Sunday, November 14, 2010

He's Engaged!

My brother just announced that he's engaged. Everyone is very happy for him. We all love his bride. Of course, what does a papercrafter do when she gets such happy news? She immediately starts planning invitations, reponse cards, thank you notes, name plates, shower invitations, bachelorette invites. So much papercrafting to do!

The wedding won't be for a year and is tenatively planned for January which just screams beautiful winter scenes of snow in whites, silvers and blue. I wanted to see what I could do just off the cuff, without specialty papers or supplies since invitations can get so expensive very quickly. I also wanted to keep it to something that would be very quick to mass produce since I will be making at least 50 invites if she likes what she sees.

The first two invitations are measure 3.6 x 8.5 so that they will fit into a business envelope. I've used two different Creative Memories snowflake punches. I love the different effects. The first one is more delicate but the second one would allow her to include stars as well as snowflakes into her decorations.

This snowflake stamp from Heartfelt Creations is rapidly becoming my new favourite stamp! It's just so versatile. I love the simplicity of this invitation. Stamped in the corners with Brocade Blue and then mounted on Brocade Blue cardstock, this invitation is 5 x 7. The bottom of the stamp does actually come up to the bottom of the writing sample; I've just blurred out the couples information.

This last invitation is very traditional with the ribbon. While I love the bottom effect, I hate the ribbon and will pray that the bride won't choose this. This by far takes up the most amount of time to create and is very finicky. Great for a few cards but not for mass producing.

I really like these samples but don't think that this is it. I know I'll end up doing a post later using vellum. I'm out at the moment. I just know that vellum with the snowflakes will create a gorgeous soft effect. I can't wait to try it.

I just hope the bride likes it!

Challenges these Invitations Meet:
Creative Inspirations - Winter
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Speedy Cat & Friends - Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes - Blue, Punches, Ribbon


  1. Gorgeous!!!!
    Thanks for sharing it us at Speedy's Friends.

  2. So pretty & elegant Christine, love them & I'm sure the bride to be will too! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes :)

  3. AWESOME!! Fabulous job - he will love these! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  4. thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
    hugs, annie x

  5. oh goodness! These are just wonderful and I think she'll be happy with any of those!

    Glad that you played along with Paper Sundaes this week!
    ♥Lisa M.

  6. Beautiful creations they look fabulous thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  7. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  8. These are all fabulous! Your brother and soon to be sister-in-law are lucky to have you willing to do this for them, it is no small thing!!

  9. Beautiful, any one of these would be fabulous invitations. Love that stamp too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Creative Inspirations challenge.
    Jenni x

  10. Really pretty idea for a winter themed wedding. LOVE the colors and of course, the fabulous stamps you used!!!


  11. Gorgeous, very elegant, you have done a beautiful job with these invitations.