I thought I would share with you how we made our own announcements, thank yous and other paper crafted decorations.
I have to thank Nick at Unity Custom Stamps. He made the rubber stamp for our wedding announcements and did a speedy job filling his blank so that we would receive our stamp as quickly as possible!! Thank You Nick!!!
And it was beautiful!! Because the month changed all I had to do was clip it out and write in the correct date. First I stamped a background (Iron Swirls from JustRite) on ivory using several generations of stamping so that they were progressively more pale. Each one was unique and so lovely! I used Versafine Clair ink in my MISTI and gold embossed all 200 of them, some on vellum and some on the shimmering ivory paper!! It didn't take as long as you'd think... maybe 3 hours!! Then I mounted the ivory paper on or under the vellum according to where I had the script embossed. I still have not been able to choose which style is my favorite!!
|Stamped on the vellum & mounted over cardstock|
|Stamped/embossed on paper|
From there it was an easy matter to write in the date, once we had it, and get them sent off immediately since time was short!!
| filling a candy bag. We also printed |
"word" docs & accented them with
die cuts that matched other wedding
elements & framed them
For Christmas I am going to remount their names onto a new cling so they'll have a "Billy & Georgia" stamp for envelope flaps, gift tags or whatever!!
What's also funny and not anticipated is that when friends and family began planning her wedding showers, I was not at all sure Georgia would still be here. She was anticipating a May wedding and given the shower dates, I thought she might be married and gone before them! As it turned out, they were married a week after the last shower -- another lesson in trusting God's plan!! I was excited to create invitations for one of her showers so I'll be posting a quick shot of those too!
Well, I hope you've had fun seeing & hearing about our Big Day! I am still recovering ~ trying to catch up on ranch work and yard work ~ my craft room (Georgia's old bed room!) is a wreck but I'm looking forward to some quiet Autumn Days and the opportunity to make some fun stuff to share with you all!
Thanks for humoring me - I love sharing! I hope God will bless your day with gratitude and friendship...