Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #15 – All the Pretty Flowers

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Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #15 – All the Pretty Flowers

Happy Monday, everyone!  I’m writing to you today as a guest designer for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, and I’m awfully excited to be a part of the September challenges!  The current challenge is #15, and here are the details:

Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. “Dig” out those flowers and use them on your project!
It’s like this challenge was made for me!  I have lots of flowered paper, a bunch of die-cut flowers that are just waiting to be assembled, flower punches waiting to be used, and most of all, pre-made flowers that I take out and admire regularly (but never use).  For this challenge, I decided to finally put to use some of those precious pre-made flowers on a matching card-and-envelope set.  Take a look:
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I started with papers from the DCWV Primrose Stack, cut them all to size and distressed them a little bit.  Then, I stamped my favorite “Mr & Mrs” stamp in a blue that I rarely use, fussy cut it, and layered it over a couple die cuts.  I adorned the corners with my Spellbinders Garden Weave die (garden/flowers, same difference…right?), then added some antique blue satin ribbon I had leftover from an order.  I dug through my hoard of buttons (also rarely used because what if I use this button now and need it later? WHAT IF!?) and picked a simple cream button to tie the bow together.  Then, after I’d layered everything to my liking, I pulled out the treasured flowers and started arranging.  I originally planned to use more flowers, to make a veritable garden on my card, but it wasn’t working.  After all, it’s kind of important to see the pretty paper underneath, right?  I was pleased that the paper I did choose had that lovely spray of little blue flowers to give the appearance of a bigger garden, so to speak.  Anyway, here’s the inside of the card:
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Yes, I fussy cut those little tiny flowers.  Yes, I’m crazy.  I would’ve liked to include some of the “real” flowers on the inside, but it would have been too bulky.  No good, so I stuck with simple.  Finally, I lined an envelope to match:
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Now it’s your turn!  Get inspired by the projects created by the design team and guest designers, then create your very own flowered project and enter it on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog by Sunday, September 14th at midnight PT.  The design team will pick their favorites, and TWO talented winners will be chosen to receive prizes from this month’s sponsors, Crafty Secrets and Heartfelt Creations!  For challenge rules and more details, visit the Craft Hoarders blog.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked today’s post and are inspired to create your own project for the Craft Hoarder’s Anonymous challenge!  Have a lovely day 🙂

Wedding Wednesday – Don’t Forget the Favors!

Hello, all!  It’s that time of the week again!  Wedding Wednesday, the place to be for brides on a budget looking for beautiful, fun, and affordable wedding stationery.  Today I bring you another goody for your reception.  Take a look:

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This little box is perfect for sending your guests home with a small thank you treat – candy, mints, key chains, you name it!  The box measures 2 x 2 x 1″ and features a removable hand-stamped and embossed personalized medallion.  It’s made from 100% recycled paper, so it’s perfect for the environmentally-conscious couple.

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Great for outdoor or rustic weddings and easy to personalize.  It does come empty, though; it’s up to you to fill it with something special 🙂

If you like what you’ve seen, please use the buttons below the post to share this on facebook, twitter, and pinterest!  If you have questions or are interested in placing an order, feel free to contact me.  You can also find this box and my other designs in my Etsy shop.  Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this post with others.  Your support means the world to me!

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Wedding Wednesday – Recycled Paper Wedding Program

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I’m very excited to share another new design with you today!  Since my “Natural Invitations” design on recycled paper has proven to be one of my most popular, and because I’m a HUGE fan of continuity across a line of stationary, I decided to create a program to match the Natural Invites.  Have a look and let me know what you think:

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The finished product measures 7″ x 4.25″ and features distressed edges, embossed floral image, twine bow, and a “love” watermark.  Have a look at the inside:

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The first page has space for your wedding party, as well as a plaque with your names and ceremony information


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The second page has plenty of space for all the details of the ceremony

As usual, this design is easy to customize and great for brides on a budget – not to mention the 100% recycled paper and natural hemp cord are environmentally friendly!  If you’re interested in placing an order for this program or any of my other designs, feel free to contact me through this blog or email me at  If you know someone who might like this design, please share it with them!  And even if you don’t know anyone personally, please go ahead and share this post on your facebook, twitter, and pinterest pages using the buttons below.  I appreciate your support more than I can express!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

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A Natural Wedding

Hi everybody!  I have another handmade, affordable wedding invitation set for you today.  It’s a perfect set for brides on a budget who want an outdoor ceremony or rustic venue.  Check it out:

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The paper is 100% recycled kraft cardstock, for the environmentally conscious couple.  The image is hand stamped, clear embossed, and repeated on the RSVP card.  The set is also available in recycled white and ivory!

If you’re interested in ordering these invitations, feel free to send me a  message through the “Contact Me” tab at the top of the page.  If you know someone who might be interested in these invitations, please share this link with them.  And even if you aren’t interested and don’t know anyone who might be, I’d really appreciate it if you would share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social networking site!

A big THANK YOU for all your support!