Monday, July 20, 2009

Creative Cuts & More-Caardvarks wedding shower set

I had a blast making this white wedding shower set for the newest Caardvarks challenge:

With lots of luscious die-cuts
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Who knew acetate wasn't actually scary? You were probably in the know, but I was shaking in my stamping boots! Turns out it's really not scary; it's actually fun & sassy! heehee I like how the shine of acetate, lets you get a shabby chic look with a mix of modern and vintage.

Of course, Creative Cuts has more than just acetate, they have a zillion yummy colours...

Anywho, here are the bits & bobs of the wedding shower set & a quick overview of how I made them. I'll have more details for you in a long tutorial soon, but please feel free to ask any questions you might have. :O)

This purse invitation is
made with a die cut from Creative Cuts & more (their exclusive shape): Creative Cuts & More A2 Acetate purse card

To make it I did this stuff:

-Adhered a beaded paper panel to the front
-Added inside panels
-Wound the 2 handles in embroidery thread (over some red tacky tape)
-Added a vintage shoe clip as a closure

This little place-card is made with CC & M's Antique Label (Acetate)

To make it, I did this stuff:

-Scored with a paper piercer & ruler at the middle of the CC & M acetate antique label to fold it in half
- Adhered a hand-cut paper piece (that was stitched with beads)
-Embossed "Bride to Be" and punched it (with an SU boho bloossoms punch)
-Glittered the blossom with a quickie glue pen

This favour box
is made with Creative Cuts & More's Creel Box (Acetate)

To make it I did this stuff:

-Folded the creel box (It's pre-scored for you)
-Assembled it with red tacky tape
Filled it with beads, lip gloss, & jewelery
-Wrapped it with a paper band (with beads & a vintage button stitched on it)

& the inside...

This 3x3 square box is made with Creative Cuts' Square Box die cut (in metallic Stardream Opal). I just LOVE the shimmer of that cardstock & the perfect fit of the lid rocks!

To make it I did this stuff:

-Folded the box & lid (it's pre-scored for you)
-Lined the inside bottom with glittery striped paper
-Beaded a strip of paper to go around the lid & sewed a piece of a vintage necklace to it
-Adhered the strip to the lid
-Stuck on flowers made by: printing a MUJKA digital floral pattern (from My Grafico & glittered it with a quickie glue pen

The delicate flower design is part of a floral digital kit by MUJKA (from My Grafico) I printed it on vanilla cardstock & went over it with a quickie glue pen & glitter. A speedy way to get fancy paper for pennies. :O)

and I'll be posting a full photo tutorial on this acetate gate-fold card soon, but here's a summary of the gift-card holder/wedding card:

This is an acetate gate-fold gift-card holder (Try saying that 5 times quickly!) ;o)

It's made with both a die cut gate-fold card from Creative Cuts & more [A2 Gatefold card (Acetate)] & their antique label [CC & M Antique Label (Acetate)] To be honest, I was intimidated about trying the acetate (especially with sewing it) but I found it easier to sew than paper!

To make it I did this stuff:

-Traced the acetate card shape onto digital MUJKA floral paper that was printed & embossed with glitter.
-Cut the paper into three (a rectangular middle and the 2 curved side sections)
-pierced the two curved sides (through both the paper & the acetate) and stitched it together
-Adhered panels of coordinating paper on the inside of the curved panels
-Beaded a belly band (2 inch by 12 inch strip of paper folded to go around the middle)
-Sewed a piece of a vintage necklace to it

For a gift card pocket...
-Pierced & stitched one of Creative Cuts antique labels (in acetate)
-Tucked a folded piece of paper in the pocket (with money inside or a gift card fits perfectly)

Quick Link for the Caardvarks Challenge:

or altered item and link that post to Caardvarks

The projects from the team in this Challenge post and the Flickr
gallery linked there are sure to wow your socks off!

I'm hoping you'll check it out &
be able to play along with us!

P.S. Quick Links for the Supplies:

Creative Cuts & More A2 Acetate purse card
A2 Gatefold card (Acetate)
CC & M Creel Box (Acetate)
CC & M Antique Label (Acetate)x2
Square Box (in metallic Stardream Opal)

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lisa808 said...

Gorgeous & elegant!

Creations by Patti said...

I am speechless..........what do I say when it is so georgous? You have outdone yourself!!!! I have to stare at it again and again......and maybe again.

Jackie said...

Beautifully Elegant!!

Dawn said...

*TRIPLE GASP* omword girl!! I'm hyperventilating....this is over-the-top gorgeous!!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Mel, this set is absolutely stunning !! I love all the items but the box is super gorgeous - love the pretty design on the lid and the bling - beautiful work.

retiredheather said...

Wow!!! These are absolutely gorgeous. Stunning details.

Rachael said...

Love it :)

Kim Etherington said...

What a soft and elegant wedding set. Just stunning! Love the softness of the silver and white.. very classy.

Heidi Van Laar said...

OH - MY - GOODNESS!!! This set leaves me completely breathless! So, so, SO totally gorgeous, elegant and fabulous!!! Perfection!!

(-: Heidi

Allison said...

Jeebus girl! I bet you don't even know anyone getting married, do you? Ha! This is beautiful and I just love all that antique hardware...brill!

Now off to cry that I am not similarly endowed ( boobs are huge!).

Elena said...

This is a real treasure! Stunning projects, Mel!

Bridal Wording said...

So lovely......I love all of them. Thanks for sharing.