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My husband's nephew is getting married in October and they're having a bridal shower for the bride-to be, so I made a card for them using SU! Soft Sky dsp that I've been hoarding forever. I had no umbrella image, so I created one from different snippets of the dsp. I drew an umbrella, and cut it into pieces to use as a template and fussy cut them, using a circle punch to round the ends. After it was all together, I added 2 tiny punched hearts to the top, adding silver stickles. I placed it on a GMD stitched circle and used the stem from a floral die cut for the umbrella handle and placed a SU! sentiment over the top, adding a few Stickle silver drops and some sheer ribbon. The background was done with Nuvo Pure Platinum embellishment mousse and a SU! hearts stencil on another piece of Soft Sky dsp.
Since her online gift registry was nearly depleted, I decided to just give the bride-to-be some cash, so I made a money gift envelope...
This is a quick and easy envelope to make, and all you do is make a belly band to hold it together. Using more Soft Sky snippets, I die-cut the SU! Hearts A Flutter framelit die, adding Kaisercraft pearls in a matching color. I also die cut the white heart and added a punched heart that was covered with more Nuvo mousse to match the card. The band was a strip of Soft Sky card stock, punched on both sides with a Martha Stewart doily punch, with a strip of more dsp glued to the center.
I finished the card and money gift envelope, but they also asked for a favorite recipe to be filled out on a card that was included with the invitation, and to also include a jar of any spice, so a gift bag was needed to hold everything...
Here is the gift bag with their initials covered in more Nuvo mousse. The dual hearts were done with a Nellie Snellen Filling Die in white and 3 different snippets of Soft Sky dsp. The frame was created with a Gina Marie Designs stitched die. The bow was made with a retired SU! punch, and I used some silver/white SU! twine to attach some punched hearts that were covered with more Nuvo mousse. I love that you can stencil with this mousse or just dab some on your finger and rub it anywhere for a thinner layer - which is what I did with the hearts and initials before cutting them with a SU! mini punch and my Quickutz. I attached a white ribbon handle to the top and a tag onto the side of the bag, and this shower gift is ready to go.
I used quite a few snippets of the Soft Sky dsp and cardstock for these items, so I'm entering the collection into the Snippets Playground#332. I still have quite a few more snippets left in the paper pack, but eventually I will find a use for most of them I'm sure :)
Have yourself a wonderful Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by!