Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bridal Joy Ride!!

Well hello and a Happy Tuesday to you all!  I hope you all had a wonderful 3-day holiday weekend (for those of us in the states anyhow)--I know I sure did!  The weather was beyond perfect, no humidity, blue skies and soft breezes.  We spent the majority of our time outside enjoying the weather, almost completed patio and just good ole family time.  I didn't work much this weekend so I could really spend quality time with my family and enjoy this last weekend of summer before the busy-ness of school, traveling and holidays come along.  And yesterday we braved the HUGE crowds of shoppers at our area's largest mall (Tysons and Tysons Galleria) to finish the much dreaded school shopping--ugh!  The lines were long but we managed to get in & out in 2.5 hours so that wasn't too bad and the kids are all done except for winter coats and some sweaters which we'll pick up later in the season when they're needed.  Then we came home, organized and labeled school supplies and the kids got in bed early after showers.  Alexa is super excited to start her new high school--her high school is brand new this year and it's beautiful!  They transferred kids from a few other high schools but the classes will remain small for a few more years and she'll be the first graduating class that goes all 4 years there which is kinda special.  Riley is of course excited to see his friends and his favorite class which is history :)  Poor Alexa has her first day tomorrow and then has cheerleading practice followed by a football game so she'll be there from 8:30 am until almost 10 pm.  We'll be going to the game tomorrow to see her cheer of course!

This week will be semi-light for me as I'm getting prepared to get on the road for my traveling Copic Classes (see locations and info at www.cmcroad.com )--I've got lots to finish this week including all the written tutorials and info packs which is a lot of work to get done. 


-Blog Candy winner of the "What's Your Fave Scent" is Linda of Linda's Stamping Blog! Congrats Linda--please email me your address!  Some of you asked about my fave scents and they are honeysuckle, fresh mowed grass and fresh baked bread!!

-Blog Candy winner of "What Kind of Packer Are You?" is Joynana of Love That Paper!  Congrats Joynana & email me your address please!  Seems most of you like to overpack like me, LOL (makes me feel a bit better)

Bridal Joy Ride!!

So I'm breaking out some of my older projects I did this year for the first issues of the magazine "Through the Craftroom Door" that me and my pal Marti publish.  This was one of my favorites and I just had to use this one today!  I made a fun bridal thank-you note set that could be given as part of a wedding shower or wedding day present.  It includes a fun card for the bride & groom so you could stick some cash or a gift card in and a box of matching thank you notes.  The stamp set I used for this set is PTI's "Enjoy the Ride" set--which is really fun.  It includes all kinds of fun sentiments for the car's license plate and they also sell the matching car die that I used on the notecard set!

This is the card for the bride & groom and I kept the color scheme all yellow, white and black but you could of course change it for the season or to match the wedding's colors.  I colored the card with Copics (i'll add the colors later but I believe it was Y18,Y15,Y11,Y00,Y0000).  Then I added some diamond glaze to the back window and stickles to the headlights--the bumper got a subtle sparkle from a clear Spica Pen.  To add a touch of whimsy and romance I added some yellow Prima mini roses to the back window as well.  Then around the circle image and along the sentiment I added Viva Decor Pearl Pen pearls in cream for some elegance.  The paper trim was done with a MS border punch and the sentiment was popped up in the center with pop-dots for more dimension.

From the pictures above it's hard to tell but each notecard was scored with my Scor-Pal to create a basket weave texture on the white cardstock.  Then I used some of the fabulous papers from GCD Studios to trim the edges and added some paper trims with my MS border punch.  The pearls again were made with my Viva Decor Pearl Pen and the sentiment is from another PTI set.

To finish the set off I packed up the notecards and envelopes in a clear acrylic box (I get mine at www.clearbags.com ).  I wrapped the box with a band using all of my same papers and I also used the matching PTI car die and stamped the car on top of it again, added some more roses and tied it on with a pretty bow.  I know a lot of brides would love to get a coordinating thank you note set like this and it was soooo much fun to create!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I like your card very much !! Love the finishing touch with the flowers !! great !
    greetings, martina

  2. Those cards are just adorable, Suzanne, and just perfect for the bride and groom "thank yous". What a great idea!!! Love the color combos too......

  3. What a wonderful set of cards and perfect for a bride! Love the flowers on the backs of the cars.

  4. Your bridal card set is just stunning! The colors and design are amazing!

  5. This is so wonderful Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Suzanne:

    Would you consider doing a video of the basket weave embossing that you did with the Scor-pal? I have a SP, but I suspect it's seriously underused!

    Lovely set!


  7. What bride wouldn't simply ADORE a set like that! It's super cute & so bright & cheery. Great job, Suzanne!

    So glad you had such a nice long weekend. Can't wait to see your backyard pix when it's finished.

    Huggies ~


  8. This is a beautiful set of cards! Any bride would love to receive these!

  9. Your set is so beautifully finished, Suzanne - you have an amazing eye for detail!
    Diane x

  10. Suzanne, I loved this set of cards. Your copic coloring is fabulous and makes that car look like it's going to get right on the road! Love the little flowers as well. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

  11. Wow Suzanne! Who wouldn't love to receive this fantastic coordinating set?! This is just darling! What a super idea!!
    Big Hugs!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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