October 20, 2008

Bridal Invitations

Last week I was given quick notice that a friend needed 15 bridal shower invitations, pronto! To speed up the process, I typed up the invitation wording, printed it off onto cardstock and layered it into the inside of the invites. This helped my hostess friend because she didn't have to hand write anything for the invites. Next, I reached for my handy dandy JustRite Stampers stamps. I chose to use the Weddings Borders and Centers set, choosing to cut off the flowery portion of the center stamps. (Note: be sure to click on the photo again...the images shown at the first link are not the correct images, but when you zoom in you'll get the correct view of all the wedding images). To use the Borders and Centers stamps, I choose the wooden Harmony I Classic Circle Stamper to hold the rubber images. I was able to stamp my outside card sentiments in no time. I simply went to work mass production style and stamped off 15 sentiments onto scrap vanilla cardstock. I then reached for my Spellbinder's Nestabilities Circle Dies to cut out the circles. I added the embossing also to make the invitations have a little more formal detail. I then cut some patterned paper and adhered the layers to black scallop cut rectangles from Spellbinder's Nestabilities. I adhered these layers to my vanilla cardstock, added the round embellishements with pop dots and added some black satin ribbon for a finishing touch.
The great thing about the JustRite stamps is that they coordinate in size with the Spellbinder's Nestabilities dies. You're always able to find just the right size circle or other shape, because the stamps were designed to coordinate with the die shapes. I was so glad I was able to help a friend in need and just in the nick of time too.

19 comments:

Chelsea said...

These are awesome .... you are such a great friend to "whip" these up!

carmen said...

FIRST I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOUR WORK, JUST WONDERFUL, I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD GIVE A LITTLE MORE DIRECTION ON YOU HOLIDAY PICTURE CARDS YOU MADE I JUST LOVE THEM THANKS

Danisha said...

I think it quite funny that your post was on Just Rite Stampers, because I have a question for you. I have seen you use these stamps, but made your own wording to go around the outside of the circle. Which stamper is that???

Thanks for your help and I really enjoy comming to see what you have done.

Danisha

chelemom said...

I am sure your girlfriend LOVED these! They are gorgeous!!!

Megan said...

These are gorgeous!!! How did you get your nestie around the image so perfectly? Sometimes it works for me, but sometimes the paper slips and it does't come out even!!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Great idea! Your work is always inspiring and very professional looking - I know your friend will appreciate it so much!

Softangelkisses said...

Great work!

Heather's Creations said...

great work Michelle, I love how quick you whip things up, what a mind you have :0)
**Hugs** heather x

DeeDee said...

Awww Mish!!! You are such a SWEET friend to have!!! What lovely cards too....whoever receives them will be ogling over them for ever!! I LOVE them!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Kristyn said...

These are so lovely. Very nice work. I do have a question, however. You said you "cut off the flowers" on the wedding stamp. How did you do this? Did you litteraly cut them off??? Thanks for the help. Love your work and blog.

Babies- Beth said...

Beautiful invites! thanks so much for the view! Qurstion! It looks like the black ribbon wraps around the entire card- do you have to untie the ribbon to open the card, or is there a slot cut for the ribbon to be just onthe front?

Anonymous said...

These cards are both classy and elegant!! Love the black bow!

dflygirl said...

If you were to purchase the Just Rite stampers....would you get the wooden one the other plastic style???

patriciad said...

Lucky friend to have YOU for a friend. Could you please move to Chicago and be MY friend? Pretty please?

jana said...

So elegant and pretty!

Heather said...

gorgeous! love your work. I have something on my blog for you
hugs

Amanda Angert said...

Just beautiful, Mish! They are simple yet elegant!

Toni K said...

What a great friend you are! They look like something that took longer to design. You are awesome!

Maria Gurnsey said...

these are so elegant!!

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