My (husband’s) Best Friend’s Wedding

I LOVE a wedding but there’s something SO scary about creating the perfect wedding card. And, as a cardmaker, you have to make it yourself because, a) you think handmade cards are better than store bought anyway, and b) you think the recipient will be offended if you didn’t put in the effort to make it. Maybe that’s just me. This wedding was a special one. My husband is a groomsman and has known the groom since high school, I worked with him for a time many years ago and he was one of our groomsmen. The pressure was on to make a pretty perfect card.

I took my inspiration from the wedding invite, because that’s just what you do right? Fortunately for me, it was just my style. The invite (and wedding) was a modern rustic theme (think beautiful flowers, lace, burlap, bunting and kraft) and was quite simple with black printing on kraft and some vanilla baker’s twine wrapped around it.

I wanted to imitate it a little and knew I wanted to use the gorgeous blooms from the Always & Forever invitation template on MDS (the one I used with Blendabilities in my last post). I cropped the particular blooms I liked and then exported them into Photoshop to enable me to mask and create a transparent background. I then arranged them how I wanted them and printed onto Kraft 12″ x 12″ cardstock (I think I may have an addiction to this product).

The Burlap Ribbon was perfect when paired with my favourite Venetian crochet trim and to make it a little more special, I used the Large Scallop Edgelit on the burlap. I wrapped this around my cardstock and finished it off with linen thread, a Very Vintage Designer Button and a little punched heart.

Rustic/vintage wedding card. Details @ Stampin' Up! supplies: kraft, MDS, Burlap Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Designer Button, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Linen Thread

Because I made the card a unique size, I created a matching envelope for it using my Envelope Punch Board and obviously they were special friends because I used most of a sheet of my favourite Typeset DSP for an envelope liner!

Here are a few more snaps from the wedding…

Beautiful bouquets created by one of the bridesmaids


The glorious vineyard where the ceremoney and reception were held


My love and I…



And in awesome news… I was so thrilled with how the card turned out that I’ve since whipped up several more (in a standard size) and have added them to my Etsy store for you to give to the special bride and groom (or engaged couple, or your love) in your life. If you’d prefer to recreate mine, you can just purchase the supplies from my Stampin’ Up! store.

Jess x

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Borrowed Butterflies

So, you know those times when you see something just gorgeous and you take a photo so that you can re-create it later? My upline Tracy was given a beautiful card and I’d seen it at her place a few times and each time I thought, I just have to CASE that one. I even bought the stamp set specifically for this purpose, which was a first for me. At only $16.95 (clear mount) though, the adorable Kindness Matters set is not a bank breaker by any means.

Usually about now, I’m directing you to the blog or original card however Teresa Dabrowski the demonstrator that gave Tracy the card doesn’t have a blog, so I can’t. Anyway, here’s my attempt at her beautiful card.


And look, I even did the inside…


The card also uses one of my new favourite toys, the designer frames embossing folders for the Big Shot. The splodge and writing stamps are both from French Foliage which is a must have set when creating vintage style cards.

Here’s a closer look at the Kindness Matters stamp set…

It is such a gem! Just do a google images search for “Stampin Up Kindness Matters” and you’ll see what I mean! I can’t wait to play with it some more.


Happy Crafting,

Jess x