Saturday 18 July 2009

Summer Wedding

Ski's teacher is getting married this Summer and she is so excited ! I know we usually get excited when we are getting married but I have never seen anyone this excited before - I wonder if she knows what is to come ;o) !!!!!

I decided this was the time to get my teeth into making a wedding card. I've only ever made one wedding card before and that was for two ladies so not your traditional type ! This one I would say is very traditional.

I took my inspiration from Eileen's blog - Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard She does the most amazing things with a Cuttlebug !

Here is my card :

I used linen look card from The Papermillshop and embossed it with my score board and the D'vine Swirls folder on my bug.

The hearts were cut from nesties.

The lettering was cut on my Cricut and I very lightly sprayed the lettering with silver glimmer mist.

The flowers are from Hobbycraft tied with ribbon from my stash.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

Now this card is too big to go in an envelope so after having step by step instructions via MSN from my buddy Lorraine who is an expert box maker, I made this ! :

The box is made from the same card. I covered the lid with some vellum which has quite large pieces of glitter in it, such a shame you can't see it in the photo because it looks gorgeous. The vellum is also from the Papermillshop.

The hearts and lettering are the same as the card and I also sprayed the letters with silver glimmer mist.

The pearls are from my stash.

The ribbons are from my local market.

I lined the inside of the box with handmade paper with rose petals and grassy leaves in it which I found in Tesco.

I am so pleased with how this turned out and I hope she likes it !! I love the simplicity and clean look of the white, silver and pale pink.

I didn't really decorate the inside of the card. I just lined it with good quality white paper and punched the bottom edges with my MS valentine heart punch.


Talking of teachers and schools, I just wanted to tell you what proud parents we both are. Ski came home yesterday with her school report and results of her Year 2 SATS tests that she did in May. In every single subject she achieved a level 3 which is over and above what she should be getting at age 7 and her report was absolutely flawless, not a bad word in it (a far cry from when I was 7 years old !!!).

Our hearts are bursting with pride, what an amazing daughter we have, we are so proud and just adore her - well done !

I hope you have a good weekend and please let the sun shine - I'm fed up of the rain now and it is so dark ! I had terrible trouble taking these photos and I have waited a couple of days now to take some photos and gave up in the end waiting for the sun to come out !!

Take care and thank you for visiting and for all your lovely, lovely comments, they all mean so much to me.


  1. Gorgeous card and box Jo :-) Am sure the happy couple will just love them,, sooo beautiful !! I love how you decorated the inside of the box too ! Stunning :-)

    Big congratulations on Ski's results ,,, clever girl :-)

    Lorraine x x

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  3. OH JO, this is very very stunning!!! Love it!!!!!! I had to chuckle when you said... wonder if she knows what she is in for.. LOL... you know I don't think any of us did or do.. That is why life is life...grow and learn a little each and everyday.. :o)

    have a great weekend sweetie, janny

    18 July 2009 15:28:00 BST

  4. Well Jo to say you havnt made a proper w/card this is the most stunning creation w/card I have seen, a keepsake to treasure....

    Christine xx

  5. Jo this card is stunning as is the box, I love the elegant simplicity of it all
    You must be so proud of Ski and rightly so she is a very clever girl
    Hugs Jackie x

  6. Hi Jo

    This wedding card is amazing and the box even better! you will have to give a tutorial on box making as i'm rubbish! congrats on your daughters report my son is finishing this yr, he did well too except maths! just like me! but i'm gald no more stas they do put pressure on the kids!
    I'm sure this card will be trreasured for many years!

    Hugs Di xxx

  7. Jo you should be pleased with it as it is soooooooooo gorgeous.
    oxo Ildiko

  8. WOW and another WOW this is stunning right down to the box.
    Well done to your daughter.

  9. Your card is just beautul Jo, it'll be treasured forever.
    Congratulations to Ski on her results. You must be very proud. I'm sure they learn much more now than we ever did. Our daughter has just finished Year 3 and she is talking about things I have to have explained to me!!!!
    Have a lovely summer hols.


  10. Jo - this is so beautiful - a keepsake for sure. Your little bouquet is fabulous as is the box.
    Well done Ski - a big hug from me.
    You said I didn't look like you expected (re new photo) - what did you expect, or would I rather not know lol?
    I'm still stamping Maribel -it's becoming a saga, but I just thought I'd let you know I hadn't forgotten.
    hugs Heather xx

  11. Your card is stunning Jo - I really love the white because it shows up the layering and embossing so well! That floral bouquet is divine and looks so beautiful too!!
    Fantastic news on Mollie's results, that's so amazing....... you see, there was no need to worry after all heh? xx

  12. These are gorgeous! I really like the flowers on the card, so pretty! I love it! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  13. wow Jo, this is stunning! So elegant! Hugs, Dena

  14. Hey Up Jo, such a totally beautiful card and box - wonderful keepsake make. How Exciting to hear about the results - no wonder you are so proud :) Have a fabulous week. Kimx

  15. Lovely clear and crisp card. Love it. Ski's teather will love it too!


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