Thursday, July 20, 2017

Monstera Wedding Banners

A quick post on the banners made for the June Hawaiian Wedding.  The Bride purchased the "Bride" and "Groom" wood words. Monstera cut leaves are behind the words to co-ordinate with the overall Monstera theme.
Here's the "Welcome" banner greeting the guests.  The inked wood clothespins held the leaves in place on a natural jute string. "Welcome" is cut using the Silhouette machine in Gold card stock and Sweet Pea Font.
In  front of the bar: a banner that simply says "Cheers".  Monstera leave them and Gold card stock. Again, inked clothes pins used to secure the letters on a natural jute string.
For the dessert table, "Love is Sweet" banner hung. Inked wooden clothes pins secured onto a natural Jute string used.  The same Gold card stock used for the Sweet Pea Font.
Thank you for stopping by to see the projects from the wedding. More projects to be posted soon. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hawaiian Wedding Guest Book

This custom made guest book for the June Wedding in Hawaii. Album is made using a sturdy mat board.  Covered using the Recollections Black card stock as the base then mat using Recollections Kraft card stock. Edges of the mat at sponged and stipped using a dark brown ink to create "sand" effect. Sizzix Tropical dies used for the front and back covers. The finished size is approximately 7" x 12" x 3".
Guest book back:
"Our Guests" is computer generated, printed using a dark green ink color to match the die cut leaves.   
Here's a closer look at the floral strip:
Inside covers have pockets with a Hawaiian flower along with additional leaves:
Guests took a Instax photo to insert into this guest book.  They would then sign a well wish for the couple using a gold gel pen.  Pages were pre-made using clear photo corners to easily insert the finished photos. The pages were bound using 1-3/4" Black O-wires. 
And everyone looked so fabulous against this home made back drop:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.  More detailed wedding projects to come.........

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hawaiian Wedding Sand Castle

I had made this previously (posted August 31, 2012). This version is taller and was customized for the Bride and Groom. It is a paper sand castle sitting on top of a box for Wedding Card envelopes.  To make this sand castle, use SVG Cuts Wet n Wild SVG Collection. The Merman and mermaid along with the Sea shells are also from SVG Cuts their Tropical Friends SVG Collection. The castle is removable, it sits on top of the box. Sand Castle base is Recollections Kraft with a Blush textured card stock from my stash for the contrast. All Kraft paper is stippled throughout using a dark brown ink to resemble the texture of sand. 
Here's a closer look at the addition to the original sand castle: added Monstera leaf banner with the newly wed's surname clipped on the jute rope with mini wooden clothes pins. The Monstera Leaf was a cut file from the Silhouette on line store. The file needed to be slightly changed but easily to do using the Silhouette program. Surname is gold card stock from my stash, cut using the Silhouette, Sweet Pea font (a free downloadable font). The starfish is embossed using Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. The Shell is embossed using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Vellum card stock used to cover the Castle windows.

The Bride Mermaid has brownish hair, Gold embossed fins (Couture Collections Rainbow Wave embossing folder). Use a Sakura Black gel pen to dot the eyes.  Adhesive flat back pearl on top of the leaves in her hair.
The Groom Merman has reddish hair, Gold embossed fins (Couture Collections Rainbow Wave embossing folder). Use a Sakura Black gel pen to dot the eyes. A multi green color lei is embellished on him. 
Top of the sand castle: the peak has a variety of adhesive flat back pearls. The flag is computer generated using free downloadable Sweet Pea font. 
 Here's a closer look at the lid: The waves are a free SVG cut file from SVG Cuts. Blue pearl paper is from my stash
Palm trees flank each side of the sand castle. Replacing the paper clip with small magnets (one of the palm tree and the opposite one of the inside back of the castle top), trees were able to stand on their own. Palm tree is a SVG cut file from Miss Kate Cutables Beach Scene collection.  Palm tree trunk is embossed using Stampin-Up Squared Lattice embossing folder. Popped Coconuts are embossed using Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Entire tree is inked using brown ink on the edges.
Sand Castle back: opening for tea light and opening for slipping envelopes into box.
 Here's a closer look:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit................more wedding projects forth coming to show!.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hawaiian Wedding Card

The start of a Hawaiian Destination Wedding upcoming posts. This is a 6" x 6" simple card made using the Stampingbella Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda stamp. Copic colors used were customized to the Brides wedding colors. Leaf pattern paper is Recollections open stock.  Recollections Kraft mat is cut around the stamped image.   Small adhesive flat back pearls are added along the leaf pattern paper.  Finished card sized is 6" x 6". 
Copic colors used
Brett colors: 
his Hair:  E95, E97, E99
his Suit: B37, B39
Brenda's colors:
her Hair: E30, E39, E77
her Bouquet: G14, G99, R21, R85
her Dress/Shoe: W1, W3, Clear Wink of Stella
Skin colors: E00, E01, E11, E13, R21
Clear Wink of Stella can be seen more clearly in this photo on her dress:
On each corner are a spray of paper flowers along with a silk leaf and a clear resin flower. 
Card inside computer generated message:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. More wedding projects to be posted.  Have a crafty day.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bridal Shower Leis and Recipe Cards

These Hawaiian ribbon leis are for the Bridal shower in Hawaii.  They are made using specialty ribbon acquired from a Lei Making store in Oahu: U'I Mau A Mau LLC at the Gentry Pacific Design Center.  Schedule a free lei making lesson with the purchase of ribbon when visiting the Island. Leis shown here ( left to right) are called Star of India, Orchid Lei, and Mt. Apple. These leis were given to the 3 guests who participated in the Bridal Shower games.
The Bride at the shower was also given favorite recipes from many friends and family. I sent along these 2 recipes on 6" x 8" Recollections White card stock, score 4" along 8" side, fold. The recipe was printed using Dark Green ink Comic San Font.
Papertrey Ink Tropics Stamp Set used to decorate the edges. Note: Stampin-Up Always Artichoke Ink - 2nd generation stamped to give the light effect. Stampin-Up Close to Cocoa Ink (retired) with lightly sponged edges on both recipes.
Here are the cards folded in half:
Thank you for stopping by today...................the June wedding will be a forth coming post.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tropical Bridal Shower Album

More Hawaiian Bridal shower surprises.  These little memory albums were made for the Bride, and Mother of the Bride, and Mother of the Groom.  Recollections Green Leaves Designer Paper used to cover the album inside and album cover.  Acrylic green paint is used to cover the edges of the chipboard album. The album is a Stampin-Up Bitty Book (retired).  Recollections Ivory and Kraft Card Stock used. Finished album cover size: 5" x 4-1/8" x 1-1/8"
All three albums were wrapped in a cello bag.
A gold cord is tied with some charms:
Here's a more detail look at one of the albums.  Words are computer generated and printed using dark green ink. Oval frame is computer generated using my Silhouette Cutting Machine.
Side view of album case and album. Jute tie on album spine.
Album  and Cover:
Computer generated word using green ink. Mat is Recollections Kraft card stock.
Album cover: each corner has a die cut popped Hibiscus flower along with a silk leaf. The hibiscus die is from Sizzix Tropical set.
Here's a look at the album inside:
Crafts-Too Tropical Flowers embossing Folder
There is a side pocket here (and on back right inside cover).
Love the embossing folder:
The photo sleeve pages will hold a 3" x 3" photo. Recollections Vanilla card stock used for all the pages.
 Thank you for stopping by today to visit......stay tuned for more Bridal Shower surprises.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tropical Huts for a Bridal Shower

Who doesn't love a June wedding?  I recently attended one in Hawaii. I was not able to attend the bridal shower but sent off these cute little huts for each guest.  Papertrey Ink Tropical Flower Stamp and Die along with Papertrey Ink Tiny Town Sweet Shop Die used. Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch around the bottom of the hut using Paper Accents Muslin Olive Drab card stock. Finished hut size: 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 3"
Hut front: note the personalized computer generated label and brushed gold front door
To close the top of the box, tie a gold cord and thread through the loop made on the stamped leaf.
Hut side view
Hut back view:
Oh, yes: the glow of a tea light inside the hut
This is how the bottom was constructed:
This is how the huts were shipped flat to Hawaii to assemble
Additional supply details:
Papertrey Ink Tropical Flower Stamp and Die
Papertrey Ink Tiny Town Sweet Shop Die
Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
Gold Cord from my stash.
Stampin-Up Always Artichoke Ink
Paper Accents Muslin Olive Drab card stock
Recollections Pink card stock and Kraft Card Stock

Hanko Designs Brush Gold Card Stock for front door