Thursday, February 24, 2011

Save the Date....Part(s) 1

I didn't realize until recently that paper crafts are very much like quilting. Lots of parts and lots of steps, and it isn't until you have all the pieces prepared, that you get a finished product.

**Acronym alert!** :o)

My youngest daughter Ashley is the B2B (Bride to Be) and when it came to a Save the Date card, she wanted something handmade. She is our former college softball player and not a crafty gal but she "steps up to the plate" (pun intended LOL) when she has to. She searched the Internet and found a Save the Date card she liked. We are making several changes so I guess you could say it was our "inspiration". She found it here if you'd like to see more of the sample.

I used my Cricut to cut the Save the Date words out from the Sweetheart cartridge. The words are all one cut so that made it easy. We cut a Shadow in silver card stock from Stamin' Up! to go behind the words. Ashley ran them through the Xyron machine after they were cut out to put permanent adhesive on the back, then she and Adina, her MOH (maid of honor) glued them down to the silver background. All 90 of them!

Kelley, my artsy daughter, created the cards we will use for the background page and the inserts. Since Ashley and Dave are getting married on 11/12/11, the numbers were too thin to do it like the inspiration card.

I used my middle daughter's Cricut machine to cut out the envelopes. She's got the bigger machine and it was nice to have two going at once.....although a little tiring. :o) Between my Cricut cutting the words and background shapes and Stephanie's Cricut cutting 90 envelopes....the dining room table was hummin'!!
We are waiting on the background sheets with the swirls and the names on them, and a drawing. Once we get those and get them cut, we can start the assembly line. We're shooting for Saturday because Dave's mama, Missy, aka/MOG (Mother of the Groom) will be in town and she can be a part of the action! Stay tuned for Part(s) 2. :o)
BusyLiz, aka/MOB.....Mother of the Bride Okay, I think I got that out of my system. hehe


Impera_Magna said...

The STD cards are tres cool! Can't wait to see the finished cards and what else you all come up with!

Michelle said...

Those look amazing already! How neat that you are all contributing and working together. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Shel Mac said...

Love these! We're making std cards this wknd for my dd. What cartridge did you use for the envelopes?

Liz said...

I'm responding here in case anyone else wants to know what Cricut cartridge I used for the envelopes. It was "Wild Card" and the one we used was on page 58, Blackout.