Texas Tuesday! Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, some of my fabulous Texas friends and I are participating in Texas Tuesday. More about that later…


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About 10 days ago, I got an order to make 280 wedding invites in a short amount of time. The bride wanted a wildflower theme. She told me about this "red" bluebonnet she had seen somewhere online. After some research I found the one she was talking about. Turns out it is a hybrid developed by that school over there in College Station, who shall remain nameless ;). The bride then found these beautiful bridesmaid's dresses in pink and our bluebonnet turned PINK!DSC_0757 (Small)

This design is made with Shimmer Champagne paper for the pocket fold (accucut die) and envelopes. The mats are A Muse Shimmer Couture in Pink and Pink Damask. The "Texas" part of this entire design is Mark's (of Deadbeat Designs!) bluebonnets. I, now, own every size of his bluebonnet stamps! Thanks for such  speedy service Mark!

And then the front…

DSC_0754 copy (Small) I kept the design simple for two reasons:

1) time to get it done (a week-ish!)

2) 280 of every piece… that's a lot of hands on work! 

Okay, I hope you've enjoyed my Texas Tuesday. Be sure to check out the other Texans:

Libby

Shannan

Linda

Betty

Mark Jetton (of Deadbeat Designs!)

Do you want to play along? Libby is doing a roundup on her blog right here.

Wedding Invitations.

As you may know, my husband's nephew is getting married in May. I've been playing wedding planner and helping my so-to-be niece with some of the stuff. Including designing, creating, all paper items for the wedding. So, wedding invitations. I worked on this design for a while before committing to it. I really like it but it had to be feasible. I needed really long paper. I've told you about my friend, Edye, who owns LMNOPeople. She found me this Stardust card stock from Papersource but at wholesale prices! WOHOO… it's 22×26" – Perfect. It's a shimmery ivory heavyweight card stock and it has matching envelopes (BEAUTIFUL)!

So, pressing on… I made the invitations I wanted to. I needed long paper to make an envelopment type structure to hold all the inserts (rsvp card, info card, map, and work-parties invite). I used my cuttlebug to dry emboss the outside flap. This cardstock took to dry embossing very well.

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I'm so happy with them. I'm SO happy they are done. WHEW.

Glitter, glitter everywhere…

Dsc_1865edited_smallDid I tell you I’m planning a wedding in my spare time? 😉 My DH’s nephew is getting married and I’m planning the wedding. Luckily it’s not until next May and it’s not going to be great big, huge! But it is not here so that’s a bit tricky. The bride and groom are here but everyone else (all their friends, other family) are in California.

Anyway, I made 100 quick (ThinDsc_1866edited_small_2k Simple, Think A Muse!) save the date postcards last night. I do believe that I am still wearing glitter… and so are the boys and the dogs and …

So, guess which A Muse stamp I used for the focal image? HA! You guessed it… elegant pose. I know. You’ve seen it from me a million times. What’s one more, I say? (I did photoshop out their last names.)

Here’s a closeup of the GLITTER:

It’s very sparkly in real life … and so am I, the boys, the dogs,… 😀

I’m sure as the wedding date gets closer, I’ll have more to post about it!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Wedding Invitations

My friend, Michelle and I are great at the assembly line process! We can crank out a bunch of anything once we figure out what to do. Well, it seemed only natural that we would do the invitations for her sisters wedding, right? The hardest part is always figuring out what to do. But in this case, Michelle had lots of time to design what she thought would work. Rose Red was the chosen color. The hardest part of the whole thing was trying to find Rose Red ribbon. We didn’t. So we made our own. Remember this post about dyeing the ribbon and then baking it in the oven to heat set it? Well, that’s what we did… we took SU! Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain and dyed it with the Rose Red reinker.

We did the invitations, RSVP cards and we even made her a stack of thank you cards (very elegant … with their Mr & Mrs names on it).

Here is what the invitation looks like close-up. I, of course, blocked out all the personal information… ’cause you know how I am about that!

Here is a close-up of the RSVP card…

Don’t they look professionally done? We did 60 of them. It’s hard to see some of it because it was a WINDY day in Central Texas when I photographed them!