Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bridal Shower Pop-Up Card

This past weekend I flew out to Sacramento for my daughter Olivia's bridal shower. It was thrown by her fiance's mother and her friends and it was fantastic! Definitely a weekend that I'll always treasure. Before I left, I really wanted to make her a card to go with my gift. I love Karen Burniston's Circle Platform With Ribbons die and decided to use that to create a quick card. I only had an hour or so to get it done - that's very fast for me!

For the front, I wanted to make a little wedding dress. I used Tim Holtz' Mini Sewing Room die to create the dress form. For the skirt, I cut a coffee filter using Karen's Ornate Plate die, folded it in half to create tiers, and tucked it behind the form.

The Circle Platform is the perfect die to create a huge impact with very little effort! After cutting the Ornate Plate piece for the dress, I thought it might make a really cool stamp. I hunted all over but couldn't find any foam in my studio. So, I grabbed a piece of Grungeboard and cut it from that. I wasn't sure how it would stamp, but as you can see, it worked great! I lightly coated it with the new Picket Fence Distress Paint and stamped it randomly inside the card. After cutting the pop-up pieces from patterned paper, I added a stamped banner that was cut with Tim's Tattered Banners die.

Here's a quick little video to show the motion of the card. So pretty! I just love this die.

Here are a few pics from the shower. It was so beautiful and so much fun!

This is my sweet daughter opening her gifts. It was absolute heaven to get to spend a long weekend with her - many tears were shed when we had to part. I can't wait for next month when we'll fly out again for the wedding!

Isn't this arrangement gorgeous? One of the hostesses created these for the tables. All the flowers came from the farmers market and she did an incredible job arranging them. I love the glitter in the water too. So pretty!
Oh yes...mimosas were definitely one of the highlights too! Judging by the blurriness of this pic, I must have already had my fair share. ;-)

My daughter's future MIL's sister made these amazing cake pop favors. They tasted even better than they looked! I have a major cake pop addiction, thanks to these wicked things. Yum!

Thanks so much for letting me share all these little wedding things with you - obviously I'm a little excited! :)

Almost everything I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!


  1. Gorgeous card for a wonderful occasion, a special time to cherish. Fingers crossed for beautiful weather for the wedding. Tracy x

  2. Wow! I totally want to use the Ornate Plate as a stamp now! Everything about this card, the sentiment, the beautiful bride-to-be, is stunning! Glad you had a great trip and congrats to the happy couple!

  3. Great card Shelly! Your daughter is so cute (looks just like YOU...) and she looks really happy. Much luck to her and her fiance'. If the wedding is as fabulous as the shower looks from your photos, it will be amazing!

  4. This is just gorgeous, Shelly-- the card, the photos, and your lovely Olivia who DOES look just like you! Much happiness to her (and to you, too, of course!). Thanks for always bringing the awesome...


  5. It looks like a wonderful time was had and some beautiful pictures and memories to treasure trace x

  6. The card is beautiful, love, love,love the floral arrangement! Glad you had a wonderful time... your daughter is beautiful... I know she'll be a beautiful bride <3!

  7. Great card and your very pretty daughter looks very happy.

  8. Whoa! Fantastic card. Love the ornate die as a skirt. Looks like a lovely shower. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sorry i removed the comment.
    I has give you on wrong name.
    Your card is beautiful Shelly and your daughter kookes very happy on her party.

    Greetings Janny

  10. Gorgeous card - and in only an hour! Amazing!

  11. What a sweet card and what a sweet bridal shower! Shelly, your daughter is darling. I know you're so proud of her and happy for her. I love those cake cute! I also wanted to thank you for the very very very nice comment you left on my blog. Coming from YOU, that is high praise! Love,
    <3 Candy


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