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In DIY, Home Decor, Silhouette, Weddings on
September 19, 2017

Personalized Ringbearer Sign

 

You guys, it has been a busy couple months for me and with the upcoming holidays and birthdays (yes, all four in my family have Nov-Dec-Jan birthdays), I don’t see an end in sight! But luckily, I can involve crafting in the chaos and that’ll feed my creativity! As for my sanity, what’s that?

Last weekend was my last wedding for 2017! For the couple, I created a unique ringbearer sign that turned out so well that I want to share it with you!

There were two ringbearers so one carried the pillow and the other carried this sign. Acrylic/glass wedding signage are all the rage right now but they can be so expensive and unfortunately is a one-time use item. No bueno! But I wasn’t about to give up, I knew there was another way to do it. So, I found a super affordable way (like 1/3 of the price) to make a similar-looking sign that can also function as home decor after the wedding! The frame is a floating frame so the newlyweds can simply peel off the cardstock text, wipe the glass clean, and insert their favorite photo from the wedding. I heart practicality.

This project was so easy to make and is a fabulous way to get creative and clever in coming up with a personalized message. Want to make one? Of course, why wouldn’t you? It even doesn’t have to be for a wedding! Check out the tutorial below!

 

Where to buy specific craft supplies: 12in x 12in floating framemetallic gold brushstroke paper

 

 

In Cardmaking, DIY, Silhouette, Weddings on
July 13, 2017

Heart Cutout Card for Bride-to-Be (tutorial)

Two of my friends are getting married! Hooray! A little-known fact about me…I am also a wedding planner/coordinator taking on a few clients a year. Thank goodness I was married pre-Pinterest because if Pinterest was around, I probably would have had the longest engagement period either making everything DIY or constantly changing my mind on design elements like escort card displays!

Luckily, I know where to turn to when I need to make cute cards! A quick search through the Silhouette Design Store, I stumbled upon a beautiful cutout card design where the file actually came with two cards. PERFECT!

Here’s how I made the card above:

You will need:

  • Silhouette CAMEO
  • Cutting Mat
  • Design ID #37499
  • Solid-colored cardstock
    • I used a 12in x 12in coral sheet for the card
    • Two 5.5in square pieces in white
    • White and dark blue leftover scraps to make the “Congrats” word embellishment
  • Patterned scrapbook paper (Each piece was 2.5in x 5.5in. I recommend a non-busy pattern/design)
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Glue (I used Tombow Multi Liquid Glue…it’s THE BEST! A must have!)

Step-by-step tutorial:

  1. In Silhouette Studio, set your page size to 12in x 12in. Then open Design ID#37499 from your library.
  2. Right-click and ungroup. Now you have separated the top card from the bottom card.
  3. Starting with either the top or bottom card, right-click again and select Release Compound Path.
  4. For my card, I deleted “TRUE LOVE”
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 for the other card.
  6. Send to Silhouette using proper cut settings. NOTE: I selected Double Cut to ensure a clean cut.
  7. Peel the cards off cutting mat once cutting has finished and fold along the perforated lines.
  8. Use your adhesive tape runner to stick your 5.5in white square pieces on the inside of the card, where you write your message.
  9. Next, put dimensional adhesives around the heart’s perimeter on the inside flap of the card.

  10. Place dimensional adhesive on the corners of the patterned paper with paper facing up. Flip this piece over and place it on top of the inside flap of the card. NOTE: Make sure you align the flap edge with the pattern paper edge. GREAT! You’ve now created a “shadow box” appearance with the card.
  11. To make the “Congrats” word embellishment, I simply typed it in Silhouette. Because it’s a script font, I welded the text so that the letters connected.
  12. Next, I created an offset to make the white background behind “Congrats”
  13. If you’re making two cards, be sure to do steps 10-11 twice! Raise your hand if you like to work efficiently!
  14. Sent both to Silhouette to cut and glued them together with my Tombow Multi Liquid Glue.
  15. Lastly, I placed dimensional adhesives on the back of the embellishment and centered it over the cutout heart. The embellishment also helps keep the card closed!

These cards were quick to whip up and are so dang cute! You can change the word embellishment to anything that fits your needs. The delicate cutout design truly showcases the precision-cutting capability of the Silhouette cutting machine!!

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In Graphic Design, Weddings on
May 25, 2017

Sam + Will Wedding Stationery Collection

A dear friend of mine, Samantha, married her sweetheart William earlier this year and I was so honored to play a part of her wedding as both wedding coordinator and stationery designer! I have created wedding print items in the past for previous clients but never a full collection that included Save the Date Postcards, Table Signs, and Wedding Invitations. I even created the couple’s wedding logo, which was sprinkled throughout the wedding decor so that it pulled together a cohesive look. Since I was their wedding coordinator, I understood their overall wedding design vision and was able to translate that into the stationery aesthetics. Their wedding took place at Ace Hotel, a modern retro boutique hotel nestled near the base of the majestic Palm Springs mountains.

Table Signs
The couple’s favorite and memorable cities were the inspiration for the table signs. The design was simple to suit the style of the wedding and the colors used were from the wedding palette. Lastly, the opaque geometric background pattern not only provides subtle visual interest but it pulls in that retro factor to match the venue’s ambiance.

Table Sign for Bride’s Best Friends (aka Bridesmaids). Photo by April Smith Photography

 

Couple’s Wedding Logo
Emphasis on geometric shapes were used throughout, especially hexagons and triangles. The couple’s wedding logo features a double hexagon framing their initials and wedding date. I loved how well the brush script harmonized with the hexagon’s clean lines. I feel like you can’t have one design element without the other, or if you went with one style, how differently the overall logo would feel/look.

Couple’s Wedding Logo featured on matchbook favors. Photo by April Smith Photography

 

Wedding Logo on Bean Bag Toss

 

Wedding Invitations
Sam, Will, and I went through a couple iterations with the main wedding invitation and I am SO thrilled how it turned out in the end! The circular design softened the angular geometric background. The mix of fonts was a playful touch. On the back, we highlighted local points of interest with the use of vector images. The RSVP postcard was a simple way to minimize extra inserts in the invitation suite. The couple loved receiving RSVPs with fun little drawings and wedding wishes from loved ones.

 

 

Photo by April Smith Photography

 

Wedding season is pretty good year-round here in Southern California but many couples like to take advantage of the summer breaks and long sunny days so we are entering peak wedding season. If you are engaged or know a couple who will be tying the knot, send me a message at studioxtine[at]gmail.com…I’d love to help create a story through personalized wedding stationery!

 

 

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