Friday, September 3, 2010

Wedding Shower Cards

Today I was working on a commission from a woman in my office. Her daughter is giving a wedding shower for a friend and asked me to make a card for her. My co-worker bought the black and green papers and some ribbon because her daughter wanted the card to match the decorations for the shower. I had enough paper to make three cards. She can take one or all of them! I must admit that I perused the Wedding gallery at Splitcoaststampers to get my ideas. All three of my cards are CASEd.

The first card is actually CASEd from this baby shower card by mandalee65. The card base is white, so that the inside is white; and I just cut a piece of the green to cover it. The white panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, and the next panel is cut with the Stampin'Up Top Note Die. After stamping the sentiment from one of a two-stamp set with black, I cut it out using a Shapeabilities tag and popping it up over the punched out green circle. The inside is stamped with the other stamp from that set. It says: And they lived happily ever after. The End.

My second card is a CASE of this card by lbenden. Again, the card base is white, the green panel is punched with an EK Success border punch. The sentiment is stamped in silver and then embossed. I like that corner punch -- it provides a mat and some interest at the corners.

My last card I CASEd from this card by scrapgal2. Because the Flourishes white cardstock is so thick, I had to make sure I punched the borders at the right place so that, when the card is folded, the designs match up. I wove the narrow black ribbon into the latticework and then backed it with the green ribbon. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

I may be stretching it a little with these salt and pepper shakers. I had nothing that even vaguely was related to a wedding shower. So the only set I had that MIGHT work was this set from Jamaica -- the colors on the flag match the colors of my cards.
Stamps - Hampton Arts Fairy Tale 2-stamp set, Lizzie Anne Designs Say It In Script, SU Sincere Salutations
Paper - Flourishes Classic White, Bazzill Basics Bank Roll, Deja Views Sweet Romance
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz distressed Bundled Sage, ColorBox silver
Accessories - SU (Sizzix) Top Note die, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder, Circle punch, Ribbon, Corner punch, EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart Lattice border punch


Stacy Morgan said...

These are great Lois and I bet she will be thrilled that you made not only one but three cards.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

These three are wonderful, Lois! I wonder which she will take.......what a hard decision!!

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Lois, love all the cards. I see you have made one of those punched cards that I want to try. Very pretty! The s&p shaker colors are perfect.