Sunday, September 22, 2019

Altenew Post- The Wedding Program and More!

Hello friends!
 What a BUSY weekend I have...
Yesterday was the wedding, today is my turn over Altenew Card Blog!
As I have been sharing peeks of the wedding, today's post is all about the wedding program and more. 
Today''s post is all about Altenew's way of "Crafting Your Life". I am sharing how I used the Book Club Stamp & Die Set creatively with the wedding program.  Yes, wedding bells you hear! My daughter Stephanie enlisted my help to decorate her wedding program many months ago.
(all product links are highlighted and listed at the end of this post)


We looked into gate-fold style designs and although there were many options, they seem to be too "fussy" for the wedding couple's Clean and Simple style. When I presented Stephanie a selection of Altenew stamps and dies, the Book Club Stamp & Die was clearly the winner!


This set allows the wedding attendees to open and close the program without any strings attached.  What's even better is, this design showcases Stephanie and Greg's wedding logo prominently. He plays guitar and she plays cello. Based on that, the couple designed their logo to celebrate this beautiful union.

Once the design was tested, we set out to emboss and die cut all 120 of them. It seemed daunting at first, but once we set up each station for various tasks, the wedding program enclosures were all done in less than 24 hours!  The "Rose Gold Embossing Powder" provides just the perfect rich gold color and textures!


With  Book Club Die glued on the right side, this is how the wedding program with the insert look when opened. Of course, I ended up having 120 circle dies left with this wedding project! I decided to challenge myself to use up some of the circles and came up with 4 thank-you cards.

 I inked up the circles with Misty Morning 6 Mini Ink Cube Set. The Altenew ink cubes as they BLEND so beautifully together.  The dotted image from Dot Art Stamp Set has just the right touches!


 Here is another version with Ballet Slippers 6 Mini Ink Set. When I stamped the image, I chose the darkest ink in the set ( Galactic Stream and Grapevine) to make the image a stand-out. The stamping is easier with a stamping positioner such as MISTI.


 It is even more apparent that with a special occasion like this, crafting holds a very special place in my life. It gives me joy, comfort and help me celebrate the huge milestone in my family's life.


You might be wondering how the wedding went yesterday?
The ceremony and dinner all went smoothly and it was a BEAUTIFUL day with fine weather. Needless to say, everyone loved the wedding program. I want to thank Altenew, especially Jennifer Rzasa, who designed the incredible Book Club Stamp Set.  "Craft Your Life" is not just a statement, it's the truth!

I now am recovering from the festivities from yesterday. I would love it if you can leave me a comment over Altenew Card Blog!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Cindy C. said...

Virginia you did well!! Stephanie is blessed to have a talented mom like you. :) Really enjoy reading this post and seeing your lovely works. Have a restful day!! Hugs!!

conil said...

All those leftover circles came in handy for the thank you cards. Good job designing the program. It is elegant the the stamp/die surrounds that clever logo perfectly. Congratulations to the young couple...may their marriage be full of love and prosperity.

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! What gorgeous programs you created!! Congratulations on your daughters wedding!! I love the gold you used and the beautiful violin image. And you are a GENIUS to figure out a way to use all those circles!!! GREAT card design!!

Arlene said...

Elegant wedding program. Wonderful Thank you cards. Good job, proud mom.

Denise Bryant said...

The wedding programs turned out beautifully! Very elegant look! Love the logo!
Now for all those circles.... I am picturing some fun jack o' lanterns for Halloween cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Beautiful Virginia! Such a lovely idea.Congrats to the lovely couple too.

pcm said...

just had to order this set (with your link)! lovely. congrats to you and your family!

I Card Everyone said...

I'd say there were beautiful strings attached!! Wherever did you find the cello and guitar stamps? Perfectly tuned, and beautifully made, Virginia!
Congratulations to the bride, and groom!

MadeByMeghanK said...

CONGRATS and OMG! Your daughter is so lucky to have you to create such awesome programs and thank yous!

Vicki Finger said...

What a gorgeous display of a large project! I know Stephanie and Greg were over the moon to have something made by you! What a fantastic job you did!

Vikki H said...

These programs were an amazing gift for the wedding guests and bridal couple. I've made several bookmarks and cards with this set and am thankful for the designer's talents. I love the simple, modern look of your "leftover" ty cards. Rest, relax and rejoice with your wonderful weekend memories.

Karthikha said...

Fantastic work to pull off so many cards in 24 hours!! And very classic and elegant, love their logo too! :) Eagerly awaiting more cards using the circles! :)

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding. Beautiful job on Stephanie’s wedding invites and program. I love he “pointillism” vine stamp and how you placed it on those discrete circles of color.

Jen P said...

Gorgeous! Your daughter is so blessed to have you for a mom with this amazing talent to create beautiful works of art! said...

Congratulations on a job well done!
All the wedding stationery was beautiful
and the whole day seem to have been
a huge success!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and creative wedding program--love the guitar and cello. I like how you used the leftover circles too.

b.p. said...

Great work on the wedding programme; it looked even more elegant in person, and it completely matches their style! (you should ask her about her wedding card from us - you might recognize it)

Purple Princess said...

absolutely stunning!!