This is the latest etsy shop addition. The rolled hem was necessary because of the edges fraying after just doing a normal flip-up hem. This way it is more secure. Check out this item on my etsy shop!
i promised i would upload some pictures of the save-the-dates we’re working on for my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law’s wedding. we’ve done one part of the whole thing…we’ve embossed. tinted clear ink with with silver embossing powder. we stamped and embossed about 80 cards with an old clear ink pad or mine, and were disappointed with the quality. i had my suspicions about my ink pad getting too old to make good adhesion with the embossing powder, so afterwards, i tried a sample print with a brand new, clear ink pad (tinted blue) and found that indeed, the ink pad was the culprit for the bad quality prints. so, for the rest of the prints, we used the new ink pad and had no problems! here are some samples. note the clarity of the emboss and how the powder melted so evenly onto the ink. it pays to think critically.
Come back to see updates of how this project comes together!
My future sister in-law is now living with us. She and my brother in-law are getting married in May, next year. Their colors are green, purple and black. It’s exciting to be a part of the wedding planning and coordinating process, and it reminds me of my own wedding planning, oceans away in China. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be part of the hubbub of decision-making and idea exchanging. Another way to hone my creative juices and utilize my bargain-hunting skills.
Let’s be honest, wedding planning is really just a way of testing the bride’s event coordinating/entertaining skills.
We went out shopping for “save the date” materials last night and got some estimates from Michael’s. Fortunately we were just price shopping and didn’t purchase anything because today we went to Pat Catan’s and found just what we needed for much better prices! Upon seeing the lower prices, we quickly snatched up what we needed and made it out of Pat Catan’s before unnecessary browsing could occur.
At the end of the day, the materials to make “save-the-dates” for 250 people turned out to be less than $70.00! I’ll say that’s a pretty good deal. Now we just have to get a bunch of friends together and assemble them! I made a pilot version today and am excited for her mom to see it this weekend. So far, so good!
A picture is coming soon.