Monday, 17 February 2014

Guest Crafter - Butterfly Wedding Invitations By The Equally Lovely Denise.

The Equally Lovely Denise has put me to shame!!!  I have had a Silhouette machine since time began but have never really gone past the basics with it, and there’s Denise who has had her Cameo for five minutes and has hit the floor running!!!  So confident was she that she offered to make a friends wedding invitations ….  and what she made are so truly stunning  I just had to share them with you.
The brief was a vague outline of butterflies/cream/silver diamante and gold, Denise made three samples for the Bride To Be who couldn’t decide which she liked best, so Denise went with them all!!!
All the template downloaded and available from Silhouette Online http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/
Butterfly wedding Invitation 4The corner butterfly design is by Daniela Angelova butterfly card ID: #45128
Butterfly wedding invitaion 2They were made using cream and ivory linen card from Papermill Direct (some reversed in colour) with 4mm flat back diamante gems, and 'peel off' sentiments.
Butterfly wedding Invitaion 1The sideways design is by Jamie Koay Butterfly card ID: #11772 and is also made using cream linen card and trimmed with ivory Offray feather satin ribbon, with a small punched and layered butterfly in gold
Butterfly Wedding Invitation 3And finally, the geometric card with butterflies is another design by Daniela Angelova ID: #46905,  trimmed with Berisford silver edged satin ribbon in honey gold.
All the cards had inserts made using cream paper from Staples.
Denise calculated  that the cards averaged at about £1 each including factoring in for a new mat and blade.
The envelopes were a job lot bought on eBay  for, can you believe, £6.50 + £6.50 P&P for 600 in ivory/gold/white by bidding right up to the last minute!  OMG, what a bargain!!!
As I said, all stunning and as I gaze across at my own Silhouette, just ten inches away from me,  I really should pull my finger out and get to grips with it and use it more, especially when I see what can be done with it!!

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh Helen you should play with your machine....I've had mine almost a year and love love LOVE IT!!! Just this past week I played with some digi images and 'fussy' cut them out....no more scissors for me it did a fantastic job!...I don't know why I waited so long to try it was soooo simple! ...and I am by no means a computer geek, quite the opposite in fact!!! I have a cricut but I'm afraid the silhouette blows it out of the water! Two words...GO PLAY!

Cheryl W said...

Wow - tell Denise these are really lovely. I can understand why the friend couldn't make a decision!

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Denise is a clever lady. I love the invites, think the last one is my favourite though. What a great bargain the envelopes were! We got a solid wood coffee table in lovely condition for £9.99 just after Christmas on there. Take care.

Janice Wallace said...

Hi, like you I've had a sillouette for years. I played with at first, but apart from cutting letters for signs, I just so much prefer my dies. You don't get the embossing which I love otherwise. I think sillouette is probably great for batch cards, like these georgeous samples
Janice W

tilly said...

no wonder the lady could not choose, well done Denise...all great cards.
Like you I have a cricut I hardly use!I must make an effort
Tilly

marc said...

Denise those are all fab and what a bargain you got well done for using your cameo I have two crickets shame on me one i only used once still in box the next one is the new one used 2 times and I have A Cameo used once I also have lots of DIYs (I do use them lol) its a real sin not to use the things you have as I know there are peps out there who would love to own something I did give my robo cutter away and my cuttlebugs and extra DIYs so I do pass things on and I try and use or give away most things I have but some things are just made to stroke lol keep on crafting big love marc

marc said...

Denise those are all fab and what a bargain you got well done for using your cameo I have two crickets shame on me one i only used once still in box the next one is the new one used 2 times and I have A Cameo used once I also have lots of DIYs (I do use them lol) its a real sin not to use the things you have as I know there are peps out there who would love to own something I did give my robo cutter away and my cuttlebugs and extra DIYs so I do pass things on and I try and use or give away most things I have but some things are just made to stroke lol keep on crafting big love marc

Highland Monkey's said...

My word, what lovely cards, and how bargainous are the envelopes. Now you need to have a go at your cutter!