Heart Confetti

The first the decision is what to choose to have printed on these cute little paper hearts, your names, your wedding vows, lyrics to your special song whatever you choose it is printed in the typeface of your choice and the font colour of your choice also, and because they are double sided you could have different on each side if you couldn’t decide on your names or your new Mr & Mrs title!

I then print the words onto a very high quality slightly pearlescent off white paper, I then cut the hearts shapes and then pop them into a personalised envelope just for you.

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Coloured Confetti Hearts

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The Making of the Elephant Invitations

I blogged this on my previous blog, but wanted to share it again with you here.

I thought I would share with you how I made these romantic elephant wedding invitations for a wonderful couple who are planning their wedding in Sri Lanka.

Elephants ready to go

The design is printed onto high quality pearlescent card, and then using a clean brush I brushed water around the image allowing it to seep in slightly, this gives me a better base to be able to tear the card with.
I follow this method for every elephant image, creating a square with torn edges every one ends up different which I think is so exciting as no 2 invites will be the same, how unique.

The next stage was to sew a zig zag stitch each side of the image, with a sewing machine that kept dropping stitches you can imagine how time consuming this was I have to admit a lot of elephants ended up in the bin!
All the threads then need to be pulled through and tidied up on the back you need lots of patience for this.
I can now say with thanks to my Mum I have a brand new sewing machine x
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Things are now beginning to take shape.
I printed each card onto the same pearlescent high quality card, this is achieved by creating the background colour and overlaying the date of the wedding. Each is scored in half and then guillotined to size.
 We’re not there yet, using a strong adhesive I mounted each hand torn elephant image onto the scored card and left them while they dried.
I then worked on the insert which carried the text for the invitation, printed on matching pearlescent paper each invite had the guests’ name incorporated making it much more personal than a general invitation.

The finished articles

Next was the R.S.V.P.’s and the information cards, printed onto the same card at a size slightly smaller than the main invitation. Also pre-printed reply envelopes and printed addressee envelopes.
I mounted the insert and then started on tying the ribbon, again you need to have lots of patience for this and very nimble fingers so that you tie it tight enough, any slack and it will look shoddy.
Once the ribbon was in place I made sure the knot was at the middle front and on the inside the R.S.V.P. is tucked behind the ribbon along with the envelope which must me tucked over it and then the information card on top, this is the usual order but it can be altered you don’t have to follow the rules!
I love making these invitations and on this occasion the image was so apt as the wedding is in Sri Lanka.
The bride and groom were very happy with them and I am sure they will have an amazing day.

 

Your Little Wedding Day Helpers

Activity books for your little helpers is a great keepsake of your & their special day.These darling books are completely personalised with their names, the date of your wedding and filled with references of you to remind them of how the went.

Simple sentences for them to complete about the venue and what you exchanged once you said your vows there is a cake for them to decorate. There is even a clock to they can draw the hands of the time you got married and a last page which says at bedtime you drive off & live happily ever after. Lots of spaces for photos including the front cover complete the gift and all of this is packaged in a pretty decorated box with their name printed onto a tag.

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Handmade and personalised at only £15.00 Handmade and personalised at only £15.00

An Introduction from me

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Welcome to my Perfect Day Wishes blog..this is new and all shiny and I intend on keeping it that way by sharing with you interesting information, articles and help as well as showcasing a my own stories.

Firstly I will introduce myself I design and handcraft wedding stationery whether it be a bespoke item or off the peg the level of detail and quality is the same. If you see something and think I’d like that but maybe with a little tweak here or a little adjustment there, then please all you have to do is ask and I will see if it can be done.

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