Thursday, May 31, 2012

I have really been jonesin' for some new stamps lately but when I was perusing my vast collection the other day I realized I completely forgot about this little beauty!
If you remember a while back I made a wedding invitation suite using this stamp and colored it in with a pinkish, reddish mahogany colored pencil. Well, given that I have a nice big box of colored pencils I knew this stamp was all too perfect for a new project.
I received an order for some simple everyday cards and in the past I've always used actual premade cards but for these I just cut out some kraft paper and made my own!
I didn't even bother messing with the embossing powder. Just good old brown ink and some colored pencils. So easy and cute! What colors would you try out for the flowers?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Victorian Country Wedding

I want to send you off on this beautiful Memorial Day weekend with another wedding invitation set!

When my best friend and I sat down for her invite consultation she simply flipped through my designs and said "I like this, and this and this" and essentially built her dream card using elements of every invite. Wow, who's the designer here?! 

I took all of her ideas and made some mock ups and this was one of them! She didn't end up picking this design but it's definitely still worthy of a post. :) 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boho Wedding

I know, I're probably thinking "Geez, what is with her and her obsession with that Cost Plus paper?" 

I promise this is the last time (for a while) that I will design something that showcases this incredibly amazing and beautiful paper ;) You have to admit though, the contrast between the kraft paper and the teal paper is looking pretty good. I was messing around with my new corner punch and I wanted to use a paper that complicated, not competed with the punch design and it just so happened to work great.  

I'm kind of thinking that this would be cute too if I got rid of the burlap tie and reformatted the font so there was room for a small brown bow. Ideas, ideas...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wedding in the Woods

I got this really neat leaf/bush/tree/open to your interpretation stamp and I've literally spent the last two months trying out different paper and ink colors to get a great combo going. No matter what I tried I couldn't get that "feeling!" 

I was in my inspiration room the other day, aka the shower, and it finally came to me. Why complicate it? Keep it kraft and neutral. Kraft paper is my go-to base so I don't know why I didn't think of this combo sooner but I have to admit I love the way it turned out. It would be perrrrrfect for an outdoorsy forest wedding. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I recently received an order for some Thank You cards and how convenient is it that I just got all that cool paper from Cost Plus I was telling you about last week?!

I made a set of six, two of each design, and not only do they look beautiful but they were seriously so easy to make! I contemplated adding some burlap or another embellishment to them but the paper really speaks for itself so I let it! 

They are so striking in real life. I think I'm going to experiment with tissue paper next! As always, I will keep you posted. :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lately it seems like I have been eating, breathing and dreaming wedding invitations. They have definitely taken over my creative life in a very positive way!

Anyways, I was at Cost Plus World Market today seeing if I could pick up any new inspirations and I found this beautiful paper! Isn't it amazing? The contrast between the teal and brown is so rich. I've been really inspired by bright colors and big patterns lately. 

As I've been working on my invite designs, I've also realized that I love working with paper bags so I think you're going to be seeing quite a bit more of them :) I think they add that extra handmade feel that you don't get from plain, flat paper. Granted it smells like it might catch on fire when I'm using the embossing heat gun, but the finished product is totally worth it.

I picked up some other great papers today so keep watching for some new paper good creations!