Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For the perfect {pair}

Ahhh, weddings! They bring a tear of joy to my eye! Maybe even more than one! This past weekend I had the joy of watching a dear friend take her wedding vows. My heart was full to bursting with happiness for them. A great wedding also brings one more opportunity for my dear hubs and I to knowingly glance at one another and when our eyes meet we are thinking the same thing, " we still got it!" Yep, I can easily say we still got that sparkle of new love with a healthy dollop of history and experiences together resting jauntily on top. LOVE IT! So back to my friends wedding...They do make the perfect pair so why not a couple of pears to symbolize their sweet relationship? I loved this concept when I saw it at my brother and sister in law's wedding. They included the most perfect green pears to the entryway of their wedding hall. I've had this idea filed away for almost 5 years! So glad to see it come together in paper fashion here on this card.
Going the clean and simple route but with some cool details. OK, I seriously know I need to go to therapy for my overuse of the cuttlebug swiss dots folder but DANG! How can I stop...they are PERFECT on just about everything. :)
The sentiment was printed in word and then there are the black bling. I was stunned to find I owned no black bling! BUT, staz on refill and some clear mini gems to the rescue and voila! black bling!
And since I extra pieces of pear hanging about from my trials through the cricut, I went ahead and fashioned an envelope label using word for their monogram and nestabilities for the ovals. This pear got a little clear glitter as well. The envelope was run through with non other than the famous swiss dots folder. It makes a great center accent!
Thanks for stopping by today! I really appreciate it! Back with more tomorrow....

Cardstock: Stampin Up! and georgia pacific
Cricut cartridge: home accents
glitter: martha stewert
ink: staz on
embosser: cuttlebug swiss dots
corner rounder: ek success
other: liquid applique (for black seeds), ribbon, microsoft word, fiskars handheld punch


Elise said...

Fun with puns AND pears! How darling and whispery and ELEGANT: love that, SLD! You THINK of everything! Great work! Great inspiration and, ONCE again: great photos! WOWEE!

tg said...

Love how you made these pears so juicy! I can't wait to try the embossing on the envelope, that is a great idea.

Sometimes I am shocked at the colors I just do not have...staz on has saved me a time or two.

I just placed a healthy sized order at PTI so I am very happy to be getting so much good inspiration!

Karen said...

What a perfectly peared card and envie! Sorry...couldn't help myself! But, I do love the coordinating envelope and the pears are too sweet! You've always got something great to show us, Dana!! :>

Scrapping Julie said...

ooooo, girl, this is fab-u-lous! i just made a card with the same pear on the cricut! fun stuff. love the light green. and the swiss dot treatment on the envelope...yes ma'am i am gonna try that myself!!

Ann said...

Absolutely fabulous! And I totally support your addiction to, er...use of Swiss Dots. It's not your fault they go with everything! ;)

Courtney Baker said...

It is ridiculous how much I like this card. It's just perfect!

The envelope is the perfect addition as well!