It's time to walk down the aisle with Crate Paper! Today's primary focus is the never forgotten, most significantly special ceremony between both bride and groom. Thinking back to that time, most memories stem from that very moment, the loving, meaningly exchanges a couple undergoes while up at the alter. Words are said with the greatest of sincerity and love, and echo a lifetime for most. That being said, a handcrafted contribution to the ceremony is an absolute must! It'll demonstrate to the guests the inner workings and devotion between two best friends seeking to rejoice in their union in a personal way. So, we have for you today three lovely projects (two with semi-tutorials) from the crate paper design team that are solely based for around and during the ceremonial festivities.
A Welcoming Board is a common tradition in the Japanese culture. Kaori Watanabe crafted this one from Crate's Portrait for the placement at either an entrance or a location in which it's readily available to be seen.
This guest book will beckon to be signed by guests! Here's a word from Sarah Martina about it's construction process:
Sarah here, and I have a project that I would consider one of the essentials of the typical wedding celebration…the Guest Book! I coupled the Portrait collection with Restoration to create a palette of fun and vibrant color with lots of texture. I die-cut the title and included lots of sticker layering to add interest.
I continued the design to the inside of the Guest Book by adding a fun Polaroid frame, some more layered stickers, and some journaling lines.
Recently, I have noticed a trend of guests taking fun pictures at wedding receptions to commemorate the occasion, so I thought it would be neat to incorporate that into the guest book, hence the Polaroid frame above the journaling lines, where guests can leave a message for the special couple.
A butterfly bouquet, how perfect! Our CP Designer, Larissa Albernaz, wrote an entire tutorial for creating the fluttering, eye-catching piece:
Larissa with you and I'm super excited to be here! While I was looking for inspiration via the internet, I found the most amazing bouquet I'd ever seen. From the moment I saw the "Butterflies Bouquet" at Pinterest, I decided that I wanted to recreate a paper version for CP's Wedding event. I also thought to give it a personal touch by adding paper flowers, leaves and small birds.
Creating the butterflies is really easy. Stamp a butterfly image onto Crate Paper's patterned papers with Versamark Ink and then emboss it with a heat gun and Zing Black embossing power.
Trim the stamped image from the paper and stick it to a piece of wire that is able to fold.
Adhere a small piece of paper to it for firmness (in back) and an improved finish.
Continue then to decorate the butterfly with embellishments. You can use netting, flowers, bling, pearls, etc.
After you're done embellishing the butterfly, arrange it just so within a small plastic tube like that shown above.
Repeat this operation several times until you have a beautiful bouquet. Cover the tube with ribbon, laces and trim as you prefer and when you're done, you'll have a unique bouquet!
In creating the bouquet, consider making one for the flower girl as well (though on a smaller scale). Too sweet.
Thank you to all the CP Girls for the wedding projects we've shown you so far. We still have two more days to go before we reach the final project from our design team! We'll then start presenting some of your wedding-themed projects beginning next Monday! Pick a challenge from the three mentioned and submit them to us!