A DIY Wedding

A DIY Wedding

Hello All!

As we approach wedding season I’ve seen so many great craft ideas for a DIY Wedding, Bridal Shower or Engagement Party. Although professional wedding vendors are in high demand it seems that Doing it Yourself (DIY) has become a fascinating trend for saving a few dollars. Having an extravagant wedding is always welcome but not at an extravagant price! The heartfelt, warm and sentimental features are what your guests will remember and a lot of this can be done by you.

I was recently contacted by a friend and was asked to work on a design for a Bridal Shower Card. She expressed she has a tight budget but wants hand crafted cards made for her event. So, I pitched an idea to her that could save her some money. I would design a card template for her that she and some of her Bridal Party could assemble and put together themselves. She absolutely LOVED this idea!!! In addition to designing the card I also provided a materials list and where to buy them, step by step instructions and some assembly pictures to go along with it.

So, today I’ve finished the design and will be presenting this to her. Check out the gallery to see the making of the card!

// Materials

// Materials

// Card stock and cake top template. Vector Flourishes  printed on card stock.

// Card stock and cake top template. Vector Flourishes printed on card stock.

// Setting up the templates.

// Setting up the templates.

// Rounding the template corners.

// Rounding the template corners.

// Lace Punch for each cake tier bottom.

// Lace Punch for each cake tier bottom.

// Practice round.

// Practice round.

// Cake tier cut-outs cut, cornered and adorned.

// Cake tier cut-outs cut, cornered and adorned.

// Cake ribbons (cardstock strips) for design.

// Cake ribbons (cardstock strips) for design.

// Floral adornments punched.

// Floral adornments punched.

// Swarovski Elements to embellish flowers.

// Swarovski Elements to embellish flowers.

// Flowers and Stone Elements on cake. Snip the strips.

// Flowers and Stone Elements on cake. Snip the strips.

// Viola!

// Viola!

 

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New Pretty Pieces Under $40

New Pretty Pieces Under $40

Hello friends!

Just curious to know if everyone is getting ready for the holidays? I’ve been a busy bee in the Make Shoppe working on some gifts ideas for the upcoming season. Cards, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, accessories and gift decor! You name it…I’m making it. Except a polimer clay Praying Mantis…I don’t do those…LOL.

Here are some new pretty pieces I’ve been working on…if anyone is interested in a purchase please visit Make Shoppe on Etsy. Custom order requests are always welcome and all purchases come with complimentary gift wrapping!

DIY Engagement Card

DIY Engagement Card

Hi Crafters! I don’t know about you but I’ve just been itchin’ to create some card designs for the wedding season. I suppose weddings can happen just about anytime but summer is usually quite popular for those wishing to have the best weather.
Today, I received a request from a customer that has just been invitied to an Engagement Party. So, I’d like to take you along to show you some of the steps I took to create my card. Ok, buckle up and let’s get started!

Helpful Materials:

Pencil
Tweezers
Card Creasing Tool
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Bazzill Colored Card Stock for base plus extra for card design
Scrap Paper
Double Sided Permanent Tape
Loctite (Gel Control) Super Glue
Small Heart Punch
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch

Put it Together:

I’ll show you the different steps in the photo gallery!

From me to you…

Tutu