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Thursday 15 August 2013

Wedding Card and Gift

Hi Folks
Bit late posting tonight but been a busy day.  After work I went with hubby to get him some new shirts and trousers.  We then went through his wardrobe getting rid of all the stuff he has been hoarding - just in case it came back into fashion lol.  Anyway, an hour later and three big bags full we were finished.  So no crafting done tonight but a bit of tidying and throwing away instead.

As some of you will have read on my blog we went to a lovely wedding last weekend.  I was involved in making some of the wedding stationery.  More of that on a future post.  Today I would like to share the card and keepsake gift that I made for the happy couple.
The wedding was beautiful with a theme involving lots of flowers and birdcages.  Our wedding card to them mirrored the overall theme.  Apologies but there are a few pictures.

 I used my Marianne Creatables birdcage die to make a feature in the corner.  I shaped the die before attaching it to the cardstock so it stood off the card.  I was then able to add lots of flowers cascading from the birdcage.  In the opposite corner I used another ivy die that I have and added more flowers and a little heart charm.  The sentiment was printed on the computer and the little doves are from a stamp that I have. I added some pink organza ribbon and a bow at the bottom.  I added some distress ink around the edges of the card to create a vintage feel.  

I then decided to have a play with my birdcage die and made this little keepsake for them.  I got the idea for this after seeing this video on You Tube.

As you can see I cut four of the birdcages and attached them together to create a 3d birdcage.  I added some flowers to the inside of the birdcage and added a metal birdcage charm too.  Around the base of the birdcage I added some ribbon and lace.  I made some legs out of card so it stood nicely and added some gems and punched butterflies.

Here is another photo showing a different angle.

 I then made a display box to put it in.  The box has acetate panels on all four sides.

A final picture showing both items together.

I was really pleased with the overall result and I am pleased to say that the bride and groom loved them.  
Thanks for popping by and looking forward to hearing what you all think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Little Claires - Wedding/Anniversary
Lisa B - Vintage
Crafty Boots - Die Cuts
Emmas Cards - Floral
Stamping Sensations - Wings and things and a touch vintage
Fussy and Fancy - Bingo (flower, free, die cut)
Artistic Inspirations - Die cuts/punches
Papertake - Occasion-ally
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches
Inky Impressions - Anything with wings
The Paper Shelter - Use that ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything but birthday card
Delightful Challenges - Anything but a card


Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh mags this is stunning. Love it. X

Sue said...

WOW! These are stunning Mags. I love the design and all your detailing is wonderful. I am sure this will be treasured forever.
Sue xx

E said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love all the little details! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions! Hugs E

rachel said...

absolutely stunning \mags - this is just gorgeous xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! So delicate and elegant, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful card and project...

Tanya said...

simply beautiful and i love the matching birdcage. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Tanya said...

Wowsers Mags, this is fab! The card is gorgeous and that keepsake is beautiful! Love it! It's actually so amazing :D

Tanya xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, your card and gift are stunning.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


jane stillman said...

Oh my word, both projects are wonderful, so pretty and delicate. Thank you for joining in Emma's Crafty Challenge, good luck

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, a fantastic project,thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Mags these are both breathtaking! Love how the flowers spill out of the birdcage, they are arranged beautifully! I bet they were both thoroughly delighted with them! Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

wow how fabulous simply stunning
Hugs Kate xx

Kirsten said...

Mags, they are stunning & so very beautiful. I'm such the happy couple were thrilled to receive them. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge & good luck.

~@ngie~ said...

WOW WOW WOW.... they are awesome darl.... I love the gift ya did with the birdcage die too... they looks o pretty & elegant am sure the couple will treasure them :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow mags, these are Stunning!!! I love them!!
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card & gift, I love the way you have used the die to make the 3D cage. Thanks for joining us over on fussy and fancy & good luck with the challenge xx Annie

Chris Hanselman said...
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Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable project!! Lovely done. Thanks for joining our Anything but a Card Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Daniele said...

so pretty Mags, both gorgeous creations.

Sandra H said...

Wow Mags this is simply beautiful and l really love the matching birdcage looks truly lovely x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Mags these are stunning, I love the bird cage and the card is beautiful.

Linda xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card and gift, just wonderful, Mags, thank you for joining in with us again at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month, best of luck xxxx

Jac’s Playground said...

WOW! These are stunning, really beautiful thanks for sharing, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Craftyfield said...

Wow! Not only you made a gorgeous birdcage but a box to preserve it! Both keepsake and card are full of wonderful details, no surprise that the couple were delighted with it...

Anonymous said...

Just stunning, absolutely stunning, love the card and the box. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow this is amazing!! Such a pretty birdhouse and gorgeous card to match. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Lisa said...

Wow Mags!! This is amazing, sooo pretty! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

mixamatoasties said...

So pretty!

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

brenda said...

Stunning projects Mags, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Jackie W said...

Okay, I'm trying to pick my jaw off the floor! Wow! This is amazing! Love the die cuts and bird cages! You've really worked hard on this and it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W

Dawn said...

Wowsers! These are awesome! xx

Doris T. said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
Doris :)

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! I am LOVING this so much. You did a fantastic job Mags! Thanks for linking up with us at Aud Sentiments!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Francesca said...

A very Pretty card , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

Francesca x

Sally H said...

Hi Mags,
What a wonderful creation - so delicate and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the birdcage! Beautiful creativity! Fabulous make!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

Mandy Ashley said...

So, so beautiful. Love the delicacy & freshness of your beautiful creations. Wonderful to treasure :)