Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wedding Day (2)

I am so excited about today's projects--yes 2 full tutorials!!!!

if you have been following along since the beginning of the countdown you know I mentioned I have some fun prizes in store. So I am going to kick off the fun today...make sure you read through to find out how you can WIN.

You may have noticed that I have a theme going on here. My absolute favourite colour is green so I am absolutely delighted by PTI's addition of Spring Moss. I hope you are too.

Candle Centre Piece
Candles are so elegant so it makes sense to use as or with your centre piece. Again, my goal for this release is to show you EASY ways to make your own wedding ensembles. The total time to make this project was 10 minutes and that is being generous! And you know what's even better than that? The project cost $1.25 CAD to make. If you add the base tray and the flowers it costs $4.50 CAD.

Step 1
Begin by stamping the large oval on a piece of white tissue paper in spring moss, followed by Wedding Day in black and August 8, 2008 in black too. Note: You only want to stamp on white tissue paper for a white candle.



Step 2
Cut out the image as close as possible.



Step 3

Glue the tissue paper to the candle.


Step 4
Wrap a piece of wax paper around the candle as tightly as possible and heat until the image darkens. Peel back slowly and ensure all areas have melted into the candle.


Tip: When heating do not apply heat directly over top of the image (the wax will run). Rather, heat evenly in a back and forth movement over the entire stamped surface.


Step 5
Attach ribbon at the bottom.





Supplies
paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink
ink: Black Palette, Perfect Match Spring Moss by PTI
stamps: Wedding Day (Urban Design) by Papertrey Ink
accessories: Spring Moss Satin Ribbon by Papertrey Ink, prima flowers
tools: scissors
misc: tissue paper

Personalized Wedding Favour

Again, the key to making your wedding favours is making the task quickly reproducible with the least amount of steps.

Step 1
Cut a piece of cardstock into a square 7.25x7.25 and stamp randomnly. I am showcasing white and spring moss but I also added black at the last minute which is not shown in this photo.



Step 2
Next, I turned the cardstock square to form a diamond and folded the right side of the paper across centre (try and avoid creasing). Repeat with the left side forming a cone. Then I adhered the left side (to secure) with double sided sticky tape.



Step 2
Then I filled the cone (I put pebbles to show you the depth etc) but you can put candies, flower seeds, flower bulbs etc of your choice. At this point I folded the tip over the opening (again avoid creasing paper).







Step 3
Now that the main wedding favour is complete I added the final touches. I stamped the flourished circle and cut it out using the nestabilities circle. I punched out Sara and Thomas with the 1 1/4th inch circle punch and adhered it to the centre of the circle with a pop dot.



I also decided to test out Lisa's FAB tutorial and stamp the decorative square image directly onto the twill ribbon to keep with the flourish theme.



Lastly, I formed the ribbon into a loop and placed it onto the wedding favour using a glue dot and secured the label to ribbon with a few pop dots.



Another variation of the flourished circle. I know how some people are LOVING the 08.08.08 date!



Supplies

paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink, Spring Moss Cardstock by Papertrey Ink
ink: Black Palette, Perfect Match Spring Moss by PTI, Whisper White by SU!
stamps: Wedding Day (Urban Design) by Papertrey Ink
accessories: Spring Moss Twill Ribbon by Papertrey Ink,
tools: scissors, Circle die from Nestabilities by Spellbinders, 1 1/4th inch Circle Punch by EK Success


Have you made it this far? Well this is just the beginning of fun. I have two BIG prizes to award leading up to the release. I sure hope you can make it to the release party too. So what's up for grabs today? How about one of those GORGEOUS perfect match Spring Moss ink pads. Afterall green is my fav colour. How do you win? You can answer one of the following questions: 1) When are you getting married/or your sibling/friend/daughter/son etc? 2) What would you like to see for tomorrow's tutorial? 3) If you are getting married on 08/08/08 PLEASE tell me *wink* ...if you can't answer any of those questions just leave me a comment letting me know which of the two tutorials you liked today. Trust me when I say you WANT to leave a comment in the next few days. All I can say is it is to your benefit *smiles*

Make sure you stop by Candice's blog to see her new sneak peaks--her set looks adorable. She finally received it and is revved up to show you all the goods too.

Have a terrific day! Don't forget to check back again tomorrow.

167 comments:

Lisa said...

Does the first post EVER win? Sigh. :O)

I loved both tutorials, but I can see myself doing the second one, for sure. I'm always helping out people with their wedding stuff.

I would have loved to get married on 8/8/8, alas, we got married 11/15/07. Nothing cool about the date at all. Just when the Rabbi had time for us. :)

Jana Weaver said...

I love BOTH of today's tutorials. The favor cone is adorable, and also great for Easter coming up...and I love to make hand-stamped candles! Unfortunately, we have no weddings come up, but my parents Golden anniversary is just a few years away, so I'm already thinking of what to plan for that!

Anonymous said...

I love the new Spring Moss color also. I have not tried the candle yet, so I would like to try that technique first. Again, no weddings in my future, but my anniversary is April 20, 1991, which means next month will be our 17th anniversary - time flies when you're having fun :) Thanks for the inspiration. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

Kathy Camasso said...

Hi Alli,
I just celebrated my 28th anniversary (woohoo) but I do have a wedding coming up; my daughter is the maid of honor in her best freinds wedding on June 14th and her other friend announced that she'll be getting married next September. I love the candle you created and the easy instructions! Thanks!
Kathyc on SCS

Kittie said...

Alli, Your projects are gorgeous. I gotta browse down through the rest of them. Your blog is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Ali - I love the candle. The wedding set is so elegant. I can't wait to see all of the new releases. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie Brown
pattie-cake@cox.net

Jak said...

Brilliant tutorials Alli, I love the spring moss collection too, it is so classy.
For tomorrow's tutorial I'd love to see save the date cards, wedding menu's or place settings as from what I've seen so far the PTI wedding set is going to be perfect for the whole wedding statioary as well as gifts and decorations.
I'm not getting Married but I may just remarry my husband just for a chance of that candle.

Mary O.K. said...

Wonderful tutorials! The embellished candle tutorial puts a new twist on others I have seen by using the tight covering of wax paper. What a wonderful detail to ensure success!

No weddings in sight for me, but I am working on a baby shower for my niece-- invitations are done, and now I have an idea for the favors (just different colors!), thanks to you!

Any ideas for a guest book?-- I'm thinking one that can be passed around and a brief note written rather than just a name.
Thanks!
Mary

Anonymous said...

I love the spring moss line too - bought almost everything! Now I'm thinking your set will be my first purchase on the 15th because of a wedding shower that I'm giving!
Beautiful tutorials.
debbies on SCS

Anonymous said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your tutorials. I am new to Papertrey, and have fallen in love with their stamps. I really like the tutorial for the candle. Your new wedding set is so elegant.

Anonymous said...

I loved the candle tutorial. I have done this several times, but never thought of glueing the tissue paper down first. No weddings, but I celebrate my 17th wedding anniversary on April 6. I haven't tried the new colors yet, but I feel an order coming up.

Karen B in Texas

Jamie said...

Since I'm coming up on my 2 year anniversary this June, I'd have to say the 2nd tutorial is my favorite of the two, as I can see myself using the favor cone for occasions other than weddings. Although, thinking about it now, the candle could be stamped with flowers, etc--things other than wedding-theme.

Anonymous said...

I love the favors tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

Glorie

Janet said...

Hi Alli! Great stuff! I really like your candle tutorial...I have seen them before, but never really knew how people did them. Yours is gorgeous!

ruth said...

oh my gosh, Alli your projects are fantastic. I wish I was getting married but I already am and plan to stay that way :o) I did add my own touch to my wedding invitaions though by adding dry embossing to the vellum overlay and I hand calligraphied all the addresses on the envelopes and the placecards too. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Ruth.

Coley said...

Hi Alli - I am getting married on 27th March 2009 - I would love to see a tutorial relating to place cards - I need some exciting ideas as to what I can place on the tables so people know where they are sitting - please help! x Karen x

Kelly B said...

Love the stamp set and the candle idea! That would work for gifts as well!

Julie W said...

Great set and projects!!

Anonymous said...

I love the favour tutorial. There are so many uses for it. I love how you used the flourish stamp with three different inks. It really added a lot of dimension to the pouch.
My niece is getting married in May 2008.

olse0231 said...

08.08.08 is definitely a popular wedding date! Both a friend and my boyfriend's mom are getting married that day - guess I have to pick which one to attend!! :)

Mclaughlin said...

Hi Alli! Well I am not getting married on 8/8/08 but I am turning 39 that day! I love the candle tutorial! I can not wait to try it! Have a great day! Jessie

Kerrie L said...

Really nice job on both tutorials! I would probably do the candle first myself, it seems a little less labor-intensive and with limited time I tend to go for the quicker projects. I'm loving all of the new PTI ink colors and I'm really looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us with this release!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a wedding scrap page tutorial. May be one that could easily be reproduced to mail with the wedding gift thank-you card.

Kellie

retiredheather said...

Both tutorials are great. I can use candle decor anytime and what family does not need some sort of favor holder? Thanks again for your ideas. Congrads on your work.
Retired Heather

lakind (Lisa) said...

My nephew is getting married in June and I am in charge of shower invites and favors (for which I used PTI Sweet Love and Piece of Cake!) and the wedding invites. I'm getting some great ideas from you girls! Thanks!

Molly B said...

Your candle is so beautiful. Sounds easy enough that I just might have to try it. Thanks for such great tutorials. -Molly B

Marge Sexton said...

Beautiful projects! I especially like the candle. I will save that idea for my youngest son's wedding. No date set yet. Just for fun, we are celebrating our 31st anniversary on March 18th...seems like just yesterday! Thanks for the inspiration....love your blog!

Lisa K said...

I loved the favor box, because even though I am already married and don't plan to do THAT again, I could use that favor box for another type of event. Maybe an anniversary party for my parents! Thanks for the great sneaks!
Lisa K

Kristyn said...

I personally loved the candle today. And then, I also loved the stamped on twill with the cone project. What is it like to be sooo creative?

The wedding date reminds me of the date we adopted our cat from the animal shelter. We picked her up 6-6-06. This is the number for the antichrist...believe me she acts like one sometimes. :)

Thank you for your beautiful projects..they inspire me.
Kristyn

Julia Diane said...

That is the cutest favor box... and you make it look so easy. I am excited to try it out myself. TFS
Julia Diane

Lisa Henke said...

I do not have an answer to any of the wedding related questions. I do hope my BFF will be getting engaged sometime this year:)
I love the tutoiral for the wedding favors-love the colors you chose. the black really added to the elegance. Also, the idea behind the cone could be carried over for any event! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

All your tutoritals are so beautifully detailed and your ideas fresh & fun. I enjoyed the one using the glassine envelopes for give aways. I will be trying that one for sure!

Tina H said...

I have a nephew being married 10/25/08, AND I will be making the invitations, so am loving your ideas. Thanks so much, can hardly wait to see the entire set! Tina

Christina Fischer said...

My best friend's daughter is getting married July 11, and I will be co-hosting her bridal shower. I have SO many ideas for this set!! How could I possibly choose a favorite tutorial?!? Everything you've done so far is beautiful and elegant! :)

Tracy said...

My big brother is getting married 7.12.08- just a few months away! I'd love to see some elegant thank-you cards that the bride & groom can send to thank guests for gifts. A new couple can always use those!

Stacy said...

I love the post about the candles and my cousin is getting married on October 3 of this year. How about thank yous for after the wedding. Great stamp set and awesome job on all the projects. TFS!

karenannj said...

Love all your projects/cards Alli. You are so talented. Keep em comin'!

cadnileb said...

I'm getting married in March 2009 (tentatively March 21 but we haven't officially set the date yet). I'm definitely making my own invites, programs, favors, and thank you notes - so thanks so much for the inspiration. I can't wait to see the entire set!

Hmm, as to what I'd like to see for tomorrow's tutorial - how about a wedding program? :-)

FYI, I used your instructions below (well, I resized it a little to create a wedding invite prototype! Thanks so much your sharing all your great ideas!

Diana said...

I've been married for 25 years...does that count? :)
I liked the first post best because we did the candle favors for my Godchild's wedding last year. When I showed her how to do it, the WOW factor was huge. It truly was cool.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.

starsia_70@yahoo.com said...

Love all you have done so far. How about a bridesmaid or flower girl gift for your next tutorial. kim

Tracey A. said...

All of your projects have been great! I really love the elegance of the candle...just beautiful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas!! Tracey :)

Michelle said...

My Son is getting married 9/5/08
both tutorials are great. I expecially like the candle one. I've gotta give it a try.

Jen Stevenson said...

Hi Alli, Loved your candle project! It's just so elegant looking. I wanted to know how you got the lettering on your tissue paper. Do you just happen to have a stamp with the names? Any suggestions if you don't have a stamp.

Judy in Indiana said...

What i want to see tomorow is anything you want to make, your creativity is better than mine. (I have ben married 17 years and am still happy!)

Andrea M said...

I'm loving all your sneak peak/tutorials. No upcoming weddings but will celebrate our 12th Anniversary on Aug 7.

Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa Walters said...

I love both of these! That candle is beautiful -- I will definitely have to give that a try soon! (Maybe for our friends that are getting married on May 23!) But that favor cone is delightful! I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law in a few weeks, and this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing! (And I am a fan of spring moss, too -- so elegant!)

Philomena said...

Oh my, I really really wish I hadn't already gotten married last year! My mom and I handmade all of my wedding invitations, favors, place cards, etc. with stamping suplies but it would have been 1000 times easier with this set! This is just what all the brides and thier moms need!

Both of your tutorials today (and in the days prior) were GREAT! I especially love the candle idea as I wanted to do that at my wedding but we couldn't figure out a good way to do so.

I would like to see you use the new sets to maybe create a save the date card.

Thanks for the great inspiration, now I can only hope that my old college roomate gettting married next summer will ask me for help with her wedding ;)!

mommaladystamper said...

Alli, I love all the tutorials you have given us. The one I like best today is the candle. It just seems it is more elegant for the wedding. The other is nice, but I vote for the candle. Alice Roushia

JessV said...

My sister is getting married on May 2nd. I would love to see what you can come up with for place cards. Both tutorials are great! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Allison said...

Love the set. I help lots of friends with thier weddings. Next one is coming up in May. Hopefully we will be able to use your set as we get ready! I love the cone shaped favor idea!

Allison

kristie said...

Ok, so ive been married for 8 years, and there's no change coming as far as that is concerned. BUT i do LOVE this favor tutorial and am thinking to use it for our easter party. It would even be great for my DS birthday *(he loves pirates) or thanksgiving (i see cornicopia!) I love how the possibilities are endless

Donelda said...

dHi alli!! I am already married and I'm old enough that most of my friends are married but young enough that my neices and nephews are too young to get married yet!!! What would I like to see for tomorrow's tutorial?? Maybe thank you cards for the wedding (but honestly - anything would be great - your projects are all awesome). My favorite item today is the wedding favor - totally amazing. I also really loved the invitation you made yesterday! The Kraft, Spring Moss, and Black were so stunning together!! Thanks for these wonderful sneak peaks!!!

Donelda

Mary A said...

LOVE that candle... SO beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the entire set. Congratulations again!

Peggy Maier said...

I loved the wedding candle tutorial. I've never done any candles, but have a friend getting married soon & this would be a sweet "extra" gift. Thanks for the idea!

Bethany Paull said...

Hey Alli, I'm another lover of the 08.08.08. It's so class. Love that it's dots and not dashes. Well, let's see, I like the candle project best. I love that you stamped the matching liner for the candle tray.

Jen Cozz said...

The candle turned out so pretty! I've made these before but I love your tip of wrapping it with waxed before melting it to keep it smooth. It turned out very pretty and classy! Well done!

Angelina said...

I loved the candle that you made and its presentation. It is beautiful. I do not know anyone that is getting married this year, but I am going to try this project. Thanks Angelina

Dixie said...

I really liked the candle tutorial. I've seen it before, but you made it look so easy and elegant...I think I'll have to try it! If only I knew someone who was getting married!
Thanks for your time and for sharing your talent with us all.

Gretchen said...

I love your blog and your tutorials! I've been married for 15 years so I don't plan on getting married again anytime soon! I do love the candle tutorial though and plan to use that! BTW, I do love your new PTI set- congratulations!
Gretchen

Amy said...

I don't have any family members getting married at this time but I so enjoy making favors and invitations for friends and can not wait to see this set release! Wooo Hoooo! You sure know how to build up the anticipation. I would also love to see something done using vellum, I've been wondering if the perfect match ink works well with that? And I absolutely LOVE the stamping on the ribbon!!!! Thanks for sharing with us all!! Awesome designs!!!

Jess said...

There are no weddings in my near future, but I was a maid of honor and bridesmaid in two weddings just two months apart last year and could have used these ideas then, LOL! Great stuff!!!

Melissas said...

I really like the favor cone today. It can be used for so many occasions! I am not getting married, and all my friends are married, so no weddings for us in the near future...

THanks for sharing :)

Diane D. said...

Love the candle tutorial - I'll have to try one. Your new set is beautiful.

Becca McKenzie said...

OMG these are beautiful. My sister is getting married in October, and when I showed her the Spring Moss color she said it was perfect for her wedding. (She is using Green and Brown as her colors). I was going to order some (And now the whole wedding set. Everything is so gorgeous) but before I saw your tutorials, I didn't even think about using it for favors too.!! So pretty.

Elizabeth B. said...

I don't know anyone getting married this year, but I LOVE both of your projects. The candle looks so easy to make, and it's beautiful!

moster said...

No close weddings in sight, but lots of baby showers. I really like your candle tutorial. You could do so much with that -- birthday gifts, admin assistants -- endless possibilities.

BTW, my nephew's birthday is 08-08. Unfortunately he turns nine on 08.08.08. That would have been very cool if he had turned 8 this year!

Thanks so much!

Terri C. said...

I love both tutorials. If I had to pick one and would say the wedding favors. I can easily see myself making these for friends.

Carol B said...

I love all your projects, but I like the candle the most. My granddaughter is getting married June 22, 2008 and I really like these ideas.

Kacey Elliott said...

I love that candle idea. I had no idea how to get the tissue on the candle. Fabulous! Just about everyone I know is already married, so ques. #1 is out. As for ques. #2, you guys come up with things I never would dream of! Thansk for inspiring me.

Gail said...

I'm so excited about this set, well all of them really. My brother is getting married in two weeks, so I should just get this in time to do a wedding card. I'd love to see a very SPECIAL elegant wedding card idea. And guess what, they wedding color is a soft green!!

Donna Martin said...

My brother is getting married Oct. 4th and I'm compiling ideas to show him and his fiance to use as favors, centerpieces, etc. I'm hoping they will "ask" me to make some things!! *wink* So far I'm thinking this is my FAVORITE set! Love it!! ~ Donna M.

Lisa C. said...

Love the tutorials, since my daughter is getting married in August of this year. Not sure if it will 08-08-08 or not, but that would be really cool, wouldn't it? She has to wait for her fiance' to get home from Africa where he is serving in the USN.

Tamara said...

1) I don't know if I am ever getting married. I have been with my partner for 6 years, but marriage is not in the immediate future.
2)I would love to see something done with photos. I know lots of people send out thank you cards for the gifts they receive, and they include photos of the couple.

Anne said...

3rd attempt to say I wish your lovely tutorials had been available when we were married 10 yrs ago. I can use the treats holder for my twins' birthday the day before your wedding at least. Thanks!

Inkylin said...

I love the candle tutorial Alli. No weddings in the future for me that I know of though. Thank you so much for sharing these 2 awesome tutorials with everyone.

-*Linda*-

Kathy Tabbers said...

We got married on Pearl Harbor Day. Who does that? I always love to see tutorials on box-y things. I long to have a Scor-Pal so I can make all of those cool projects.

Thanks!
~Kathy

ktabbers2002@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Awesome tutorials! I liked the candle one best, I've always wanted to know how to do that! :)

Cindee Stacey, IL said...

I have to say I WISH I wasn't married so I could be getting married and then I'd be CASEing every single one of these projects with your FAB Wedding Day set!! Alli you ROCK and keep up the WONDERFUL work!!

Wendy E said...

the centerpiece is my fav. They are all fabulous though!

lisascreativecorner said...

Alli,
You are amazing! I love your work. I especially love your projects this week because after I got married in 2000, I had so much fun designing all of my wedding goodies (invitation, favors, programs, etc.) that I started my own wedding business. I was a vendor at many bridal shows and have designed hundreds of wedding invitations and accessories, so I have an extra soft spot for these projects. Your invitation is my favorite so far!

Since having kiddos, I have had to temporarily stop my wedding biz. (Just not enough hours in the day!) Your projects are really making me miss it!

Thanks for all you do! I check your blog daily and am never disappointed at what I find!!

Heather Byrne said...

I think all the wedding day projects are amazing! You do such beautiful work. I am not getting married but I have two friends who are and there dates are not set but are coming to me for idea's thank you for getting the ball rolling with such great idea's!! The Candle is my fav but not by much they are both devine.

Melissa said...

Already been married for almost 13 years here. . .but I love the candle tutorial!! That's beautiful! I've been wanting to try the stamping with a candle and I think today may be my day. These new sets just make it all so elegant!!

Thanks for sharing with us. The wedding favors are amazing as well!

Denise... said...

I'm not getting married...again...since I already am...but if I was, I'd be making those candles. They're pure genius!

Anonymous said...

My wedding date is almost as fun....We were married on 8-1-81!! Has made it easy for my hubby to remember!

Did you print the names for the favor on the computer? What font is it?

Awesome projects...love them all, especially the candle.

Stampingly yours,
Pam

Karen Sullivan said...

beautiful projects - the black really added some pop to that favor cone! Hmmm, what would I like to see tomorrow? I like cute favor ideas as well as cards.

Stacie said...

I love your tutorials. I thinking of using them for other uses (baby showers etc) because everyone i know is either already married or will probably never be married:) Did you print the Sara & Thomas on a computer? I just received my first PTI set this week and can't wait to order again! Just so excited to see whats coming!! Love the green too.

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

I have been married for 6 years on 8/3/02 but my bro and his fiance are getting married August 30 of this year.
I love the tutorial you did about the candle. I have yet to try it out but would love to get the chance. Thanks for sharing your projects and another great stamp set.

Anonymous said...

I loved both tutorials-and I love that shade of green. I don't have any weddings coming up but we do have our youngest's QuinceaƱera next year on 08/08 of all days (her actual bithday). My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in March.

Olivia M.

Tracey Andrews said...

My brother is getting married on August 29th an this would be an awesome set to do their favors with. Their main colors are pink and brown and his fiance really wants to try and bring in a spring green as well (like spring moss!).
Thanks Alli! I love your tutorials.

. said...

I loved the candle tutorial. It ended up so beautiful and I never would have imagined that it was a stamped image! Amazing!!!

~Niccole~ said...

I will be married 5 years on 8/15/08. These would have been great at my wedding. But I still have family I use the candle idea for. I think the candle has to be my favorite. It just looks so personal and elegant. I cannot wait for the release. All of your stuff Alli is amazing PTI is lucky to have you ... keep up the great work !!!!!

Tracy said...

I love the candle tutorial. I've never tried to make one but I might have to now. ;) I love this new set. I can't wait to see more.

Amy said...

I have really loved this wedding theme! My friend's daughter is getting married in May, so I've been sending her links. :-) My 18th anniversary will be in April! LOL
--amysings

Lynette said...

No weddings coming up, not even our anniversary which isn't until November. I loved both tutorials, but my favorite is the candle. I really want to try that some time.

Anonymous said...

no wedding coming up but I can see using both of these for anniversary bashes Donna in Fargo ND where is spring????

Tricia said...

I just love the font and elegance of these designs. I'd love to see placecards... maybe not wedding, but Thanksgiving??

stampinmarni said...

Alli - your stuff is WONDERFUL! I check your blog every day. Loved the candle technique today especially. No one around here getting married - although after almost 18 years, I'd do it all again with the same guy in a heartbeat! How about some easily reproduceable thank you notes for tomorrow's tutorial??? Thanks for sharing all your lovely work.

Cindy Vernon said...

My anniversary is actually coming up, 04/02/05 , nothing exciting about that date, except it's not April Fool's. I liked the second tutorial, I can see how it can be used for other occasions not just weddings.

laurie raiche said...

I love the candle. I wish I had seen these projects when my daughter was married. I still have one to get married so I might have the opportunity to make them.

Melissa said...

My brother-in-law is getting married on May 2, 2008. Thank you for the candle tutorial, I might just have to make that for them! I'm not even going to suggest a tutorial for tomorrow because whatever you come up with will wow me more than anything I could suggest...
Melissa

Kathy McDonald said...

Hi Alli!

BOTH tutorials are great! I will be trying the second one SOON! I can see all kinds of applications for that one.

I would love to win the Spring Moss stamp pad, as I was unable to order it last month! For some reason, it wouldn't take when I tried to put it in my "shopping cart". Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy McDonald,Seattle

Katie said...

My Sister-in-law is getting married on 07-17-08. She had always wanted to get married on 07-07-07, but alas, she didn't have anyone to marry last year. Kind of an important detail, right? She really should have gone with 08-08-08, but I guess decided she didn't want to wait TOO long. As for another tutorial...perhaps something that's not wedding-related so I can see the true versatility of your set...how's that for a challenge?

Carolynn W. said...

I loved today's tutorials, especially the Candle Center Piece. It looks so beautiful and elegant. I will definitely try my hand at making them, thanks!

dhillman said...

How to choose between those two? I am not getting married, but I have two daughters, not getting married yet, but someday. So all of these great ideas go into a file to be used later. Not only do we love saving money by doing things ourselves, we love the personal, individual look of doing it yourself, plus it is so much FUN! Thanks so much.

AJ said...

My Husband and I were married on Valentine's Day, a few years back. I love the wedding ideas and I will keep them in mind for my two daughter's future weddings!

Anonymous said...

Both projects are absolutely wonderful. My step-son is getting married on July 19, so I plan on showing these two projects to he and his fiance. This paper looks so fantstic with the black and white accents.

As far as tomorrow goes...how about a tutorial featuring the Something Old, Something New idea of a wedding.

Have a great day - Regina Davis

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas. My niece is getting married on August 16 so I am really enjoying all the ideas I am getting from you.

Diane D.

Char E. said...

I love the candle tutorial! I want to go home and do that after work today...

I got married on 5/7/07 and made all of my own invitations, thank you notes, and favors. The next wedding coming up is my husband's cousin in July.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Pegg S said...

I love your tutorials! Will have to try the candle idea. I would love to see your version of place cards or programs for the ceremony ! You are really covering all the bases though! Thank you for sharing~

Marla said...

Both tutorials were just beautifull. I think personally I like the candle better. Maybe next you do something cute with the floral arrangments or maybe a card holder.
Marla

Anonymous said...

Love 'em both, but the favor cone is my fav. The color combo is striking & very elegant looking. Looking forward to anything else you do. Alas, I am already married but hey why not an anniversary party! Placecards would be nice to have something nice & do something different with.

Anonymous said...

Alli,
I think your candle is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love how stamping allows us to transform something so simple into something so elegant! I wish I knew someone getting married right now, but they are all at the baby stage. I am sure I can make lots of baby shower favors with these lovely stamps though! Thank you. Becky

Cherisse said...

Beautiful projects! Tomorrow I would love to see a thank you card for the gifts. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve :)

DeniseLynn said...

Oh wow - I love that candle and am so glad you showed me the proper way to do it. My friends daughter got married a couple months ago and the candle I tried to make for her jsut wasn't right. It was the wax paper step that I missed!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the candle tutorial. I was married on 11-11-00. My birthday is 08-05-08, just missed the cool date by a few days. ;)

Jessica said...

I love both your projects. Green is my favorite color, too. Your live traffic feed is cool; I've never seen it before!

scrappingirls said...

I SOO LOVE the new PTI stamps,inks and paper!!! I'm so excited to start creating, can wait to get my own. I like the second tutorial because the favor can be used for baby showers or other parties as well.

Jessica said...

Love the tutorials! They are both the best! So professional looking! I don't know anyone getting married. I know people having babies though, that would be a good theme for a tutorial tomorow, something for baby showers or baby cards. Thanks for the change to win!

100yellowRoses said...

thanks for the candle tutorial. I want to try that for sure!

Anonymous said...

Well I can't realy answer either question. I have been married for 7 years and have 2 kids so I am at a different stage in life....but I love both these projects. I can see making teachers gifts with the candels and birthday party favours instead of wedding favour and much more witht these ideas. Thanks so much for your sharing your excellent talent and knowledge!
Catherine

Sara said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorials! I love the candle project. I've been wanting to do something like that for a while now. No weddings in sight here, so I would love to see your new set used for something outside of the wedding area. I know the set is "wedding Day", but I'm sure it is very versatile. Show us more!!

Dawn Horton said...

Alli I love your site. Both of these tutorials were great today! Especially the candle tutorial, what a great idea. I love green also...I painted my office this color.

Anonymous said...

Alli--

I just love this new set you created. It is so elegant and I love that it can be used for so much more then weddings!

Amy O. in North Carolina

Sharon said...

I'm already married (happily! for 21 years!), and no one I know is getting married soon--but I loved your candle tutorial. It could be easily adapted for many occasions. I love your projects and share your love of green. And from what I've seen of your wedding stamp set, I think I'll love it, even for non-wedding uses.

veronica said...

hi,
loved your candle tutorial. it looks great.
i would love to see any gift ideas in tins, or a double pocket card.
thanks

joar001 said...

I am already married, but love the candle tutorial as this would be perfect for an anniversarry dinnner or a gift bag to a friend for a christening.

Anonymous said...

I love the candle tutorial with pictures. I can seee now how easy they really are....by the way, I was not married on 08-08, but 8-5-95. August is a great month!
Wendi Grant in NH

Kristin O said...

Hi Alli, I am already married, almost 13 years! My brother and sister-in-law are having a baby on 8-8-08, though!! I wanted my daughter to be born on 8-7-6, but she came in July, stubborn from the beginning!

I loved the candle tutorial. How about stamping on food or chocolate? I don't know if there is any food-safe way to do that, though. Thanks!

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

I'll be showing both tutorials and ideas to my son's fiancee, as I have offered to help with their wedding in the way of favors. They don't have a date yet, but it will probably be next year, so I should have a little time to make everything. Thanks for both tutorials and a chance at your giveaway!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Well, I must say I haven't been to a wedding in almost 3 years, but just this morning I got an invite to a wedding on April 12, 2008. (Guess you know you're getting old when all your friends and family are already married or NOT getting married. LOL!) I really liked the cone favor tutorial today. For tomorrow's tutorial I would like to see a simple and elegant bridal shower gift - since I now have one to attend this SATURDAY! Talk about short notice! LOL! Love your new set - can't wait to see it all.

janet d. said...

Loved the tutorials. The "pebble cone" could also be used for a birthday party! I don't forsee any weddings in my near future, my kids are 11 and 8 , and I am happily married!

Anonymous said...

My brother in law is getting married on 20 June and I can't wait to get this set to make my wedding present for them. I love both tutorials - I haven't stamped on a candle before so this was very helpful. Have a great day. Heather

noelani said...

I love the candle. I am thinking this would also be a great mom's day gift!!.

noelani

Kerry J. said...

Love that favour cone!!! We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year but it is on 08/29/08. You continue to drop my jaw with your designing abilities!

Bridget said...

Hi Alli..great ideas and made so nice... I really enjoyed the candle..so cool and easy to do..I will have to give it a try!! Thanks for your great ideas...

Melissa said...

I'm planning a 90th birthday party for my grandma in July and the candle tutorial would be perfect for centerpieces. Thanks for the idea!!! melissa

Dana said...

Your tutorials are awesome! Question - Why do you glue the tissue paper on first? I did my first candle a few weeks ago but didn't glue mine. As for wedding, no 8/8/08 here but I'm celebrating my 8th anniversary in May! :)

Chris said...

I've just found this website and your products and am in love. I'm going to be ordering some paper and stamps. Have 2 married sons, where were you last year when the both got married 8 months apart? Still have a daughter who might be getting engaged, so I still have hope.

Anonymous said...

Both of your projects are beautiful. I especially love the candle- that can be used for so many occassions!

peggy lee

Trinka said...

Love both ideas...but like the candle idea the best. Nope won't be getting married again anytime soon. My 25th wedding Anniversary is April 9th 2008.

Sandra C said...

Love your elegant candle, and saving the favor cone idea for maybe a b-day party favor. No weddings coming up but my husband's b-day is on 08/08! Thanks for sharing your talent here.
Sandra

Kerry said...

My nephew is getting married June 21, 2008 and my mother and I are helping to make the invitations. We may need to do the favors too so I appreciate any ideas along that line. Love the candle too.

Angie said...

I know of only 1 person getting married at the beginning of next month. They've been together for 8 years and are finally making it official! They're daughter is happy about that, LOL! I loved the candle tutorial today. And how about a tutorial on something for an anniversary? I'm always stumped on a little gift to give for anniversaries.

Betty said...

I love everything you do and especially the wedding favor. I have a dear friend whose son is getting married on 05-03-08.
I can't wait to get some twill ribbon and stamp on it like you did. Such a cleaver idea.

Betty

mitchells2000 said...

I've made a candle like that before, but it was good to be reminded of that! I also liked the other cone wedding favor. You do great work! Can't wait to see the set!

Lisa & Penny said...

Love the candle tutorial! Didn't realize it was so easy :-)

liannallama said...

all your projects have been great lately! I love the candle and I have never heard the tip about the wax paper--so clever!

I got married 4-24-4, which is cool, but not nearly as cool as 8-8-8!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, absolutely gorgeous, Alli! I have to say this tutorial was my favorite only because I ADORE that candle on the tray with the primas. . .gorgeous! I've loved EVERYTHING you've created with your new set though! :)

Gwen said...

These are fabulous! I'm not getting married but my sister is getting married on April 18. I'd love to see more tutorials for wedding favors. We're still trying to figure out what to do for hers. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I love the candle.
(How did you get everything to line up so straight?)
I would love to see a scrapbook page next :)
~Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love both tutorials. You are a very talented person!! I do not know of anyone getting married at this time. TFS

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Tonya Peters said...

Your tutorials are GREAT Alli! THanks for sharing all you do with us. Keep up the great work.

Christi E. said...

I'm not getting married, but my sister is on Sept. 13, 2008. I loved the candle and know another thing I can make for her now! Thanks!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the little cone favor holder.

Anonymous said...

Love the treat/favor cone idea. So cool when everything coordinates!

Wendy said...

Love the candle tutorial - but then again I like all of what you've done! The wedding set is delightful and elegant. Unfortuately no weddings soon (we just celebrated 29 years) but always lots of events and occasions.

I, too, would like to see elegant thank you cards for bulk use!

Anonymous said...

I love the candle alot. I wish our date was set for 08-08-08. It is really hard to get my fiance to set a date. Maybe if I show him all these cool thinkgs you are making, or even just start creating and then make him give me a date to put on these projects, LOL!!!!

Tanya

Shelly said...

These are both fantastic! I've been wondering how to do the candles, I can't believe how easy it looks. Can't wait to try it out.

Sara Paschal said...

I love both projects!

Alas, I have been married for 13 years and we have young children so it will be a long time before any weddings here. I do keep an idea folder and both projects are going in it.

Great job!

Anonymous said...

well my stepson is getting married 4-26-08. I made 150 invitations for the wedding even though we are not too excited about it as they are so young. But what can you do? Loved both your tutorials...I always love new packaging ideas! deidrelm@hotmail.com

heidi@dicarlo1.com said...

My son is getting married next summer. No date has been set yet. I would like to see a tutorial of different favors that are placed at each place setting at the reception. As the mother of the groom, my place is to wear beige and shut up(no, I was not told that to my face), but being a paper crafter, I will have to do something creative and elegant just so I can say I helped!!

Kathleen said...

I loved both tutorials! Thanks for the ideas. I don't have anyone getting married too soon, but I do have two daughters, so we'll be paying for a wedding eventually! Congratulations on your new stamps!

Anonymous said...

My daughter's getting married in Oct. and Nicole already released the perfect color paper last month (we call it Tiffany Blue!)for her wedding invitations. Now I'm ready for the perfect stamp set!!

Ret said...

Alli, I loved both tutorials. I've never done the candle yet, so I definitely want to try that. the 080808 date is awesome...I can't take it tho, I've already taken 070501 nothing special about the numbers, but the date is really special to me! lol

I am amazed at how you make the candle seem so easy & "do-able" to someone who hasn't attempted it as yet. thanks!!!

i'll keep reading your blog, I love it!
Ret
http://www.picturetrail.com/photos/crafty1ret

Caroline said...

Hi beautiful! I always love seeing what you're up to, you crafty chicky you :)

BTW, I just put up a picture of us on my blog, you should check it out. Great memories :) :)

Hugs
caro

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to these tutorials.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

loved both projects, but especially the cone favor!