Thursday, March 5, 2009

Top Note Wedding Invitation with Seashells

Note: The rope is long b/c we are going to hang a sea shell from it!
This is the beautiful invitation Lexie, Eric and I came up with for their wedding
down in Key West on the beach in May. The stamp set is Seaside on page #95 $25.95.
There is nothing greater than your customer bringing
her new fiance' to your stamp studio
to do their wedding invitations and he is a natural born stamper!!
They were awesome!Lexie hit the jackpot with this one!
We used Baha breeze 5 1/2 x 51/2 as the base (it doesn't open just a single)
Then the whisper white CS layered on top is 5 1/4 x5/1/4 where we randomly stamped all the different shells in Baha breeze, Kiwi kiss, choc chip, pink pirk ink
then we typed up a mock announcement chose ink in choc chip to match
( made sure to center it in the middle)
and cut an 8 1/2 x11 sheet of kiwi at 4 1/4 down the middle x 11
then loaded it in the printer pushing the printing plates to the middle
and making sure to seperate the two announcements far enough apart so that we can
get two on the one strip of 4 1/4 x11, hence getting 4 announcements on one sheet of cs.
Then we cut out the top notes carefully lining them up so that the announcement is on the middle. You probably can't see it but they stamped the conch shell in versamark on the very top of the top note that really finished it off. The we took the rope left from The Holiday mini and put it through the top. The reason it is hanging so low is because we left it long Eric is going to try to drill a whole thru the shells they have and have it dangle from the rope, then will cut it shorter.I think it was a wonderful collaberative team effort and our ceation came out beautiful.
What I enjoyed so much is watching the two of them interact as they created their invitations.
If you marry a man who enjoys creating and stamping with you what a blessing!!

They are also doing the pillow boxes in Kiwi Kiss and stamping the outside
with close to cocoa and using the 2 line classic SU stamp that we ordered that says
Eric and Lexie
May 23, 2009
on one of the tags from lots of tags sizzlits, trying to decide what color the tag should be?
Any ideas? Please send them in!! We are also going to do the ribbon different probably use the cropadile and put holes in the top and thread the ribbon thru, gotta play with that a bit more.
So, I would love to hear your comments and ideas! If you can think of anything we haven't thought of please your comments are welcome. when their order comes in they will be back to
the Stamp Studio and they will make their invitations using stamp studio time.
Getting married on the beach in Key West how romantic, I wish them all the luck. Lexie is a great girl and deserves nothing but the best!

This a card that I cased the basic layout but changed a few things up and of course I can't remember which site it was from.I really have to better about this.
I used the Parisian Breeze textured paper and the Echoes of Kindness stamp set.
I used water color paper (ticket cornered it) on my focal point and used ink (brown stazon to stamp image and baha and close to cocoa) to paper with the blender pen to fill it in and then used dazzling diamonds on the flower.
I used Lots of Tags sizzlits for my sentiment with the stamp set Hope Happens stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white ep.
Then I used my new latte buttons I chose the white one and threaded beading twine thru the middle. Also the ribbon is the 1" double stitched baha breeze.
Very simple but elegant. the textured paper really makes it.
Hope you like it!

Fifthe Avenue Floral Frenzy

Can you tell this is my absolute favorite stamp set The Fifth Avenue Floral
and designer paper Urban Oasis

This card was inspired by my downline and good friend Vicky!

I saw this on one of my buddy's blog and for the life of me I can't remember which one...

This another crafty idea of Vicky's. She did hers in Raspberry Tart and
of course I had to do Urban Oasis.

I was hooked on RBT for so long I needed to try something new!!

These cards are 3 3/4 x 4 1/4. I put the top note on the front with a sentiment. Then on the back I added another top note where you can write a message. The envelopes will go on other side of the folder.

These are perfect to make with the gift notes on the under $10.00 page #208 in the back of the catalog! In April, we will have a special promo, for every $40.00 order you place you will receive a FREE item from that page.

This is the Sizzix Box #2 stamped with Fifth Avenue Floral with kiwi kiss, basic grey. and baha breeze inks. It looks just like the Designer paper in Urban Oasis!! I used the lots of tags sizzlits for the sentiment with the Thank you stamp also, from the under $10.00 page! It's only $ 5.95. WOW, what a great investment. I love those tag sizzlits. They are a must have so easy to make an impressive classy tag or focal point for any card or project. Great journaling tags for scrap pages as well. They are on page 201 only $21.95.

This card features the new Birthday set "On your Birthday" page 141 $33.95 with 12 stamps in the set, it covers about every bday sentiment you could want. Even one that says look who's turning ( ) you just put in the number for year. I also really like the two sided kiwi kiss satin ribbon, with vanilla satin on the back side accented with flower fusions 2 and our rhinestone brads. What did we ever do without all these beautiful new embellishments to choose from

yeah, don't answer that demonstrators!!

This is the pillow top box, made with the Bigz Sizzix die cut from page 197 for only $19.95.

Great for baby showers, bdays, bridal showers and weddings. I actually have couple using them for their wedding and putting in small starfish. too cute. They are having a beach wdding wait till you see the invitation I designed for them.
It is also so easy to punch the box and put acetate behind the punch
and you can see what is in the box.

Nice and simple. I love the sentiment if you can't read it, it says:

"Plant your feet firmly and let your heart have wings" from the stamp set

Hope Happens $19.95 page 135

I love this color combo, baha, pink pirk, and choc chip
with a little paper piercing around the outside edge. Easy peasy!!
Use the mat pack for the paper piercing $9.95 in the accessories section.

Well I am off to try to move onto another set. I really don't want to but I must!! I have all this NEW stuff to play with and being sick for three weeks and not being able to stamp almost killed me!! Can anyone recite Step One for me! Have we actually formed Stampaholics yet? Does anyone have a meeting schedule! LOL!

Hope you enjoy the cards and look forward to seeing you this month at Card and Craft class March 21, 2009 Saturday 10-am-2pm.

Deadline for reservations is March 9th. We will be doing SAB and Easter projects!! Whoo Hooo I love Easter and you will too when you see all the new stuff in the Occasions Mini coming out soon. You will be able to order from it April 1st, there are a couple of Easter sets that are available for pre-order now. Go to and look for The Occasions Mini pre-order sets.
Save the date and come crop with us at Nativity Catholic Church's annual Spring Crop!! March 28th 9-4pm

tickets are $30.00 for all day 9-4pm tons of raffles and goody bags, all vendors will be there with make and takes, demonstrations and more!!
You can reserve a whole table for you and all your friends

Come visit Whitney's Stampin' Studio and get your hands on the latest and greatest.

We will be representing Stampin' Up! at the Crop! Great time to catch up on your cropping and enjoy fellowship and a few make and takes and help raise money for the missions trips this year.

See you soon!! Happy Crafting!!