Wedding Ideas- Welcome Table

Good afternoon,

So I have just completed a wedding and will share some things with you that we did that might help you. The color scheme of the wedding is Black and Champagne.

So when the guests arrive…. are you thinking about what they will see?


(I took a snap shot of this as we where creating the guest table or welcoming table for privacy of the members attending.)

We had white linens on the tables, with this beautiful champagne sequin runner on it. I used a cute chalkboard easel that welcomed guests and gave them further information. We found letters at a craft store and spray painted those in black and attached them on a wooden board. We also used beautiful flower arrangements in the back ground to complete the look.

Guest Book: Instead of using a book for them to sign, we used wooden pogs, black sharpie markers, and a shadow box found at our local craft store.  The guests signed the wooden pogs and dropped them in. (more on this coming)

Table Assignments: Instead of making individual place cards we decided to use the easels for table assignments. So that the guests could find which table they were at for dinner.



  • I started with black paper using the framelit that was decorative and the big shot and cut those out. Tip: You might try using a dryer sheet or wax paper on your framelit and run it through first before paper so that the paper comes off easier from the framelit. 
  • I  then typed table numbers & names in MDS (My digital studio from Stampin’ Up) on shimmery white paper and cut those out.
  • Adhered the white on to the black with glue or glue dots.
  • To make set up easier… I hot glued the back of the black paper to the easel. This way they wouldn’t fall off and I could set them all up pretty quickly and stored them nicely in a small tote.



Wedding Gift Idea

Wedding Gift Idea

Our family has been invited to a wedding and I have been working on this project for a couple of weeks now.

The invite came in this beautiful blue envelope which I actually carefully took apart and cut up to use as the back ground card stock in the project. I then got out my markers and to my excitement I was able to determine that it was really close to the Not quite navy color. So that’s when all sorts of different squares where designed.  I have lots of different squares made that I was having a difficult decision on which to use. The patterned paper in the corners I got from MDS.  I printed off the designer paper from the not quite navy and cut it into the square.  Behind the posted notes on the project are actually pictures of the loving couple as well.


I went to my local craft store and found this material to use as the background of the whole picture, the sheer ribbon, the veil, the bottle caps (to spell out love), the flowers, and some etching cream.

Project-Wedding etch

To etch the hearts on the glass: I had a sizzix die with hearts so I cut those out on contact paper and placed the contact paper inside the glass and then used the etching cream to get the look.

This project is in a shadow box, so I was thinking that after the wedding they could put in some small items from the wedding like the garter or dried flower stems from her wedding bouquet to place at the bottom.

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge

DawnSchuldtBenz2 copy

DawnSchuldtBenz copy
Today’s card were designed for the Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge using only Black and White card stock and ink. To view the rest of the design teams cards Click Here!

My first card was made using the “By the Tide” stamp set.  I used black card stock and stamped using craft white ink.  I also jazzed it up a bit using dazzling diamonds and a few rhinestones.  The fish turned out really cool I think using the dazzling diamonds it reminded me of the shimmer on fish.  I was thinking of giving this one to my dad for Father’s Day.  What do you think?

My second card was made using the Best of 25 years set “Best of Brides & Babies”. I used white card and black card stock for this one.  I stamp the Bride and Groom image using the Stazon or you can use Black ink pads.  I then masked the image and sponged around it using the black. I also used the oval framelits to create the oval on the front of the card to put the image in the window.  I also used 2 framelits to create the black circle to give it a more finished edge. I also used the smaller one to stamp “To Have and to Hold” and added a bit of white ribbon.  I also embossed the front of the card using Square Lattice folder.  I finished it with a bit of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies.

Rain or Shine


April Showers bring May Bridal Showers. If you are looking for a Bridal Shower card try this one, I think it turned out cute.

This card was made using the following items from the January 3-May 31, 2013 Spring Catalog.

  • Stamp set:  Rain or Shine w #126775, c #126777
  • Paper:  Whisper White #100730
  • Embossing Folder:  Cloudy Day #127022
  • Framelits:  Oval Collection #129381
  • Stamp Pads: Pacific Point #126951, Tangerine Tango #126946, So Saffron #126957, Stazon Ink #101406

Extras: Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals, Dazzling Details,  Big Shot for embossing and cutting the oval shape.

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