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Stampin' Up! Love and Laughter Wedding Cards .....

This weekend I have been creating some handmade wedding cards. I don't have a wedding to go to until later in the year, but I wanted to play with the Love and Laughter stamp set and matching Wedding Words jumbo wheel from the Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue.

I went for a subtle colour combination of Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White and silver embossing. I tried to make these clean and simple, with a little bling! For this one I have used Dazzling Diamonds on the Heart and Irridescent Ice embossing powder on the wheeled area to create some sparkle. I love how perfectly the Pink Pirouette ribbon matches my wheeled cardstock. My favourite reason for creating with Stampin' Up! products.

Wedding 1

For this one I have just clear embossed the wheeled image with clear embossing powder for a different subtle look. The Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch gives a nice subtle border here too. Perfect for elegant wedding cards.

Wedding 2

Some stamping tips when recreating these cards:

  • The embossing buddy is a must! Rub it over your cardstock before wheeling to make sure the embossing powder goes exactly where you want it to.
  • Irridescent Ice gives a subtle glitter embossed finish without needing to use Heat and Stick Powder.
  • The BigShot Multipuporse adhesive sheets are perfect for adding Dazzling Diamonds to punched or die cut shapes. It gives a really uniform coating which I love.


Like to learn more Stamping Tips and Techniques?

My next $10 a month technique club (and last one for 2012) is commencing the first week of August 2012 and I am taking new sign-ups until July 31st only. You will learn stacks of new techniques, make a cool little technique book and get 19 exclusive card tutorials. You will also get a free 2012/2103 Stampin' Up! catalogue sent out when they are available.

You can find all the information and sign up details for the club here.  Here's what the ladies who are already halfway through their technique club have had to say. 

"I love my little book!"

"I have been stamping for quite a while but I have already learnt so many new ways to use my stash."

"I loved the last card tutorial. I made my upline a birthday card using it and she thought I was so clever."

"I look forward to my envelope form you each month and I can't wait to sit down that very night and start this months technique"

"Thankyou for letting demonstrators do your club. I am very new to Stampin' Up! and it has really helped me gain some confidence."

New Tutorials available for Purchase

I've also added two new tutorial packages (you just buy the PDF instructions) to my tutorial shop page for those who like to get some step by step projects instructions. Find them here.

Think that's all for today. Hope you are well and happy and you leave my blog with a smile on your face,

Claire xx