Sunday, 28 June 2015

You're Invited to a Bridal Shower Tea Party!

I was honoured to be asked to make the bridal shower invitations for my daughter's best friend who is getting married in August.  I was given free reign and knew that I wanted them to be just perfect. The only thing that I had to include was that it was a tea party themed event.  I started looking through my piles and piles of stamps, acrylics, wood mounted, red rubber, my CTMH ones.  Holy smokes! I seriously didn't realize just how many stamps I own until I started looking for the perfect one. I managed to get them done in plenty of time. Here's a shot showing them all waiting to be delivered.
Here's a shot of the front. The cards were made from an ivory/buff coloured cardstock. (Not sure of the brand, it was just something that was in my stash.) The ivory cardstock pieces measured 5" by 11 3/4" and were scored at 3 7/8", 8 1/8". I had used Sizzix Stamp &Die-cut set to stamp the teapot and coordinating flowers. I then used the dies from the set to cut out the teapots and flowers.
Pink vellum paper was dry embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I made a little cardstock banner that was embossed with a Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder (tattered rose) and heated with a heat gun. The pink vellum was attached to the ivory coloured cardstock cards. Here's a shot of the inside showing the pockets to house the little cards that had all of her information on them. One card listed the shower information; date, time, where etc. The other little card had her registry information on it. I thought it would work well if the guests were able to just slip the little card into their wallet so that when they went shopping they could just get out the card and all of the gifts registered could be pulled up with just one number.
This the shower card that I made for her. Keeping with the tea party theme, this also has a tea cup on it. I stamped, die cut and then embossed with gold before pop dotting the tea cup onto the card. The little "tea bag" slipped into the tea cup says "For Your Bridal Shower." The inside of the card and last a matching gift tag that I made.
Just a few shots of me making the invitations. I hope you enjoyed seeing these bridal shower invitations. They were truly fun to design and make.

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