Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wedding Program Fans

I made these for a "country chic" wedding that was being held in a barn. The bride gave me her colors, told me her flowers were hydrangeas and that she wanted fans made but left everything else up to me. She didn't even want to see them until they were done and she came to pick them up! Talk about nerve wracking!! Luckily she loved them :) I made everything in MDS and they measured 8x8. The actual program was cut to 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 and the mat was made from Kraft card stock cut to 8x8. I ordered the fan handles off Etsy. I tied the dark green ribbon around the handle first then cut the tails into a little upside down 'V'. I then tied a bow out of the light blue ribbon and used a glue dot to adhere it to the dark green ribbon. I was very pleased with how they turned out!

Here is a group shot of the front.
 And the back!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birthday Card

This is the card I made for Mila's 1st Birthday. It felt good to pull out some of my old card stuff and actually make a card by hand and not on the computer (although, I think it's obvious how much I love MDS!). This card is actually 5x7 and the only reason I made it that big is because that was the only size envelope I had :). I cut a doily in half and wrapped it around the pink cardstock and adhered it to the back. I then cut the banner strips from Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper and added the pearls. The ribbon was tied on and the sentiment was stamped using Chocolate Chip ink. You can't tell from the picture, but the pink cardstock is adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set.

Minnie Mouse Birthday

Today was one of my best friends' daughter's 1st birthday party and I had the pleasure of making her invitations. My friend Melissa (I've mentioned her a lot) also is very crafty, so the party was amazing! She actually made the bows for the invitations too. Everything was made on MDS and I think my favorite part are the pearls on the scalloped trim. They were the last finishing touch during the design process. I love the pink and zebra together too! It's hard to see in the picture, but the pink background also has really faint polka dots.
 How cute is the M with the ears?? She had headband "ears" for everyone and lollipop favors.
 Pictures from Mila's first year as well as a frame for everyone to sign. 
 The cake made by Melissa's friend, Lisa.
 Cupcakes made by Carrie (who also made the cupcakes for Slevin's party)
I have two more birthday parties in August that I'm really excited about...but honestly, I'm now starting to look forward to planning Slevin's 2nd birthday party! Why am I crazy?!

Tropical Petal Wedding Invitations

I made these wedding invitations for a couple getting married in Mexico. I only had to make 20, so that wasn't bad at all. I purchased the petals from (LOVE that site!). They are 6x6, so the orange mat is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and the invitation itself was 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The mailing envelopes were the same hot pink color. And as usual, everything was designed on MDS!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Batman Birthday

I know I say this all the time, but these might be my most favorite invites I've made yet! How cute is little Jack with Batman! The picture definitely makes the invitation, I think. When his mom sent it to me, I knew immediately that I wanted to make the invitation look like a page from a comic book. I'm very pleased with the result. I downloaded some cool super hero fonts and found fun backgrounds on the internet then went to town in MDS! She sent me a text after she picked them up and said that she should have ordered extra because Jack wanted to carry one around everywhere! :) These are 5x7 and were printed on a glossy cardstock which made the colors look even better in person! (For some reason the "Jack and Batman" heading photographed pink, when it's really red.)
 Here are some close ups:

Bee Thank You Cards

You may remember this post for my friend's bee themed baby shower. Well these are the thank you cards. They measure 3.5 x 5 and were the perfect size for a little thank you note! I created them MDS and used the same background that I did for the invitations. I love making coordinating sets!

And I love things in multiples! Here are 90 thank yous!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

What Will It BEE?

Have you heard the buzz?? I think this is such a cute baby shower theme, especially if you don't know whether you're having a boy or girl! I made these for my friend, Geri who is expecting her first baby. As always, they were made with MDS and I used the hexagon punch, rotated 90 degrees to create the honeycomb effect. The insert was also the same punch, only I scaled it to be 2x2 inches (talk about a lot of cutting -- I made over 100 of these). I rounded the corners to finish off the invitations.
Her favors were homemade honey and I created the tags for them. I used the circle punch and scaled it slightly larger than my 1 3/8 punch so that I would not have to worry about having to line each one up perfectly to avoid having white space around each one. Then simply punched a hole in the top and she tied them on with twine.
Her centerpieces were super cute too (I had no part in these!). I love the puff ball and pipe cleaner bee!! How clever!
I won one of the centerpieces, but unfortunately it got rained on before I could get a picture of it!

Construction Party Thank Yous!

I posted pictures of Greyson's construction party a few weeks ago, well here are the Thank You's I made for them. Again, I had to make a layout that included several places for photos because there were so many cute ones to choose from! They were made in MDS and are 5x7.