Yes, you read that right! It's PTI countdown time for my newest release called Wedding Day! I have been anxious to post but have been awaiting my set (which arrived TODAY!!!!) That's what you get for living in the sticks. At least I have four countdown days *smiles*.
I am so excited about Wedding Day. If you have been seeking a wedding stamp set with possibilities this one will meet your match. I have designed it to work with invitations, thank you cards, wedding favours, wedding cards, anniversary cards and much more. One of the BEST features of Wedding Day is you can set the date and save it too!!! (that's a hint) I will be revealing more hints and tips as the days lead up to the release.
Today's project was created with purpose in mind. Having been married 8 years it has been a while since my wedding day, but let me assure you not a day goes by that I don't re-live that those special moments leading up to I do! I remember the initial planning days and wondering how I would get from point a to point b. A few weeks after my engagement, DH and I sat down with a piece of paper and started jotting notes. As the months passed I found I had miscellaneous papers everywhere. So to prepare those brides to be I have created a step by step tutorial to make your own wedding book planner...
I found this terrific book at Michael's for $1 CAD. It measures 8.5x3.5 so I started by cutting a piece of cardstock 9.5x3.5 (I want so overlap to tuck over the edge). You can see I scored .5 at each end.
Using Spring Moss, I stamped over the entire surface in a linear but spaced pattern. Then I adhered this to the front of the book using double sided adhesive.
I tied some ribbon to the edge to "disguise" where the cardstock meets with the white edge of the book.
Then I adhered some ribbon to the inside of the book (right at the edge)...
and folded it over. This covered the vibrant green edge and created a soft muted edge instead.
After I created the edge with the ribbon, I needed a creative way to cover the rest of the green.
I punched out a piece of cardstock...
and adhered it to the inside of the book. (see tab instructions below)...take a peek at that circle and what it says...
Next I got punchy and created tabs for my book. Then I stamped them with important wedding preparation tasks and adhered them in the book.
I wanted to decorate the front of my book and decided to use the large oval, the words Wedding and Day as well as the decorative bar to fancy it up! (Did you notice the decorative bar matches some of the stamps Taylor showcased yesterday???) After I finished stamping I cut out the oval. Note: This oval will work with the largest oval scallop nestabilities. Spellbinders is introducing a new oval shape (one that is more oval *lol*) and the chances are this stamp will fit in one of the new die-cuts.
I decided to create a coordinating pen so I stamped randomly over a legal size avery label then...
pealed it off the backing and adhered it to my pen by rolling it.
Here is a close up of the finished book
Here is my final project
You'll note that I added two pieces of ribbon to the bottom of my book and stamped two butterflies on my focal image as an after thought to the tutorial. *smiles*
paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink, Spring Moss Cardstock by Papertrey Ink
ink: Black Palette, Perfect Match Spring Moss by PTI
stamps: Wedding Day (Urban Design) by Papertrey Ink
accessories: Spring Moss Swiss Dot Sating Ribbon by Papertrey Ink,
tools: scor-pal, scissors, Round Tab punch by EK Success, Sprial Punch by EK Success, 1 3/8th inch Circle Punch by EK Success
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak. I have lots more fun in store including a giveaway! You just never know when or who might win something*wink* Are you getting married in 2008 or 2009? Are you making your own invites? Do you make wedding cards for other people? Tell me about it...
Check back tomorrow for some classy wedding invites using Wedding Day (to be released March 15th, 2008 by Papertrey Ink)