Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blushing Bridal Decorations

I have never given a bridal shower before and was very happy to be able to throw one for my dear friend Jessica who is marrying one of the best men I have in my life.  I adore his whole family and was happy to meet Jessica's family and friends, which only confirmed how fun and loving she is and how wonderful they are as well!

I could gush on them all for hours but I want to gush on myself for a minute!  :)  For the past week I've been working on getting the decorations completed.  Between My Digital Studio, my current and retired supplies, and swaps and knowledge gained at Convention 2013, I was able to put together a pretty fun spread of party materials!

Let me know which one is your favorite!


  • Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Gray (pad & refill), Blushing Bride (pad & refill)
  • Stamp Set: Love & Laughter
  • Accessories: Big Shot and cutting mats, Magnetic Platform, Heart Framelits, Simply Scored, Perfect Print Embossing folder, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Silicon Mat, Glue Gun (non-SU), Blushing Bride Ribbon Stitched Poly (retired), Dimensionals, Sponge, Scissors, Glue Dots, and Adhesive

Craftastic Notes:
  • When doing the banners, remember that the alcohol will bleed a little - my "L" is purposely covered a little bit.  Spray from about 6 inches and wear gloves if you are using a permanent ink.
  • If you make rosettes using cardstock, they have a tendency to tear.  You can fix this by cutting up 1/2 inch on each seam - then it doesn't look like it's ripping and adds an interesting dimension to it.
  • Use white Baker's Twine, a sponge, and an ink pad to transform the twine to any color needed for your project. 
  • Thank you to Sara for showing us how easy these were at Convention 2013. 

  •     _Designer Kits\2012 Fresh Flowers - embellishments\Calendar - f6
  •     _Designer Kits\Storytime\Storytime - lines 2, Color = 0,0,0
Craftastic Notes:
  • I created an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page and then inserted a 3.5 x 5 photo box on the page.  I filled it with the Blushing Bride color and then layered the journaling lines on it.  Then when I put the flower on the corner, it was the same color so it just covered up the lines in the corner.

  • Paper: Shimmer White, Basic Gray, and Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: Big Shot and Mats, Oval Framelits (3rd smallest), Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon (retired), Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Mini Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, and Scissors
Craftastic Notes:
  • Thank you to the mystery swapper at Convention that gave me a sample in black of this project.  Your name wasn't on it but I'd love to give you credit.  We'll just have to settle for the lovely demonstrator that made my day on that Friday!
  • When doing the napkins, fold the napkins to a point and then insert in the back of the dress form and fold over the "belt" and hold with a glue dot.
  • These would look great with our clay flowers on them - I just wasn't patient enough to wait for enough of them to dry!
  • Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\2010 In Color Patterns - designer series paper\Blushing Bride Polka Dots
  • _Designer Kits\2012 Fresh Flowers - embellishments\Calendar - f6
  • Alphabet & Numbers\Simple Letters\Simple Letters - j, e, s, s, i, c, a, Fill Color = BLUSHING BRIDE 243,182,177
Craftastic Notes:
  • I put this on the door with dimensionals so it would peel off without harming the paint on my door.
  • The background is a designer paper that I changed the opacity to 20% - this gave me a slight design without me having to compete with the Blushing Bride elements.

  • Placecards: _Designer Kits\2012 Fresh Flowers - embellishments\Calendar - f6 & photo box filled with Blushing Bride cardstock.
  • Nametags: Whisper White & Blushing Bride cardstock, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimentionals, and Adhesive.
Craftastic Notes:
  • Once I created one of these in the right size using a cardstock layer on an 8 1/2 x 11 page, I was able to copy and paste them to put 8 on a page and have the same text.  They measured 2 x 3 which was perfect to go on the food and by the beverages. 
  • The Name tags were just the Large Oval and the Decorative Label punches.  Then I put a dimensional on the back of them so they could put them on their cups and also on their shirts so everyone could know everyone!

I've had a craftastic day, I hope you have one too!

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