Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Wedding Gift for a Friend

Hi Guys!!! This is a set I have been working on for a while...A gift to my friend Sharon, whose daughter got married yesterday! There were 4 bridesmades and the color of blue seen here are the exact same color of the bridesmaid dresses. The bride's dress was ivory and that is why I used that color for the background.


I have made this set before, for my sister's supervisor. So you might think "I've seen this before." Sharon had a bridal luncheon and she set one card and one purse (which she put gift cards in) as part of the place setting for each brides maid.

I used Metalic Champagne Cardstock and Text Paper from Paper and More cutting with the Nestabilities and embossing with CB's embossing folder, sry I don't know the name of it. The DP came from Hobby Lobby as did the ribbon. I also used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the Circles used on top of the purses and velcro for the closure. The flowers were cut from SU's Brilliant Blue DP (probably retired) and I used Paper Trey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II #1 Collection Dies to cut the flowers. I then used Smooch Spritz called "Sea Breeze" that was a gift from my good cyber buddy Beate Johns on my flowers.

I used a brad to put each flower in place and then added a pearl to the middle. On the card you can see that I added some pearls to the top left with a butterfly using MS butterfly punch and some tiny pearls on the butterfly.

I made the bride's card and purse differently since she was the guest of honor. I used 100% White Silk Ribbon, which I purchased from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store. Then punched the flowers and the butterfly using glittered white cardstock from Hobby Lobby.

I had so much fun making these for my friend and apparently it was a big hit at the luncheon.

The wedding last night was fabulous with some of the best food and music and the Bride was just lovely in her gorgeous lacy ivory dress!

I was in quite a rush to get these to Sharon before the luncheon and the photos have a tint of yellow...I don't know where that came from...except I did take these pics early in the morning when there was not much light.

Today after 23 days of not having ANY rain...we finally have gotten a little "spit" of rain. It was nice because I did spend some of my day making more wedding cards for an upcoming wedding in October. After that, I am planning on making one of my best friends a Birthday card. My isn't it wonderful to have such an outlet...It is just plain "therapy" for me!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my little project as much as I enjoyed making them. Have a wonderful week and stay safe!


Note: I was inspired by Julia at Create With Me when it came to making this darling little purse!





























23 comments:

Beate said...

Wow, Velta. Those cards and purses are BEAUTIFUL! I am glad you like and use the spray!
Hugs and smiles

Loretta said...

Velta, this set is over the moon AMAZING!!!! If your set is any indication, the wedding must have been beautiful.

Thank-you so much for all your kind words on my blog. I love it when you pop by!! And I really apologize that I don't pay it back to you as much as you pay it forward, sweetie!

Dee Jackson said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! I love all the details and the beautiful bows

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Velta, goodness,this is out of this world GORGEOUS to say the least my dear!!! So elegant..what an awesome set! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Our Little Inspirations said...

These projects are magnificent!!! I love that cobalt blue ribbon against the ivory card stock! Everything is gorgeous girlie! As for the Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear detail embossing powder - I can't wait until you try it! I've never owned another black ink pad since I found the Versafine, and Michelle Rodgers (of Stampersdream.com) is the one who taught me that fabulous combo in the first place! Have fun with it!!

Betty Wright said...

Velta, you have been busy! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous creations and design! The colors and detailing are stunning! I know the bride was thrilled when she saw these! Exquisite!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh wowzers Velta, these are absolutely stunning my friend! Totally gorgeous set for the lucky bride to be, she's going to be so thrilled!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am sure they were a BIG hit at the luncheon, they are GORGEOUS. I am always so blessed when I come to your blog, you are such an amazing talented lady... They are so so beautiful. So sweet of you to make them for everyone.

Grace said...

Oh wow Velta!!! This set is amazing!!!! I love the purse and what elegant papers!!! Wow gf! This is gorgeous!!! Elegant to the max I might add!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I just found the one tonight in my moderation list! LOL! Sorry about that! You do such great work!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Velta these are all absolutely beautiful!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Velta! What a gorgeous set! Love all the detail & that beautiful DP!

Julia Aston said...

These are just lovely Velta! love the colors and that sweet little purse favor!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Velta, these are stunning masterpieces! I love all the fabulous touches with the embossing, pearls and ribbon!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous velta! those bridesmaids must have been so thrilled to receive them!!

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful set, Velta!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend sorry I haven't stopped by earlier!!!

May I just say your Wedding Gift Collection is AMAZING!!! ...I'm
still trying to pick up my jaw of the floor...you have definitely outdone yourself!!! Hugs ~S~

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! No doubt this was a hit! How fabulous! You could do this in every color imaginable and I would never tire of seeing it. Looks like LOTS of work. You are a kind and generous soul, Velta!

Melisa Waldorf said...

These are GORGEOUS!! What a sweet gift. So elegant and the glimmer on those flowers is beautiful. Have a blessed day!

The Rubber Maid said...

Totally awesome gift presentation.
Lovely and so different, I'm sure they were delighted to receive them. Pat

Silli said...

OMG Velta, this is fabulous... LOve it!

Elena said...

Beautiful set, Velta! I really like the blue color!
Thank you so much for remembering me and visiting my blog! :)

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...everything looks absolutely GORGEOUS, Velta!! Incredible work, my friend!!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Velta! Hope you have been doing well.
I love all of these gorgeous and elegant projects. You have such a beautiful style!