Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wedding Jitters and the Mushy-Free Zone

If you are a not a stranger to my blog you will know that a request for a wedding card makes me go weak in the knees! My palms sweat. My heart races. My mind goes numb. What is there about wedding cards!!!???

Well - just ask my family - I did not get the sentimental gene. What I call "mushy" cards...NOT in my 'wheel house'! So my wedding cards tend to be mostly non-traditional. My most recent card incorporated a voided gift card....I've gone with confetti...I've created a mini "brooch bouquet", and then there were these (musical scores, maps, and the he/she card) with hardly any reference to traditional wedding!

I had a 50% off coupon along with a gift card burning a whole in my pocket when I saw this tandem bicycle stamp. I thought, "Perfect"! I will use it forever on every wedding card request! No more wedding card angst. I have a "go-to" stamp! Whoooooo!!!!

Just for the record the stamped sentiment card stock is actually very turquoise in color. It looks more cobalt here for some reason.

Daisy! Daisy!
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Orange Zest
~Layer of Colorbok Veranda pattern pack
~Strip of Colorbok Board Walk pattern pack
~Hero Arts stamp using Stampin' Up Early Espresso
~Two metal brads
~Spellbinders oval die cut
~Stampin' Up sentiment and Hero Arts die cut
Challenges | Inspiration
House of Cards - sketch
City Crafter - one word sentiment
Clear it Out - anything goes (those aqua brads...probably the first ones I ever purchased!)
Dream Valley - anything
MelonHeadz - add sentiment

Thank you for clicking by!

Here's to "go-to" stamps, wedding jitters, and using up stash!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. I like your take on the sketch and the bike stamp is great! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  2. PERFECT wedding card! Love that bicycle and the little balloon heart is so cute on there. Yep, a perfect card for a wedding!

  3. What a lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. I have a friend who would love to get a wedding card with a bike on it! Great job! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards!

  5. I love a non traditional card and this tandem is fab! Ahh and a romantic balloon. there you have the "mushy"accent. Hope it doesn't bother you because it's a cute addition :)
    Thanks so much for being with us at CCCB this week!

  6. This is fun, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. Hi Nancy
    Love your unusual wedding card. Thanks for joining in at House of Cards.
    Best wishes.

  8. This is absolutely fabulous! LOVE that fun image and the great patterned papers you used, too! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

  10. Fab colours, great card :) Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends, see you Monday for a new challenge!

  11. Beautiful !!!. Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  12. a lovely card. I am sorry but you won't be in the draw as you have not mentioned our Challenge Blog in your post. Marlene (blog owner)

  13. Thank you for participating in our November challenge at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  14. This is awesome! I love that bicycle! :) Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  15. Great card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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