Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wedding embellishments and a quick tutorial

A couple of months ago my beautiful sister Jess got married to her handsome hubby Kiel and they asked me to help make some things for the wedding - table number cards, seating lists, and labels for the lolly buffet jars (which was soooooo yummy!!). 

Here's a pic of me and my lovely sisters all done up (which doesn't happen very often for me).
Me, Jess, Anita

She wanted things kept very simple and with a theme roughly based on 'secret garden-y' I designed the items around this. 
Here are some of the finished projects...

Seating lists.
Seating lists were displayed in the foyer as guests arrived at the reception.

Lolly Buffet labels

Table numbers

As a little extra decoration, I made some little butterflies to go on the wine glasses for the reception tables.  They looked so pretty when they were all set up  :)

So here's an easy little tutorial on how to do them...
These are soooo easy and is an idea that can be used for any party or special occasion - especially for those girly get togethers!

You will need:
  • a butterfly punch (I have used a 2 inch punch).
  • paper / cardstock
  • scissors
  • optional embellishments (eg glitter, embossing powders etc)

Step 1.  Take your punch and cardstock and punch out your butterflies.

Step 2.  Embellish as desired.  To do mine, I have swiped the edges with a VersaMark inkpad, added embossing powder then heated.  If you don't have embossing powders you can easily just add glitter or ink around the edges or alternatively just leave them as is!

Step 3.  Cut a slit for the butterfly to sit on the glass edge.  To do this just fold the butterfly in half and snip with your scissors as shown below.

slip onto your glass and you are done!

Hope this adds that something a little extra to your next party!

Happy creating!!

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty and very thoughtful little touches for a special event