Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding Affaire!

It's Wedding Week at Cuttlebug Challenge, and I have created one of the Invitations for today's post. We are working with the most wonderful paper collections.....Core'dination's Gemstone Onyx and Opal and Pink Tutu! As well as Teresa Collins Mr. & Mrs. Collection, with it's elegant Damasks, stripes, and roses.

I've chosen to make a tri-fold card, starting with 12 inch wide Core'dinations paper, and scoring it to fit the printed invitation in the center, which is 4 inches, then a 1/8 inch score, which would create a tiny "box" style fold so the inside butterfly won't be squashed!

Placing each front section into the Cuttlebug with the 5x7 Romance folder was a bit tricky. Place one section in the folder, with the other piece folded backward under the folder. With this much Core'dinations paper in your Cuttlebug, you will probably have to adjust your plate sandwich. I used a C Plate, and a chipboard shim to get the correct pressure. After embossing one section, I sanded the paper to let the design show, because when embossing the second section it tends to flatten it a little bit, and by sanding it before hand, it doesn't seem to be a problem. Repeat the embossing step by inserting the other "front" section into the folder, and folding the other one behind the folder, so it doesn't get messed up. Layer the sandwich and run through the Cuttlebug. Sand the raised image, and you are ready to construct the card.

Here you can see the embossing on the outside and the inside of the card "fronts".

Next I created the Belly Band with a strip of Mr. & Mrs. designer paper, scoring it on the sides to match the scores of the card, and gluing it under the damask medallion. The medallion is also cut from Mr. & Mrs. designer paper. The Butterfly is cut from the Cricut Give A Hoot cartridge, first in Pink Tutu Core'dinations, and then in Black Onyx. The little flowers are from Michael's wedding department, and the little roses are delightful ones I've found from WildOrchid! (You MUST check them out!) All of this is glued together with my favorite, Zip Dry, by Beacon.

I do hope you will drop over to Cuttlebug Challenge every day this week to see what the fabulous Design Team is creating! This will be taking wedding inspiration to the top!!!

Have a wonderful week!

Happy crafting ~


Jessie said...

Ooooh Betty it's soooo beautiful! Love the colours too! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Betty! Where is the Romance Folder from? Is it a new one - it really adds alot. With a card this special who needs a gift! LOL Marita

Muggy2 said...

My grandson is getting married and his fiance wants to make their announcements so your site is a must for me everyday this week! Love your work.

BettyBee said...

Marita, the folder is actually called Meadow Lark (sorry!) and it is from the Home Shopping Network exclusive Romance bundle. It is still available on their website then search Cuttlebug.

So glad you liked my card! Check out the rest of the items to come this week!!

nadine said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

The invitation is gorgeous and I Love those butterflies!

Anonymous said...


this card is superb how did you make the butterfly on the front, could add to blog as i don't know how to do it. Would also appreciate some help with using CD's if you can help me, i have just bought a cd. when i load it onto my system it opens up but i want to be able to copy and paste the images onto a new page so i can print out different sizes, some how this is not happening, any help you can provide with with would be much appreciated.

many thanks bev

Rosemary said...

Your creations are the ones I keep finding myself saying - that's my favorite, so naturally I had to check out your blog! Love this invitation!

Sylvia said...

Wow..this whole project is awesome. I love the array of butterflies gathered together. You gave some great inspiration with this and thanks for sharing you special talents.

Gloria said...


Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Such nice work, thanks for sharing. I have a prob trying to get bigger pieces onto the plates too. I like that tip... sand 1st! thx!

Handmade by Odette said...

Awesome piece of art Betty!!
Love every single detail!