Thursday, July 24, 2008

Won't you be my Bridesmaid?

I have been a busy little bird! I made some cards to ask my best ladies to be in the wedding. If you are an avid Weddingbee reader you might recognize some of the blatant stealing of ideas from Mrs.Lovebug and Mrs. Gummibear I used to make these cards. I prefer to call it "inspiration." I did add a few of my own touches in there , so you see I can be crafty too. :)

I present you my first ever wedding DIY project:

drum-roll please...

my supplies: cute dress stamp from Michael's, paper and envelopes from Paper Source.
( sorry this is sideways)

First, I used my home printer and made each girl a card with a poem that yours truly wrote! It read:
I am almost ready to say "I Do"
and would love nothing more than to ask you...
Will you be my Bridesmaid? ( or Matron of Honor)
It would mean more than words can express,
and I promise not to make you wear a silly dress!

Next, I stamped and glittered ( not a verb? well it is now!) each card with the cute dress stamp alla Mrs. Lovebug. I chose to just use glitter and not emboss it and I thought they turned out great, and way cheaper to do! I also used envelop tracers from Paper Source to make my bird envelop liners. I used double-sided tape to make them stick.

Then I stamped and made these cute boxes using a damask stamp I bought on Etsy. I filled each box with chocolate candy in my wedding colors and enclosed the card I made. I put a piece of wax paper between the candy and the card.

Lastly, I tied each with a ribbon and attached a label. I made sure to tape the sides shut so the candy wouldn't fly out in the mail and then I put each inside a mailer and off they went! fingers crossed they all say "yes" haha.

I leave you with a picture of Dixie, helping me stay on task! :)


Silvia said...

ooooh em gee! these are so cute!! i love the glitter!

heather said...

Ahhh, I love your cards that you used to ask your bridesmaids! As much as I loved mine...I wish I could do it all over again because yours were sooooo cute! And the candy was such a great way to top it off! :)

LeFleuff said...

thanks Heather! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so crafty! The packages turned out beautiful!