Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Designer Showcase: Wedding

Welcome to Wednesday and another Designer Showcase. It's Cathy here, and our theme this week is Weddings.  With the beautiful weather of the Spring season, we see lots of weddings on the calendar, so we thought it was a good time to share a few projects to help give you some ideas. There are so many details and  activities involved in getting ready for a wedding. There are plans to be made, people to be contacted and  parties to attend.  It is a wonderful time when families and friends come together to celebrate. We've included  some project ideas for each of the steps along the way.

The question has been popped, and the answer is "yes"!!  They are engaged!  This sweet card celebrates the joy and anticipation. I made this for my sister who recently got engaged. I thought this silhouette image was perfect on it's own. So I kept the card design simple and elegant.

This is a framed shadow box that I created for my niece as a shower gift.  I used digital scrapbook papers to create the design, and the rolled roses. I designed their names and date in a heart shape. This makes a great personal gift for a shower, wedding or anniversary.

There are many opportunities for capturing great photographs at weddings. Cindy used photos from both during and after the ceremony to create this heartfelt page of the exchanging of the rings.  The journaling that she included is the vows that she and her husband exchanged. One of the things most dear to Cindy on this page is having those vows written in their own handwriting.  That really makes the emotional page even more personal. What a great idea!

Dolores created the amazing digital page. I love the elegance of the scalloped edges, the flourish and lace touches. I love how she uses the lace to mat the photo, like the edges of the gown train that are flowing in the photo. The colors are so perfect for accenting the beautiful photo. This is such a gorgeous page!

This glamorous page is by Vicky. The circles are perfect on a wedding page to represent the unbroken link of the couples vows and unending love.  The flourished edge to the outer circle, and the beautiful flowers really add to the elegance of the page. The neutral colors really compliment that photo while allowing it to take center stage.  It is stunning!

Showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. There are a lot of festive times surrounding a couple as they approach the big day.  Having cards to share with them is another fun way you can bring your creativity into the plans. The above is a pop up card that I made. I recolored the digital elements (flower clusters on the inside of the card) so they would match the wedding colors.

To create this wedding card, I used a bit of old lace and some rub-ons.  The elegant edge was created by combining several border punched papers.  This card could also be used as an anniversary card.

Finally there is the honeymoon. A wonderful ritual of escape from the everyday for the newly married couple. I created this page featuring a view key photos from my honeymoon. A great way to sum up the wonders of a fantastic trip on just one page.

We hope these projects give you some great ideas for capturing the joy, emotion and excitement of a wedding.


  1. A beautiful work, very original first card, a greeting.

  2. Cathy the way to "talk" about our projects makes them even prettier!

  3. I love all the projects! Beautiful!