Friday, October 4, 2013

Flashback Friday: Happy I Do Day

Happy Friday, Everyone!  I'm so glad the weekend is here!  There's lots of fun stuff planned like crafting with some friends on Saturday and antiquing on Sunday...that is if I have any energy left after Saturday.  We'll see!

For today's Flashback Friday share, I made a wedding card for my friend using two retired stamp sets that I still love to play with--Perfectly Preserved and Word Play.  Perfectly Preserved was last seen in the 2012 Holiday Catalog, and Word Play was last spotted in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.

Stampin' Up!'s Perfectly Preserved
Stampin' Up!'s Word Play

I got my inspiration from a few cards I saw on Pinterest and mulled over which products I would use to execute my design.  I first sketched my design and then went to work.  Terrified to make a mistake, I first made a sample using Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie as my color scheme.

The "Test Run"

For the final version of this card, I used my friend's actual wedding colors--Orange (Tangerine Tangoand Black (Basic Black).  

The "Real Deal"

The Steps for the Flower Bunch:

  1. Using the flower bunch stamp from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set, stamp about 18-20 flowers in matching ink and cardstock.
  2. Punch out the flowers using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch.
  3. Adhere the flowers with Mini Glue Dots to a scrap piece of cardstock cut from the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.
  4. Cut stems from a 2-1/2" x 4" piece of Gumball Green Cardstock leaving 1/2" uncut from the top.
  5. Fold the Gumball Green Cardstock onto itself making it approximately 1/2" wide.
  6. Trim the ends of the stems individually at an angle with Paper Snips.
  7. Wrap Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon around the stems and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  8. Add stems to back of circle with flower bunch with a Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Finish off with a bow made from Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Adhere the completed flower bunch to your card base with Stampin' Dimensionals behind the circle and Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the ribbon-wrapped stems.

I LOVE both of these cards and hope that you like them too!  If you do, please leave me a comment below and/or pin either one to your crafty or wedding Pinterest board(s).  Although wedding season is over, maybe the next time there is a wedding, hopefully I've inspired you to make a handmade card.

Have a great weekend, and, until next time, happy crafting!  

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Nicole Tugrul

WOW Lisa!!!!! These cards are INCREDIBLE! What a fantastic idea! My list of things to CASE from you just grows longer and!


Thank you, Nicole! I am glad that you like them and have them on your list of cards to CASE. That makes me very happy :)

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