Monday, January 27, 2014

The Bridal Collection - Part 1

I am sharing Part One of my Bridal Collection, as delivered recently to A Beautiful Touch in Westmont, New Jersey.  Weeks ago, I approached the store owner about carrying my cards in her shop.  She received my creations with enthusiasm, and together we are embarking on an experiment.  We want to see if her customers will be interested to buy cards for the shower and wedding gifts sold in the posh, beautiful store (almost makes me wish I was getting married right now!  the things she carries are exquisite.). Keeping my fingers crossed that they will be a hit!

Here are a few that I brought in:


I used a much-neglected set, JustRite's Damask Borders, for my sentiment and frame.  I picked up some pins from Dritz in the notion section of our JoAnn Fabric & Craft Store.  The pack contained many colors of pearl-topped pins.  Perfect for such a fancy card!  (and the price was terrific, too)




The next card features one of my favorite older Stampin' Up! sets, Blooming With Happiness.  I love, love, love that floral dress.


I used Cameo Beige seam binding (Hug Snug, from Zipper Stop).  Got it for Christmas, and the soft creamy vanilla shade is perfect for so many of my cards.



And last, something for the bride that honeymoons in Paris (or just has a 'thing' for it, as I do):


Had a snippet of Stampin' Up! lace on hand, and tied it around a twine bow.


I used another beloved SU stamp, Bella Toile background, to give interest to my kraft card base.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, Happily Ever After -  another Christmas goody.  Chunky glass glitter covers a punched heart.


I was pretty excited to show these cards to you, and I do have more.  Will need to do another installment of the Bridal Collection so this post doesn't go on forever!



Card #1
Stamps: Damask Borders - JustRite Paper: Vintage Cream, white - PTI; patterns - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen - Ranger Fibers: lace; ivory ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Accessories & Tools: paper flowers - IBS; circles, Floral Doily dies - Spellbinders; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; doily - Wilton; pink pearl pins - Dritz

Card #2
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness - SU Paper: white - PTI; patterns - SU Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen - Ranger Fibers: Cameo Beige seam binding - Hug Snug - Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; doily - Wilton; pearls - Queen & Co.; circle die - Spellbinders

Card #3
Stamps: Bella Toile - SU; Happily Ever After - PTI Paper: kraft - PTI; Lost & Found Madison Avenue - My Mind's Eye Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: lace - SU; twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Doily Lace punch - Martha Stewart; oval die - Spellbinders; Heart to Heart punch, Champagne glass glitter - SU

31 comments:

Hussena said...

Ohh! Wow !!! These are just gorgeous Colleen Each of them so elegant and stylish would make any one happy to receive them:) ..I am sure your cards are going to be a big hit :)I love the beautiful bows and the soft subtle colors you use in your cards !

Marisa said...

Beautiful array of cards! Good luck on your venture!!

Sathya said...

Oh WOW...Colleen...Ur cards are always with delicate elegance...Love the soft shades and bows with the pearly touch..Sure gonna be a big hit.Good luck!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Each one of them is AWESOME !! All the best for your experiment ..and me too sure they are going to be HIT !!

Leintje* said...

Wonderful cards, the must be sold out very soon, otherwise I would not understand it. They are just soooo beautiful!!

With love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Karen Conner said...

I wish you much success on your sales! They are all beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just know they will be a hit!!! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Benzi said...

For sure, Colleen, these will be a hit at that store. They are beautiful. Oh, how I love those roses and stick pins. Very elegant, indeed.

Lisa said...

Well look at you branching out Miss Fancy Pants!!! Seriously Colleen, these are beautiful and I hope it works out for you. I ADORE the second card with that pretty little dress ~ SWOON!!!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen, what bride wouldn't want one of these beauties on her wedding day? They will be snapped up quick!,

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW, Col!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards! I am absolutely in love with your color combo and use of twine/lace.... love that bow on the third card! LOVE that heart on the fourth card.... oh my! I'm in love with everything you've shared on this post! FAB!

Hope you and the fam are doing well!!!! TONS of love, Sav

Marlena M. said...

Stunning creations Colleen~I'm sure they will sell!

Stella said...

Don't worry sweetie; they will be sold before you know it. Dripping with elegance and perfect for a bridal shop. Women just love this; so do I :).
And this is part one; part two will be there soon and I have no doubt they will be just as gorgeous as these handmade gems! XX

Bonnie said...

These are gorgeous, Colleen! Maybe some thank you cards for the wedding party would be a hit with the brides to be???? Good luck with this venture. I have no doubt they will sell quickly!

Maria said...

Oh, my! Gorgeous elegant cards, Colleen! They are sure to be a hit and quick sellers! You do elegance and soft beauty with perfection! Have a great week, hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

GF! these are beyond gorgeous! I wish you huge success in the sale of them!! Make sure you let us know if they sell!

Charlene said...

Would you look at all these fabulous wedding cards!!! I am in love with that wedding dress!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your cards are all stunning!!! I bet they will sell like hotcakes!!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Colleen! They are breathtaking!

Karen D said...

A gorgeous set of cards Colleen. So very pretty.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so beautiful! I know they will be a hit, I just hope you are being compensated well for such talent. Fabulous.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous collection.

Good luck with the sales.

Leslie Miller said...

Your cards are exquisite, so they'll probably fit right in! What a fun endeavor. Good luck, Colleen!

Barbara in SC said...

Colleen, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I can't imagine that they aren't going to be a huge hit at the bridal store. I wish you much success with this new venture. Your talent amazes me.
Barbara in South Carolina

Lesley Croghan said...

Stunning. Love them all!

Shirley said...

Wow, Colleen, I will be really interested to see what happens. Your cards are stunning and I can't imagine anyone not wanting any of them. They are real keepers. Each one is so unique. That's what is so great about your cards. You have your own style, but each one is unique and not a repeat. Hard to explain.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, these are amazing, Colleen! I'm so glad that your bridal shop gig is working out so well for you!! They are extremely lucky to have you to create for them :D

Shani Thomas said...

Hmmm...I can't figure out how I missed these! They are gorgeous and I bet they'll sell like hotcakes!

Sindhu said...

I missed so many of your blog posts Colleen! These are beautiful...totally gorgeous.. LOVE the first one! Love how you brought all the different elements together!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Oh dear God!! These cards are gorgeous and most stunning bridal cards I have seen!! I am in love with the soft colours. Don't know how I missed these..thank you for the link :)

Jennifer said...

How did I miss this post?! These 3 are just beautiful...love the vintage and semi-shabby feel they have. Did you change your picture too? Great picture of you!

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