DIY Rubber Stamped Rose Paper Doily Coasters + a Quick Table Number Frame

You may remember my DIY Place Card and Menu from last week. Well, I promised to share with you the DIY for the doily coasters and the table number frame and I have them for you today. My Place Card / Favor Box and Menu / Centerpiece Holder were my submissions for the Say "I DO" with Xyron and Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge. Please don't forget to vote for my designs here and if I'm the lucky winner, one of my readers will win the very same AMAZING PACKAGE{s} OF CRAFTING GOODIES I received for this project and they are worth $1,000. 

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Rose Stamped Doily Coaster

These coasters are so fun and easy to make - and can easily be created with any stamps of your choice and even on patterned paper if you choose.

Supplies Needed:
3 1/2" Diameter Paper Doilies
Anna Griffin Floral Clear Stamps
Anna Griffin Ink Pads
Xyron Creative Station with the laminate cartridge
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Using the Anna Griffin clear rose stamp {the large one}, place it on the ink pad so just the rose gets the color and stamp on the doily centering the overall rose image.
2. Then stamp just the stem and leaves in the green ink pad and then onto the paper - aligning the rose part up so it connects perfectly.
3. Be sure to let it sit for a little while to be sure it's dry.
4. Once dried, run the doilies one at a time through the Xyron Creative Station using the laminate cartridge.
5. Once done you can simply cut around the outer edge of the doily to trim off the excess lamination and both sides of the doily are now sealed to prevent them from getting wet.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Super Easy Table Number Frame

This table number frame is so easy and so pretty.

Supplies Needed:
Anna Griffin Metallic Paper {or any paper of your choice}
Anna Griffin Dimensional Floral Stickers
Photo Frame of your choice
Paper Trimmer
Printer

Instructions:
1. Create a document in your favorite editing program sized fit your frame {mine was 5x7 and from Walmart}
2. Print the table number and trim to size
3. Place into your frame {I left off the glass to avoid reflection and so the paper texture and sparkle could be seen
4. Choose the dimensional floral stickers of your choice and place on your fram - I like odd numbers so I chose 3 stickers

An Outdoor Montana Wedding in the Glacier National Park with a Canoe

Today's wedding from Brett Birdsong Photography is absolutely breathtaking. The backdrop of the Montana mountains at Glacier National Park provides for some pretty spectacular photos. When you see the photos of the bride and groom after saying "I Do" and they are floating in the canoe, there is such a sense of calm and love in these shots. It's beautiful. And, I'm going to leave this exactly as I found it on Brett's blog because I love it . . . In the words of National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, "If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." Thanks, Montana, for some of the most "interesting stuff" I’ve ever seen. I have to say, I agree, don't you?

Attractive Yet Affordable Wedding Ring Options from Infinity Tungsten

At Infinity Tungsten {where all rings are just $39.99 with a 60 day money-back guarantee}, you will find stylish wedding ring options that are durable and scratch-proof. These tungsten rings are perfect for the budget-conscious couple, especially with the inventory blowout sale going on right now {while supplies last}. At Infinity Tungsten, all rings are 89% Tungsten Carbide, 10% Nickel, and 1% Chromium. They do not use any Cobalt in their rings which means an Infinity Tungsten ring is hypo-allergenic. They use a nickel-binder alloy and not a cobalt-binder alloy. Come see a few of the many choices offered at Infinity Tungsten below. My personal favorite of course would be the pink ceramic ring - wouldn't this make a great ring for your thumb or first finger}

An Elegant Rustic Wedding in California with Huge Oak Trees + a Mini Horse

Today's Real Wedding took place at the Santa Margarita Historic Ranch in California and is the one of the most perfectly rustic elegant weddings. The brides and groom say their vows in-front of large oak tree and then in the middle of a field have their photos taken by a single large oak tree. It's absolutely breathtaking - and so is the bride's wedding dress with all the layers of tulle. I'm loving the menu and stationery designs that resemble chalkboard art. Oh, and wait until you see the sweet little horse that came to visit the bride.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: William Innes Photography
Floral Designer: Flowers By Laurel
Cinema and Video: Matrimony Films
Event Venue:Santa Margarita Historic Ranch
Event Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events
Caterer: Two Cooks Catering

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wedding Favor Fans : the colorful way to stay cool at weddings

Fan Favors keep your guests cool and comfortable during an outdoor or summer ceremony. Having a fan favor at each seat or the ceremony not only provides a pop of color to your decor but will also be functional for your guests by keeping them cool. It's the little details that make all the difference. Daisy Days offers adorable wedding favor fans that will compliment any wedding theme, color scheme, or sense of style. Browse their selection to find the perfect wedding favor fan for your wedding or event.
Stay Cool and Be Colorful with Wedding Favor Fans from Daisy Days | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com
Shop for the Featured Fan Here.

DIY Wedding Place Card and Menu with Roses + the Say 'I Do' Contest for $1,000 in Anna Griffin & Xyron Products

I can't even begin to say how thrilled I am to share today's post with you. I was recently asked to participate in the Say "I DO" with Xyron and Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge. After saying yes, 3 HUGE boxes arrived at my doorstep and were filled to the brim with crafting goodies galore from Xyron and Anna Griffi. Items included a Xyron Creative Station which makes it easy to laminate and create magnets and stickers, gorgeous card stock papers, paper punches, washi tape, water color & metallic markers, dimensional stickers, rubber stamps, and so much more. For this challenge I was asked to design a menu and place card using items that were sent to me. Since, so many amazing crafting supplies were sent to me, I knew I couldn't just stop with a menu and place card. So, I created an entire table setting complete with a menu that doubles as the centerpiece holder and a place card that doubles as a favor box. You can easily say I'm a BIG fan of items that serve a dual purpose :) Below are photos of my items along with step-by-step instructions so you can re-create these items for your own wedding or bridal shower. And, please don't forget to vote for my designs here. If I'm the lucky winner, one of my readers will win the very same AMAZING PACKAGE{s} OF CRAFTING GOODIES worth $1,000 just for themselves. 

Vote for My Designs Here

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Place Card and Favor Cake Box Combo

For my place card design I knew I wanted to do something totally unique and unexpected so I thought why not combine the favor box with the place card? And, instead of adding a tag or sticker - I wrote the name of the guest on the box itself. The color combinations and patterns for this box are endless which is something I love. You could keep the same color palette throughout, but change up the patterns to make each box unique if you wish. You can fill these sweet little cake boxes with anything - maybe little candies, a few small soaps if using them for a bridal shower, or even chocolates. If using food related items, I recommend lining the inside of the paper box with a little wax paper.

Supplies Needed:
Anna Griffin Flocked Paper
Anna Griffin Metallic Paper
Anna Griffin Dimensional Floral Stickers
Anna Griffin Border Punch
Xyron Creative Station with the permanent adhesive cartridge
Xyron Mega Runner
Paper Trimmer
X-acto Knife
Printer

Instructions:
1. Select two patterned card stock sheets of your choice sized to 8.5"x11" {may need to trim some of the 12x12 card stock to be 8.5x11}
2. Download the Cake Box Lid Template and Cake Box Bottom Template
3. Place the paper into your printer and print the template on the back side
4. Trim the paper with a straight edge and X-acto knife
5. On the dotted lines of the template, you will score for folding {I highly recommend a bone folder for this}
6. For the box lid, you will want to use the Anna Griffin Border Punch for the scalloped edges
7. Once trimmed, scored and scalloped, you will use the Xyron Mega Runner to run glue along the flaps that fold in on the box top and bottom
8. I used the Anna Griffin Silver Metallic Marker to write the name of the guest on the side of the box. To do this, I chose a font that was used in the menu {for me it was Melany Lane}, sized to fit in the space and printed it out. Simply trace the font onto the backside of the paper with a pencil, then flip over, align on the box and rub over the font with your pencil. Voila! You know have a light tracing of the name. Trace over with the Anna Griffin Metallic Marker.
9. Top the favor box/place card with an Anna Griffin Dimensional Sticker.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Tri-Fold Menu that Serves as the Centerpiece Holder

For my menu I thought it would be fun to turn it into a tri-fold so each side showed the menu for a particular food course - in this case ... appetizers, the main course and desserts. Then I slipped a narrow glass vase down inside that was filled with fresh roses and the centerpiece is functional and beautiful. Plus, the stems of the flowers are now hidden as well.

Supplies Needed:
Anna Griffin Flocked Paper
Anna Griffin Metallic Paper
Anna Griffin Floral Clear Stamps
Anna Griffin Ink Pads
Xyron Creative Station with the permanent adhesive cartridge
Xyron Mega Runner
Paper Trimmer
Printer

Instructions:
1. Select your 12x12 paper for the tri-fold menu and download and print this scoring guideline template {making sure it's on the backside of the textured paper}.
2. Once printed, simply take your bone folder and score along the guidelines.
3. Trim directly in half so you have two pages that are 6" in height and 12" wide.
4. For the menu, set up a file sized to 2.5" wide by 4.5" high in your favorite editing program.
5. Set up the menu with your favorite fonts and leave 1.5" at the bottom with empty space. {I used Melany Lane and Cambria}
6. Using the Anna Griffin clear rose stamp, place it on the ink pad so just the rose gets the color and stamp on the metallic paper. Be sure to leave it for a while to be sure it's dry.
7. Then stamp just the stem and leaves in the green ink pad and onto the paper
8. Once dried, run the three menu panels through the Xyron Creative Station using the permanent adhesive cartridge and simply center onto the panel of the tri-fold.
9. Once the menus are attached, simply run the Xyron Mega Runner over the flap that will hold the tri-fold menu together, seal the edge and you are finished.

I'm up against 3 other bloggers in this design challenge from Anna Griffin and Xryon and would truly LOVE your support of my place card and menu creations. PS: If I win, YOU could win all the fabulous supplies I used to create these designs and many many more. The package is valued at $1,000. My tutorials for the additional items you see in the table setting {doily coasters, table number frame and napkin rose} will be shared with you next week.

Vote for My Designs Here

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page
Anna Griffin on Facebook | Xyron on Facebook

* No compensation was received for this post, I received the free products
to create these DIY projects for the Blogger Design Challenge.

A Sneak Peek at my DIY Romantic Rose Wedding Collection

Tomorrow will be an exciting day for myself and my readers. I recently partnered with Anna Griffin and Xyron on a Blogger Design Challenge called Say “I DO” with Xyron and Anna Griffin. If you follow me on instagram, you likely saw the photo below {3 boxes arrived and were filled to the brim with goodies from Xyron and Anna Griffin - laminator, gorgeous cardstock papers, paper punches, dimensional stickers and so much more}. Well, be sure to come back tomorrow when I reveal my entire design for the design challenge which included a place card and menu {along with a few other designs I've created}. You will be able to vote for my designs and if I win, one of my readers will win the same exact AMAZING PACKAGE OF GOODIES worth $1,000 just for themselves!!!!

A Crafters Dream : 3 Big Boxes of Crafting Supplies from Xyron and Anna Griffin

Below is a quick little sneak peek of my place card design. I have so much more to share tomorrow on the blog. You won't want to miss this, it's going to be GREAT!!!!