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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sophisticated Wedding Ensemble with Creative Cuts & More

Welcome to the Baby and Bridal August Blog Hop for Creative Cuts & More You are in for a GREAT treat! Our Designers are very excited to share some beautiful Bridal and Baby shower, wedding or gift ideas with you. These wonderful ideas are PERFECT for your special celebrations!

Don't forget on the NEW website have over 100 NEW Die Cuts AND a NEW section called GREAT DEALS!

Once you are finished HOPPING along the Blog Hop, you will have an opportunity to win one of the WONDERFUL
two tier cake's in your choice of a smooth or textured cardstock. You can see some ideas with the cake HERE and HERE

You will find the instructions for ways to win this wonderful prize at the end of this post...

Hopefully you are joining us from Pamela Smerker's beautiful blog! If not, you'll want to hop from the beginning at the Die Cut Diva blog so you don't miss any of the amazing creations we all have in store for you!!
If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to Die Cut Diva where you will find the complete list of all our bloggers!

Ok, let's get started, shall we??
I had the pleasure of attending my brother-in-law's wedding recently, so I had great inspiration to work on this ensemble for you today! 

The color sort-of ties in with the album I did for all the pictures I knew I'd be taking of my daughter as a flower girl in her first wedding (, but I may decide to put the album up for SALE in our Etsy Store.
I kept it really simple & sophisticated by using all cream papers in the ensemble with the album cover & the chairs covered in the "Quartz" metallic papers to add some glimmer.
EVERYONE loves cake at weddings, so why not have these adorable favor boxes out for your guests?!! I had great fun working with the Large Cake Slice Boxes here! First, I stamped the 2 outside ones randomly with a Tim Holtz swirlly stamp & embossed them in a glittery black (hard to see here).
 Then I stamped the center slice with a little more uniform - just along the middle - & embossed it too.
 I assembled all the slices using the Killer Red Tacky Tape & tied a black bow on the back of just the center slice. I made the flower from roughly cutting circles in different sizes, crumpled them, then added a little Flocking to give even more dimension (hard to see here).
 My thoughts were to alternate this center slice between the others when assembling the entire cake of favors. If you purchase the entire Lage Cake Box Set you get 12 of these adorable boxes! They'd be a wonderful centerpiece for a Bridal Shower or Luncheon too!

Next, I worked on the place cards with these ADORABLE little chairs (inevitably, these are also FAVOR BOXES!)
Again, I stamped the center bottom half of the chair with a TPC Studios Fleur de Leis & embossed it with the same glittery black for the decoration on the front. Once assembled with the Killer Red Tacky Tape, I thought the Bride & Groom deserved a little bling on their cards, so I stamped a little crown, embossed it & added the rhinestones! I simply tied a bow & attached it to the back of the chair to add a little interest from behind! Aren't they fun!

Lastly, I worked with the 6x6 Scallop Album Wrap Cover & 6x6 Album Cover to create this little album.
I glued a couple of pieces of the ribbon to the scalloped edge & made 3 more smaller, flocked flowers for the bottom of the flap.

On the interior cover (cut from chipboard & covered in a smooth cream cardstock), I used another Tim Holtz stamp (can you tell I'm an addict?!) - the stamped/embossed "Frame" is actually underneath a popped Small Vintage Label with "LOVE" stamped/embossed on it.
 For the pages inside, I ordered a pack of the smooth cream cardstock from CC&M, cut them to size along the top, but then used my tearing tool to tear the right edges. Then I embossed every other page with the glittery black.

There are 16 pages, including the inside of the front & back covers.
I then placed a simple picture with black adhesive photo corners on the first page to give an idea of how simple I envision the photos to be placed in this book.

I really loved working with all of this & I think I might even re-do some old wedding stuff of mine when I have a minute with some of the great albums at CC&M!!!
Thanks for looking!

Here's how to enter to win the beautiful 2-tier Cake Set
RETURN to the Die Cut Diva site then:

(A) Leave a comment on the DIE CUT DIVA post. (This is limited to one per person unless you meet the criteria of B, C, and/or D below.)
(B) Leave one extra comment if you've posted a link to the Die Cut Diva blog candy on your own blog. Make sure to include a link to your specific post in your comment.

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(E) Leave one extra comment by commenting on ALL of our talented Designers in our Blog Hop!

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Your chance to enter to win will have a deadline of Sunday, August 15th at midnight! We will announce the winner on Monday, August 16th.
Next you will want to hop on over to Steph Zerbe blog for some more ideas!!

Have fun!!!


Sassy Scrapin' said...

Gorgeous set! I love the black, white and red together and those little chairs are adorable!

Chrissy D said...

STUNNING creations! Love each one of them! So regal and elegant!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful project - B&W with a splash of color is always so stunning!

akagreenhouse said...

Fabulous! I love the flourishes on the cake boxes. The chair idea is great, too!

Thebug415 said...

Oh how pretty. Perfect for that "classic" wedding look. Love those big black bows too.

mylaughingmagpie said...

Thanks everyone! Those of you who are NOT on the DT for Creative Cuts & More & have already left a comment, I messed up with the wording of the contest rules. So be sure that you have left a comment on the Die Cut Diva Blog & some of the other rules stem from there as well! Sorry for the confusion.

lisa808 said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate post, but I got caught in a loop before.

Darling little chairs.

Darsie Bruno said...

oh my gosh what darling chairs!! I love everything about this ensemble! Black, red and white is a favorite!
Hugs, Darsie

Velta said...

This is just stunning...I cannot believe the chairs!!! How adorable can you get? Love the black and white too! TFS! Gotta get those chairs!

Sue D said...

Very classy color combo--I love the bows on the back of the chairs.

Melisa Waldorf said...

I just love your ensemble!! So pretty! What a fun blog hop!

Nancy Dawson said...

Black and white is so classy! TFS Beautiful work!

Robi B said...

Love the chair place cards. I've never seen ones like these. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Yates said...

How the colors! The chairs are so darn cute!

Side note - did anyone have trouble leaving a comment on the previous site - Pam's???

mustangkayla said...

How pretty! LOVE those red flowers and the bows on teh backs of those chairs...very creative and cute!

Karen Gale said...

Love the elegance! Well done :)

Steph Zerbe said...

Such a beautiful and elegant ensemble!!!
I want to order everything here! Love the red flowers too! So fab!!