#1 the happy crafters design team "WEDDING CARD"

Hello everyone

Firstly I must apologise for the absence of any new posts, unfortunately my bad health is the boss over me and dictates to what I can do and what I cant do which is mostly cant do.

So after that I have been selected by the wonderful Ann Melvin @ www.positivelypapercraft.co.uk to be partnered with Steph Stoker from Effi ann cards for the 2nd round of the happy crafters design team.

The stamp set that has been chosen by Ann for us to use during the next 4 weeks is "Happiest Of Days".  This proved quite a challenge for me as I don't do birthdays or any celebration so I had to really think out side of the box.  I should have shares for paracetamol, lol.  Did you know that presents can be used as hats and plant pots!!!  I hope you like what I came up with and gives you some ideas and encouragement to turn things upside down.

My 1st card is a "Wedding Card".

See how easy that was.  I think it turned out really nice.

As I am not confident enough to do a you tube tutorial I will list the items used and how I got the lovely detail on the brides hat.


very vanilla cardstock (item number 106550) for card base 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 scored 4 1/8 - on long side
very vanilla cardstock for 1st layer ;  5 1/2 x 4
very vanilla cardstock for 2nd layer 5 3/8 x 3 7/8
gold embossing powder (item number109129) for sentiment
3 x cherry cobbler enamel hearts (item number 141681) I didn't have any real red hearts so I used these as they are a rich red colour and I think actually set it off.
very vanilla stitched satin ribbon (item number 141694) 4 1/2 x 3/8"
very vanilla ribbon flower which I think is  discontinued now as I cant find an item number
scraps of very vanilla and basic gray (item number 121689) for the hats
small section of very vanilla delicate doily (item number 121960) whisper white is on the other side
3 small pearl basic jewels (item number 144219)
basic gray stamp pad to stamp the up-side down wedding cake for the grooms hat.  (item number 140932)  It doesn't matter what colour you use to stamp for the bride hat as I stamp on the reverse side.
Then you just need your adhesives.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold embossing powder on the 2nd layer card piece then I used fast fuse to stick that to the first layer, after which I wrapped around the ribbon and stuck on the underside with fast fuse.  I then used dimensional's to pop them on to the card base.  I then stuck the fabric flower on top of the ribbon, you could use a larger pearl or even a very vanilla button.

I cut out the grooms hat with the lines showing as I thought it added a bit of interest.

I cut out the other hat for the bride but used the other side as it wasn't necessary to show the lines as I then used a tiny piece of the delicate doily lace and stuck that on as it then looked like a lace hat.  To set that off I just added 3 small pearls and there you have it a Wedding Card.

This took me just over a week in planning in my head but only 30 minutes to put together.

I do have to say I think this is my best card out of the 4 and down hill from here but I hope not.

Due to the unpredictability of my health I have decided not to take any customer orders as I wont be able to give you the care needed, however, please don't let this put you off as I am putting a link to Ann Melvin's website where you can place your orders - so you can just click 
here  and it will take you there.  I would appreciate it greatly though if you go through me to purchase at Ann's store that you please let her know as this will help us to see how I am going.

Thank you for viewing this tutorial.  I have several others makes that I have to upload so hopefully within the next couple of weeks you will be flooded with makes and then will come the drought. lol

Take care and see you soon



  1. Jane this is fantastic!!! I am blown away by your creativity and how you have thought 'outside the box' well done, you have done amazing!! xx


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