Hi Friends! Today I am happy to share a new video for you, featuring the invitations that I made for our wedding! This video has been a long time coming, especially considering I finished making our invitations last spring. Of course, we were pretty darn busy with all the other wedding planning, getting our yard ready for the big day, house renos and everything else that we had on the go this year.
During my video demonstration, I show all the products that I used on the invites, including products that have long since been retired and no longer available from Stampin’ Up! I usually make it a rule NOT to demonstrate with retired items, to avoid disappointment to those who want to purchase them and can’t. However, I was making our invitations for us (not work related) so I’m sure you can understand the exception to my no-retired product rule.
The steps for making our invitations include the Double Slider Card, which is based on a previous video I had made, which you can view HERE. I also used some products I had purchased from craft stores and templates that I purchased online – I’ll post those links down below:
In today’s video, I turned my wedding invitation into an anniversary card that I will set aside and give to Brian next year. Again, some of the stamp sets that I used are retired and no longer available.
Some of you may have the same retired products that I used, but if you don’t and you wish to make/case these cards, simply use what you already have at home or check out current catalogues HERE.
A little side note, I had forgotten to mention in my video that I finished off our wedding invitations by spritzing the fronts and the belly bands with Shimmer Mist Spray (with our retired Champagne Shimmer Paint). Cuz’ ya know me – I HAD to incorporate a bit of shimmer/glimmer onto our invites! The spray also removed any excess powder from the embossing buddy that I used too.
All the stamps that I had custom-made (ie: our name/wedding date, for our wedding favours, etc) were ordered through a fabulous business here in Canada: www.villageimpressions.com I’ve always had fantastic stamps made through Village Impressions and their customer service is FABULOUS!
Finally, at the end of my video, I included some wedding photos for you too. I still get teary when I see the photos from our garden wedding – it truly couldn’t have been a more perfect day.
I hope you enjoy today’s video!Product List
I made about 100 thank you cards and the Stamparatus made them so quick and easy! I simply edited one of our wedding photos by changing it to sepia, and sent it off the printers. Next, I stamped the sentiment using my Stamparatus and Stazon ink, and glued the photos to vanilla card bases. Simple but pretty! The napkins at our wedding were also stamped (I didn’t get a photo) using the same sentiment that I used on our thank you cards, as well as our name/wedding date stamp. I love tying details together!
I’m heading off to enjoy a girl’s weekend at a chalet with my BFF, Shallon (you’ll see her photos in the video). We are looking forward to enjoying some R&R next to the campfire (and there’s also a woodstove in our cabin if we need it). We’re bringing homemade Mexican food (I’m making a tamale casserole, margaritas and churros) and we’re going to knit, stamp Christmas cards and watch movies in our jammies. We’re so excited! Isn’t girl time just the best?
I’ll have a new tutorial up on Monday for you. Until then…
Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!