Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Royal Blog Tour Featured Set (Wedding Sweet)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Royal Blog Tour
Featured Set (Wedding Sweet)

Although the tour is now over (and I hope you enjoyed it), my samples and featured items remain. I will soon be adding the tutorials on how to make all pieces of the wedding invitation and the Save The Date card.


Featured Stamp Set: Wedding Sweet


When the new catalog came out, I just fell in love with this new set and series of "wedding" product. I am featuring the Wedding Sweet stamp set (featured on page 48) but have also incorporated the following:




  • Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder (pg. 195)
  • Bride's Specialty Paper (pg. 158)
  • Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (pg. 183)
  • Whisper White and Basic Gray Cardstock (pg. 155)
  • Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, and Heat Gun (pg. 188)
  • Versa Mark Pad (pg. 190)

I think you're going to like the wedding invitation idea featured here - let me know by leaving a comment (would love to hear from you).


As promised here are the instructions on how to make the various elements of this wedding invitation set! Keep reading below each image for the instructions for each element.




This is the finished close invitation. It is embossed using the Textured Folder as well as using the Silver Embossing Powder. The paper is shiny so it's not photographing that well, but I think you may still may be able to see how beautiful the new Bridal Specialty Papers are.


Instructions


Main Invitation
  1. The main invitation is created using a 5-1/4 x 12 inch piece of the new Bride Specialty Paper.
  2. It is scored at 2-1/4 and 7-1/2.
  3. The resulting 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 flap is then embossed using the new Elegant Bouquet Textured Folder where the front appears "indented" instead of "raised" so when you open the invitation, the inside of that flap will instead be "raised".

Name Tag

  1. First cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 2 inches by 3-3/4 inches.
  2. The names are printed on Whisper White cardstock using MS Word and my printer (color of text #333333 - dary gray). Then the tag is trimmed to be 1/8" smaller then the Basic Gray cardstock.
  3. A portion of the floral image from the Wedding Sweet stamp set is then embossed in silver. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing.
  4. Adhere the White and Gray pieces together using SNAIL adhesive.
  5. Then adhere the tag to the front (top flap) using SNAIL adhesive.
  6. Then wrap and tie a knot using White Taffeta Ribbon to seal/close the invitation.

This is what the invitation looks like when it is first opened. Notice the reverse embossing on the front shows beautifully on the inside (normal, raised look). I also used the same striped specialty paper on the inside, Silver Embossing Powder on the many cards that make up the invitation (Formal Invitation, Directions, Accommodations, and R.S.V.P).






Here is another view of all the individual pieces that make up the invitation - all are embossed and layered on Basic Gray cardstock (invitation details printed on Whisper White cardstock on my HP Color LaserJet Printer).


NOTE: I will be detailing each piece below, starting with the bottom most layer (the actual invitation details).


Notice I added a "Save The Date" sample as well (to coordinate with the actual wedding invitation). Image and instructions will following below...keep reading!



Here is the formal invitation up close - the bottom most (but most important) piece of the project!


Instructions

The Formal Invitation

  1. First, adhere a piece of the Bride Specialty Paper (5-1/4 x 5-1/4 to the center of the inside of the invitation.
  2. Then cut and adhere a 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 piece of Basic Gray cardstock on top of that.
  3. Print the formal invitation details from MS Word onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim paper to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 and adhere to Basic Gray paper.
  4. Using the floral stamp from Wedding Sweet, emboss it in Silver. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing. Adhere to the Basic Gray paper.
  5. The KEY here is to NOTE where you have stamped your image from the bottom (so you can use that as a marker as you stamp the other elements of the invitation (Accomodations, Directiosn, R.S.V.P). Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig would be great to help keep it aligned.

Directions

  1. Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 4-3/4 x 4-1/4
  2. Print the directions for your guests from MS Word onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim paper to 4-1/2 x 4 and adhere to Basic Gray paper.
  3. Using the floral stamp from Wedding Sweet, emboss it in Silver. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing. Adhere to the Basic Gray paper.
  4. Now here is where you want to try and align the stamp from the bottom of the piece of paper using the measurement of the previously stamped image on the main invitation. This is so when all the pieces are layered inside the invitation, when it is first opened, it will line up the image of the flower.

Accomodations

  1. Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 4-3/4 x 3-3/4.
  2. Print the accomodations for your guests from MS Word onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim paper to 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 and adhere to Basic Gray paper.
  3. Using the floral stamp from Wedding Sweet, emboss it in Silver. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing. Adhere to the Basic Gray paper.
  4. Now here is where you want to try and align the stamp from the bottom of the piece of paper using the measurement of the previously stamped image on the main invitation. This is so when all the pieces are layered inside the invitation, when it is first opened, it will line up the image of the flower.

R.S.V.P

  1. Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 4-3/4 x 3-1/4.
  2. Print the reply card for your guests to later mail in from MS Word onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim paper to 4-1/2 x 3 and adhere to Basic Gray paper. NOTE: In this invitation I did not include a pre-stamped envelope for your guests, but that can be included as well and stamped to match. You can use the Note Card size envelopes.
  3. Using the floral stamp from Wedding Sweet, emboss it in Silver. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing. Adhere to the Basic Gray paper.
  4. Now here is where you want to try and align the stamp from the bottom of the piece of paper using the measurement of the previously stamped image on the main invitation. This is so when all the pieces are layered inside the invitation, when it is first opened, it will line up the image of the flower.

Here is the coordinating Save The Date card.

Instructions

  1. Start with a 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of the Bride Specialty Paper.
  2. Then adhere a 5 x 5 piece of Basic Gray to that.
  3. Print details on Whisper White cardstock (from printer using MS Word).
  4. Stamp and emboss "Save The Date" greeting.
  5. Stamp and emboss the floral stamp from Wedding Sweet. Click here for instructions on how to use Heat Embossing.
  6. Then adhere Whisper White cardstock to Basic Gray.
Lastly, There's so much you can do but I tried to keep it elegant, simple, and traditional. Hope you enjoyed these samples as much as I do!


Thank you for visiting!

57 comments:

Kate Cecil said...

Heather - your wedding invite is elegant and beautiful. thanks not only for the samples but for all that you did to help out the tour.

kathypa said...

What a beautiful and elegant invitation. You did a terrific job. It's very professional looking. Wow!!

Lainee said...

WOW. Absolutely awesome, Heather. This is the nicest wedding invitation that I have seen in a long time. You are a very talented lady and I have just subscribed to your blog.
Regards from a fellow demo from Murray Bridge, South Australia.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful, stunning, & elegant!

Abby said...

WOW! I love the wedding card! I hope you share a tutorial on this! It is elegant and yet, simple. I love it! Thanks for sharing this!!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Such pretty wedding invites, Heather.. love the multiple pockets! Thanks for all your work on the tour too!

StampinCathy said...

This invitation is just so elegant and inspiring.

Carolyn said...

WOW! Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

Natalie S. Meyer said...

This is a beautiful wedding invitation. Thanks for sharing this with us. I love it. I already have you in my favorites and visit your blog daily.

carpediem said...

Such a beautiful wedding invitation! Great job! laura j

Lesly said...

Oh my goodness. These invitations are absolutely incredible!!!!! TFS.

Jackie said...

Very elegant!

Anonymous said...

WOW, ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL, BREATH TAKING, all of those words are required to express how beautiful your projects are.
Thank you so much for sharing with us

jguyeby said...

Heather, this is just so elegant. You always do such a wonderful job. And thanks for all your help with my blogs and with the tour. Jennifer
http://jguyeby.blogspot.com/

Kimberly M said...

This tour is so FUN! Thank you for particpating - your projects are STUNNING!!!

Victoria S. said...

Lovely - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

WOW!
That is so elegant looking!
Sandra

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Such a beautiful wedding invitation. Lots of work went into these.

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Heather, this is TOTALLY beautiful.

Julie A. said...

Heather-

I am in awe of your work with this set. I just love it. I wish I could see the inside a little closer, but from what I can see, it's just amazing.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work. I subscribed to your blog via "Feed".

nannette13 said...

Absolutely beautiful and elegant! Thank you for sharing this project!

Julie Temple said...

WOW, that is so gorgeous...total elegance! I LOVE that invitation! I am so loving this tour!

Julie

Little GTO said...

Stunning!
I have favorited you.
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Melany said...

Fabulous samples! So elegant...

Thanks for all your work on the tour, Heather!

Melany W

craftyM said...

VERY professional. Just elegant. I don't know what bride wouldn't want to do this!

Jenn in GA said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW! this is so professional looking, the guests will be shocked to know it was handmade!

i'd love to pick your brain about what software program you use to position all the wording for printing the invites.

thanks for sharing!

Stampin_melissa said...

WOW! Jaw-dropping gorgeous! Simple and elegant to the max! TFS!

Mary Campbell said...

Beautiful. Very creative. Thanks for sharing. Mary

A Touch of SOL said...

These are very elegant...WOW! Awesome job! its been a pleasure getting to know you...looking forward to more works of art

rush8888 said...
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rush8888 said...

how so very elegant...change the colors and theme, and you can have a barbeque, a baby shower or an open house. cool! i am also following you like a lost kitten. i can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Anonymous said...

wow! i love your wedding invite...its so classy.

Susan Timmerman said...

OH WOW....what a beautiful wedding invitation! Too bad I'm already married or I'd have you making my invitations!!!!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful invitations...very professional!
Lagene

Jan Mengel said...

Great job. These are really special! TFS

Rebecca said...

oh my goodness! This is absolutely amazing! My wedding is just over a year away and now i'm wondering if I have the time to put these together for my 250 guests. They are absolutely beautiful! I'll definetly be back for that tutorial. I'm now a subscriber! thanks for showing us all your amazing talents!!!

Kathy W said...

gorgeous work

Cindy said...

Very Classy invitations. It was worth waiting to see them Great job Heather.
Cindy

Sarah said...

Heather, these are just beautiful great use of color.
Sarah
Su demo
sarah@stetlerarts.com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous samples! I love simple and elegant! What a great blog tour so far! TFS

Carol said...

oh WOW!! What an awesome wedding card! Absolutely STUNNING!

Carol

www.kooglenotes.blogspot.com
carol.kugler@gmail.com

Mary Davis said...

Gorgeous wedding invitation. I love this stamp set and what you have done with it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Tangii Crain said...

Stunning! I love the elegance of it all!!!!

Working with you on the tour was icing on the cake! It was great getting to know you a little better!!

MJ said...

Heather, this is so beautiful. I absolutely love it. What a fabulous job you did with this whole set.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful work!
Hi from Michigan
chrisd
cndomino@yahoo.com

Jenn - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up said...

Absolutely amazing work.

Bethany Keeney said...

Thanks for all your hard work! Your invitations are gorgeous! I've gotten so many compliments on my blog so I'm thanking you for setting it up.

stampthings said...

Heather - You are just amazing. Rest well as you deserve it. These samples are so professional looking. Love them! - Marie (demo)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice work. Truly elegant and tasteful. Outstanding creativity. Bob Kaiser

Sue said...

Gorgeous and elegant Heather, simply fabulous. TFS Awesome!

Michele said...

I have a friend who is getting married and she would like to make her own invitations. I am definitely going to show this to her. These are gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Lovely wedding invitation. My DD is getting married next year. I will be showing her your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant wedding invitation. You show cased this stamp and anyone would be pleased to have such wonderful invitations

Diane
tdharris1@cox.net

Becca said...

So nice. I saw your blog yesterday for the first time, I'm sure I will visit regularly! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your invitation. I really need to subscribe to your blog to see how you did this - it's beautiful.
cindyb
!

Jeanette Galindo said...

WOW you've got talent!!!! I was a mess when I was Prego. I have 4 children of my own and people say "wow how do you find the time to do that?" But how do you not find the time for something you love!

~Jeanette