Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Big Fat Wedding Bow Card

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I have said before that I don't do big bows on cards....not that I don't like big bows, I love them!  They just don't mail well.  However, my niece is getting married on Saturday and since the reception is in my back yard, at my brother's house, I can hand-carry this little baby without fear of crushing it!!  I happened to find a gigantic spool of this wide organdy ribbon in my daughter's floral supplies stash, and she said I could have it!

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So, how's that for a big fat bow?  This really is not my style of card, but once in a while, I think it's fun to be a little extravagant!  The image is stamped in Craft Pure Plum on Shimmery White, embossed with Clear EP, then watercolored with Pale Plum reinkers.  The sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages is on a little CB Pale Plum tag.  Brushed Silver cardstock was put through the D'Vine Swirls CB folder and mounted on a Pale Plum card.  A few little rhinestones finish it off.

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My dad and my sister also asked me to make cards, so since the wedding colors are in the purple family, I made another one, a little more subdued ....but the jury is still out on this one too!  Just not too sure.   I realized that I just don't have any wedding stamps!  Horrors!

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This uses a combination of Happy Everything, Darling Dots, and Flourishes Holiday Greetings, along with a hand-written "a"!!!  I used some DCWV white-core paper on a Bordering Blue card.   My dad will probably use this one, as he won't want a frilly one!!! 

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And finally, from my stash, a golden oldie---no, maybe my dad will want THIS one, since he has a sense of humor:

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I believe this was the first Ronald McDonald set that SU came out with, but for the life of me, I can't find it in my catalogs!  Aw, it's kinda cute, isn't it!?  Anyone remember what year this is from?  You won't win a prize, just my undying gratitude!!!   Have a great day!

18 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

LeAnne, I just LOVE your big fat yummy ribbon! :) Gorgeous cards hun!

Beth said...

Your big, fat, bow is perfect! I love the brads in the heart, too. Fabulous wedding card! :) Beth

mudmaven said...

Love the big fat bow. That Ronald McD card is too cute too. I'll check in my stack of old catalogs and let you know if I find anything. ~chris

Leslie said...

great cards. the big fat bow is perfect.

Leigh said...

I love this big bow. Gorgeous.

Becca said...

All 3 cards are beautiful, I love the colours.

Maria Gurnsey said...

Oh I love the big fat bow!!! So simple and stunning :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh, these cards are wonderful! I LOVE the elegant card with the big bow - its just LOVELY! I love anything purple, so I'm sold on the 2nd one and the 3rd one just stole my heart immediately! Adorable!!!
Carol

Deb Neerman said...

GREAT cards!!!

And the first one looks good enough to eat! LOVE that ribbon!

Tammy Hershberger said...

They're all fabulous, LeAnne! LOVE the big, fat bow! It's so elegant and beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE the big fat wedding bow!!

Nicki said...

This is so lovely! love the big fat bow too! looks brill!
hugs
Nicki
x

Liza Yon said...

I love the big fat ribbon, it is my kind of card... TFS.

Stamp and Smile said...

I LOVE the FAT ribbon on the first card... "VERY" elegant! Plus the bling adds so much to the heart... all 3 cards are gems!! I had plum at my wedding 17 years ago... nice seeing it again!! Enjoy the wedding this weekend.. Michelle :)

Ann said...

FAB cards! I love that giant bow!

Juanita said...

I love the one you are using for yourself, but I love the second card and the third is just plain cute.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, that bow is luscious! The other two cards are great too! I love the sweet humorous one!

Julia Aston said...

What great wedding cards - love that big bow - I don't use them often either for the same reason! that kids card is adorable!