Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Casino Theme Couples Wedding Shower

A few pictures of details from the casino-themed couples shower/party . . . .

Box for loose greeting cards.

Guests wrote messages to the lucky couple on a deck of white/blank-back playing cards (found on Amazon.com).

"Pick a card, any card!"

Elvis made an appearance to deliver the message, "Thank you for celebrating with us!"

Black and white Linzer heart cookies from Foodstuffs were a casino-like favor.

Swirlz mini cupcakes are one of my party staples.  Delicious, and much more approachable that full-sized cupcakes!  

Whole Foods flower bouquets re-arranged into small vases, playing cards stamped with "T&A," purple heart confetti and gold chocolate coins served as table centerpieces.

More cupcakes on the bar.

My first project with my new Silhouette Cameo cutting tool (thanks, Mom!) is impossible to see in these pictures.  I used the tool to cut big letters and mounted the letters on playing cards with spray adhesive.  Strung together, the cards created a "Tiffany & Andy SigeRICH in LOVE" banner that hung over the pizza and salad buffet table.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Casino Theme Shower Invitations

I took inspiration from these vibrant Vegas-themed invitations and played on my girlfriend's future last name (Sigerich) to create a casino-esque theme for their couples shower.  "SigeRICH in LOVE" was the tag line for the invitations and other creative elements of the shower decor.  The casino/Vegas theme is great for a wedding shower with lots of uses for HEARTS and CLOVERS (lucky in love, the lucky pair . . . )!  

I tried to emulate the typography-style invitations and stationary I've been eyeing in stores and on other blogs of late.  I used the following fonts, all either free from dafont.com or standard on a Mac:   
  • AdamGorry - Lights - hard to tell from these photos, but looks somewhat marquee-like)
  • Brush Script MT
  • Charcoal CY
  • EcuyerDAX
  • Ecolier_court

My apologies for the blurry photography . . . Playing cards served as both a decorative tag and a method to relay registry information:  "Don't roll the dice, make a sure bet at Macy's & Williams-Sonoma."  I attached the cards with red and white Baker's twine

Sunday, March 11, 2012

OMG (congratulations!)

We have arrived at an exciting stage in life and feel oh so happy to celebrate wonderful news of babies and marriage with our loved ones!  I created these note cards to express this joy to our friends.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Preppy Print Key Chain

I am always misplacing my work keys on my busy desk, so I decided to make a fun key chain to help them stand out among the clutter.  I designed some bright prints and loopy monograms on my computer, and cut them to fit a 2x3 photo key chain.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Burnin' Love Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!

I took inspiration from a matchbook greeting card I saw at Papyrus for my Valentines this year and re-created a version of my own.  I LOVE the matchbook, heart-tipped matches, and "burnin' love" message.

Sending you wishes for a HOT Valentine's Day!  :-)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

V-Day Rosette Wreath

My weekend craft project was cheap and simple!

Materials used:
- two small rolls of crepe paper
- heart wreath from Michael's
-  basic glue (i.e. Elmer's)
- hot glue gun
- ribbon

The project is delightfully simple!

1.  cut the crepe paper in various lengths

2.  crinkle the crepe paper in a ball to add more texture and volume

3.  unwind the crepe paper and start to roll into a rosette, starting with a tight roll in the center, and loosening as you go to create the effect of the petals

4.  use a bit of Elmer's glue to hold the end in place

5.  hot glue the rosette to the pre-made wreath

6.  finish with a ribbon and anchor to your door!

I was inspired by a similar wreath for sale on Etsy, and took some tips from this great tutorial.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ode to Cards of Valentine's Days Past

February arrived today -- where does time go?!  January seemed to speed by especially fast this year because of the delightfully mild winter we've been experiencing in the Midwest.  Keep it coming!

To celebrate February's dawn, a look back at my handmade Valentine's Day cards from the past two years . . .