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Wedding Bells . . . and Godzilla

Wedding Bells . . . and Godzilla

My only daughter, Gloria—who works in Demonstrator Support—is getting married. Hurray!! And I have to say, it has been the most delightful experience watching all of this transpire. She and her husband, Robby, met at Southern Virginia University and suffice it to say—it’s curtains for both of them. They’re so in love. And they are pretty adorable.

The date is set, and as it turns out, I was assigned cardmaking duties. Their colors are red and brown (she loves red and he loves brown)—so I began experimenting with the possibilities. My daughter and I both love the Cheers to Love Stamp Set from the new annual catalog, so I began by CASEing one of the cards on pg. 71.

As it turned out, neither Glo nor Robby loved that card, so I tried again.  (Sniff! I think it’s so cute!)

The two cards on the right got the thumbs up.

Finally, we settled on this one. Can you tell that we love the Real Red and Very Vanilla patterns in the new Flashback Designer Series Paper? But my daughter and I agreed that it still needed a little something.

I added a layered butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches. (Though the embellishment looks like a Basic Pearl, it’s actually a Basic Rhinestone.) I also used Crumb Cake Cardstock and Gold Foil Sheets. I cut out the oval frames using the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.

Then we needed invitation inserts, so I created them using MDS—and yes, those ARE Godzilla figurines. (Gloria and Robby are both big fans.) Fortunately, their photographer understood Godzilla fandom. We have several dramatic shots of Mr. & Mrs. Godzilla posing on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

My daughter and her fiancé are both writers and want a fairy tale theme for their reception, so I am making faux books for each table using empty boxes, Flashback Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Real Red, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The new, heart-shaped Sweetheart Punch would work perfectly with this!

(The back of the book.)

And here is a banner I made using the Celebration Basics Kit. The flowers were created using the Big Shot, the Floral Frames Collection, Real Red Cardstock, and White Filter Paper.

Donna G. from Demonstrator Training was kind enough to show me how to make tassels for the banner.

I used White Filter Paper. (Donna spritzed her White Filter Paper using Crushed Curry ink.) Adhere Sticky Strip to the top of the Filter Paper. Make cuts every quarter inch, as shown. Roll up the tassel using a wooden skewer. I stacked a few sheets on top of one another so I could make several tassels at the same time. Tip: pencil lines on the paper to help with cutting.

You’ll probably be seeing a few more wedding posts from me before the summer is over! You should see our living room after a weekend of invitation-making with Gloria’s soon-to-be family. It’s one big wedding/papercrafting mess! But to me, it is truly lovely. ;-)

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer



  • Cindy B.

    Nov 26

    You are all so kind! Thanks so much!

  • Barbara Becker

    Nov 26

    Love all of this! And I also love a happy ending. Congrats to the happy couple.

  • Michele Zygmunt

    Nov 26

    Very nice! Thanks too for the tips on tassel making.

  • Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek

    Nov 26

    I love it! I do weddings, too, and will surely snag a couple of these adorable ideas for future events. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!