Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wedding Projects and hints for making them!

Welcome to my blog today! Today's photos are projects designed for my son and dil's wedding rehearsal and reception.
The rosette ribbons were decor for the chair backs at the rehearsal dinner.  They are quite large and "in your face," but fun and easy to make!  Bazzill card stock in Swimming Pool and Strawberry from my LSS, Scrapbook Dreams, were used.  The white is shimmery card stock from my stash.  The rosettes were made by hand with the Martha Stewart scoreboard (that was before the Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes  Cart was released!).  Once the rosettes were scored, they were punched with the scallop doily lace and heart lace edge punches from Martha and an EK Success scallop edge punch.  Tie the Knot Cricut Cart was used for the lettering and swirly hearts.  Satin ribbon was attached to the backs of the items to tie them to the chairs
 Now, onto the place cards.  Here's a hint for making these right, the first time!!  First, cut out the lettering in the sized needed, lay it out and figure the matting area (embossed on the Big Shot with a Fiskars heart embossing plate), then figure the dimensions of the tri-fold bases!                                                                                                      
Bride & Groom
 For the Lettering, the capital letters were cut with Tie the Knot cart and the remaining letters, with Plantin' School Book.  All the letters were laid out on my Gypsy to save paper.  Those Tie the Knot letters take up alot of space! Also, because Bazzill is not very Cricut-friendly (it has that layer of plastic in it), I set my Gypsy to cut twice.  It took a long time for the letters to cut, but the end result was worth it!  Make sure the mat is very sticky and the blade is sharp!

Notice that each place card is proportional to the length of each name.  I devised a formula to add an allowance for the punched edges,  to conserve paper "boo-boos!"  The corners of the white mats are rounded and have hearts from the the punched-out edges, with half pearls in the centers and string pearls through the punched heart lace.

I hope you are "inspired" by these projects.  Thanks for peeking in today!


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