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Wednesday’s Card: An invitation to my wedding!!!

Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation Wedding Invitation

My husband and I are renewing our vows for our 20th wedding anniversary. Now, we only decided to do this last week. And since we will be in Florida with my sister’s family and my parents on the anniversary day, that’s where we’re going to do it. I told my husband that I wouldn’t agree to do it unless I had a dress in hand. I canceled all plans the next day and actually found one, believe it or not. It’s an ivory gown and it is awesome – I LOVE IT!!!

Once that was done, onto venue, photographer, florist, cake, music, officiant, dinner, vows, flower girl dresses for my girls, and last but not least…. INVITATIONS!!! Of course, my favorite part. It makes it easy when you only have to make three – one for my parents, one for my sister’s family, and one for the scrapbook.

This invitation was so easy to make that you could literally make 100 pretty easily. The final size is 5×7. I didn’t even speed it up very much. And – get this – the green pattern is not patterned paper – I actually inked it!! I bought some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a new craft mat, which you will see in the video. This ink is incredible. I have seen it in so many videos that I had to try it out. It is different because it doesn’t dry for 5 minutes, so you can blend it. And, you can emboss with it, too – think clear powder to get the color of every ink pad.

You should know that I went to the Scrapbook Convention last week. I spent a ton of money and had the best time. I will be using a lot of new stuff over the next few months – I’m so excited!!

Enjoy the video. I’ll be taking next week off, but I will post a photo after the ceremony!!

Supplies:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
  • Hero Arts Old Letter Stamp
  • Prima Paper Flower
  • K&Company Adhesive Pearl
  • 5/8 inch Black Satin Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dot

Comments

  1. wrote on June 9th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Diana Slaughter

    Love this idea!!!! So simply, yet, it looks so elegant. Beautiful! Congrats on your vow renewal!

  2. wrote on June 9th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Jill Foster

    How pretty! I love the colors! Very elegant, too!

  3. wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Ezlie Perez

    Very pretty invitation! Thanks for sharing. Have a great time and congratulations!

    Ezlie Perez

  4. wrote on August 5th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Ashlee

    Wow! This looks amazing! And it’s so quick and easy to do, too!
    Isn’t Vero Beach awesome!? That’s where my family goes every year. I love it there!
    Congrats on the 20 year anniversary!

  5. wrote on January 24th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    London

    This is beautiful! I am thinking about making something similar for my wedding invitations. I was wondering how did you get to the text to print on the left side? I also wanted to ask what kind of stamps you used to apply the distressed ink?

    Thanks!

  6. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Kathryne

    Hi there

    I know this is an older video but I just love all your videos your talent takes my breath away! I was wondering about the mat — I am looking for a new craft mat and yours just seems wonderful Thanks for the info if you find this post!

    Kathryne

    • wrote on December 15th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Kathryne – I use a Ranger Craft Sheet. It’s awesome and indestructible!

  7. wrote on July 25th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Tammy

    Hi.

    How do you get the wording printed in that area (the renewal info)?

    Thanks.

    • wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Tammy, I did the wording on my printer. I just put my Neenah Cardstock into the printer.

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