March 3, 2009

Hearts on a vine wedding cards....

It's gonna be a week full of wedding cards on the blogaroonie. I have a teacher friend that needed 10 shower and 10 wedding cards so I've been busy. All of her daughters' friends are at that marrying age, I can remember those days well. It seemed that you were buying a present and going to showers and weddings left and right. It was such a fun and exciting time. When I went to look for wedding stamps, my stash did not scream out *Here I am!*. It seems that we tend to collect more stamps that are versatile in nature like flowers, backgrounds and images that can be used for everyday cards. While I've got some very wedding specific cards coming up this week, today I thought outside the box.
I reached for Pine's Beyond Basic Borders set to create a less formal set of cards that could be used for wedding showers or actual wedding cards. By stamping the vine and adding in some stamped and punched hearts from Heart Prints, I was able to evoke the feeling of love and happiness just blooming all over the place.
For my sentiments, I paired together *best wishes* from Beyond Basic Borders and *now & forever* from Simple Little Things to create a custom wedding sentiment. The insides of the cards read *congratulations*. I also added some sparkly sequins to the vine for a little wedding bling-bling.

So as you're creating those cards for specific events, think outside the box...use what you have...get creative. You can do it! I can't tell you how happy I was to get out Heart Prints again...and here you thought that set was just for Valentine's Day projects. Stay tuned for more wedding cards this week....tis the season!

Supply List:
Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders, Heart Prints, Simple Little Things
Cardstock: Spring Moss(base card), Spring Rain (layering), Stamper's Select White (images)
Ink: Ripe Avocado (vine), Spring Rain (hearts), Spring Moss (hearts), black (sentiments)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Other: Pop dots, Medium Heart Punch

26 comments:

mimiburroughs said...

Great cards!! Love 'em!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really nice cards - great colors and great combination of the vines and hearts.

Zarah said...

Oh my goodness... Those are toooooo fab for words!! (And now I neeeed those stamps. *grins*)

Creative Momma said...

luv those cards!!!And great idea!! I'm inspired to think outside the box today :) Thanks

Mom2Men - Val said...

Thanks for posting this. Great card. I need a shower card and a wedding card in the next couple of weeks. My son's friends are all at the "getting married" stage. Now if I could just find him a nice girl.

Dottie K. said...

Just beautiful. Love your creative out of the box cards. I like the fact that you can use them for shower or wedding. Need a few of these for my stash that's for sure. TFS! Can't wait to see what else you have.

patriciad said...

Luv 'em! So simply elegant...and the bling is always a bonus, right?!

Becky said...

These are really beautiful, I love the colors you chose.

Tricia said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the colors and the idea!

Mary Jo said...

Love, love, love these cards!!! Colors are great too! Thanks for sharing.

Busym1 said...

Very pretty...love them

Maureen said...

WOW! Love these - they are so pretty and creative!!

Tammy Nichols said...

So pretty Mish! Your blog has quickly become one of my afternoon therapy "go-to" blogs!

Anonymous said...

Simple Little Things Stamp Set?
Where have I been & where is it?
I, too love mixing sets. So many more opportunities to have fun :)
Thanks for sharing. Your designs are wonderful! I'm anxiously awaiting that tute, as well!

Palominoblu

Vivian said...

These are so beautiful! I just love your creations. I wish I had half of your imagination and creativity!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors :)

MichelleY said...

Oh Mish....I LOVE when you think outside the box! These are FABULOUS wedding cards!

Juanita B said...

Great, great work!! I love the colors and simplicity of design. TFS

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely card!

Julie Jacobs said...

These are so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oh these are great, Michelle and I love that they are non-traditional colors like pink and white and black and cream. The vintage soft green and bluey work really really well and you can feel the spirit behind them; just really heartfelt cards.

Norine said...

so very pretty love the softness
Hugs
Norine

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors on these and the clever use of the hearts on the vine stamp!

Jen said...

Beautiful! I'm pacing back and forth near my front door waiting for my postlady to bring my PTI box with your stamps inside!!! I love this curly little leafy branch! Love Love LOVE!! And the color combination... Lovely.
Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

Maria said...

This is a great card. Love stopping by to take a peak at your creativity. Hugs, Maria

Sarah said...

These wedding cards are just gorgeous. I love your blog and all your stamping projects. Shame we don't have Papertrey here in Germany!

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