Friday, May 31, 2013

Jaded Blossom/Lovebug Creations Wedding Hop - May 31


Did you know that the most popular month for weddings -- still, after 75 years of record-keeping -- is June?

Well, if you ever tried to book a wedding in June, you might know.  I was once a June bride -- Marriage #1 -- and I can tell you that it's a beautiful time of year, but in my area (the Northeast), it can be hot and stormy. LOL, kind of describes my first marriage, especially the stormy part! 

My Marriage #2 was at the end of March -- "in like a lion, out like a lamb."  And that too describes my second (current/last!) marriage.  Yup, I tamed that lion, LOL -- and he's a lovely lambie! :)

So anyway, let's get to the point of why you're here as we head into June: the Wedding Blog Hop, hosted by Jaded Blossom and Lovebug Creations, and featuring their respective creative team members. 

We'll be showing you Jaded Blossom's fun Wedding stamps (Wedding Wishes and Wedding Candies), while also showcasing Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbons. Here are the two Jaded Blossom stamps, available in their store:


Lovebug Creations is featuring the release of their newest color, a luscious soft beige called "Buttercream."  

Now, when I think "Buttercream," I think yummy icing. When I think icing, I think cake. And of course, if it's a wedding hop, I think wedding cake. There's my thinking behind this project I made for this Hop, a beautiful paper wedding cake, filled with treats for the bride. I envision this as a gift to take to the bride at a pink/green themed wedding shower ...

The "cake" is a three-tiered octagonal box which is a pattern available from the Silhouette Online store. I decorated each panel with different but complementing pink/green papers cut and embellished on each panel. 

For the bottom layer, I decorated the panels with a paper from my stash, accented by LBC Rumple Ribbons in Panther Pink On the Edge. At the lower edge, I tipped the panel with a piece of white cardstock cut with a Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch.

On the middle layer, I again used the MS eyelet lace at the bottom, with a paper from my stash; LBC Rumple Ribbons in Green Leaves laced through a ribbon punch cut, topped with a half pearl. 

On the top layer, I used pink roses from Wild Orchid glued in a serpentine pattern on each panel, trimmed with leaves punched using a Punch Bunch leaf punch. The top is capped by a rolled rose from Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, along with more roses from Wild Orchid. Adhesive pearls dot the top as well. 

The top tier is unfillable, as I made it. I filled the center tier with Hershey's Kisses adorned by punched sentiments from the Wedding Kisses stamps from Jaded Blossom. The bottom tier I left empty for now, thinking I may make circular thank you cards for the bride to use after her shower. 

Once it was filled, I tied the entire "cake" using Lovebug Creations' newest product, "Mama's Mesh" in Ballet Slippers, tied with another piece of LBC Rumple Ribbons.  

I hope you enjoyed my project, and that you'll leave a little love in my COMMENTS section. If you do and your comment is chosen at random by RANDOM.ORG, you could win my personal blog candy, which is a beautiful Stamp of the Month 16-piece stamp set from Close To My Heart featuring roses called "Floral Happiness" ... I love this set, and plan to feature it on the thank you cards I'll be making (soon!) to enclose in the bottom of this box. Here it is:



And our hostesses are offering Hop-wide blog candy, too!
To be eligible for these host-sponsored prizes, you must comment on EVERY PARTICIPATING BLOG, so get hopping if you'd like to win one of these two prizes that will be awarded:
Jaded Blossom

A $15 Gift Certificate from Jaded Blossom

LoveBug Creations - Hicksville, OH

A $15 Gift Certificate from Lovebug Creations

So get hopping!  Your next stop is: 
ASHLEY 

Here is the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Kate 
 Tanya 
 Julie 
 Ellen (CardMonkey) - You are HERE
 Ashley 
 Zeni


Thank you again for Hopping By!!






44 comments:

Kate said...

Stunning!!! Amazing work and Details!

Dorcas Troche said...

I always love stopping by the paper jungle to see what has come out of that creative mind of yours! Beautiful job! LOVE the mama's mesh on there too.

Crafting on Caffeine said...

great job

Stephanie Eaken said...

This "cake" is amazing!!! You are truly incredible in everything you create Ellen! Fabulous job!

Tanya said...

Oh my gosh!!! Where do I even start?? This cake is amazing!!! Your attention to details ..wow!! Omg.. Wow!! You rock!!!

Hugs,
Tanya

jordanbev5 said...

Your cake takes my breath away! Stunning!!! And beautiful!

Pamela Lash said...

You are ALWAYS amazing and I adored your "wedding" stories - the commentary always makes me feel a personal connection to you! The gorgeous cake is stunning! The colors and embellies really enrich your project - TFS!
Cyberhugs.........Mama LoveBug

Becky said...

Oh my gosh, this paper cake is amazing!

Beckie said...

WOW, look at all the deets. Great job girl.

Be blessed, Beckie
justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com

Creative M said...

Love your wedding stories...LOL..
Very Funny!!
And a very BEAUTIFUL cake! Love all the gorgeous flowers as well as the other details!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Jacki Ortmann said...

I love this!!! It is gorgeous ... I love the creativity, it is awesome...

Lovebug Creations said...

WOW! This is off the charts amazing! I am FLOORED...and it looks good enough to eat. This is crazy amazing! You still continue to surprise me!!! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Bug hugs,
Kimi

Candace Pelfrey said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! Love the colors and the way you used the Mama Mesh!!

cyndie2010 said...

Awesome projects. Great job, love the details. TFS

stitchinpixie said...

This cake is to die for beautiful!! I love how you used different papers for icing, the flowers, ribbons, the whole 22 yards. You pasted the 9 yds, lol. If I were chosen, just send your project, lol.

Jeannie Walsh said...

What an amazing wedding gift box set! TY for the opportunity to win that gorgeous CTMH stamp set.

Zeni said...

WOW!!!! Great cake my sweet friend! That really had to take a long time to make. I really love the details around it. Awesome job as always!

Karen Wedding said...

Your cake looks wonderful. Holds chocolate too; how can you miss!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Oh my goodness! Your project is amazing... So beautiful and creative. I love that mama's mesh! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Kathleen said...

WOW! Again WOW! This is quite an assortment of useful things for the bride. The cake is stunning!

antdoda said...

This is just amazing!!

Dawn Barrett said...

Oooh...I love the pink/green color combo!! what a fun candy/treat holder!

Mary Ann said...

WOW1Very pretty!!!

Sarah said...

Yowza!! This is so pretty! I do hope you and your lambie have a wonderful evening!

Jessica Wilson said...

Ellen, your project is WONDERFUL!! So very elegant!!

scarletcalliope said...

I wanted a June wedding but everything was already booked up! Love your project, the colors are especially beautiful! Your cake looks like a LOT of work but it turned out so nice!

Sherry said...

Amazing work. That cake is just gorgeous thank you for sharing this with us. I loved it. Sherry

2craftykaties said...

great colors!!! i love it

Michele I said...

wow!!! what a great cake and the details very lovely

Sue D said...

Lovely project and I like your thought process on buttercream!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Krystle said...

Stunning!! (:

D- said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT! The flowers you addes are so pretty. TGFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Lynnie Einerson said...

one word...AWESOME!! einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

Kim160 said...

Absolutely amazing project. Thanks for sharing.

Angela C said...

amazing. lovely colors, great details!

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! Love that ribbon.. its stunning! Love the papers, the flowers.. Just gorgeous!!!

Debbie said...

omg wow this is awesome what a great project
Hugs
Debbie

Jamie said...

Love all the detail! So cool!

Lissa Marie said...

Playing catch up,this is AMAZING! I LOVE IT! Wowza! You are the craft master!

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous cake tower. So much pretty detail and colors. Love those rose stamps too. Beatiful projects with them & JB. :)

Michelle said...

wow! this is beautiful !!! love all the layers and all the details you put into it such pretty colors and flowers !!! ♥

Crystal said...

Just too pretty! This cake is amazing!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

your project is super duper cute! thanks for the giveaway!

La-Vie B.
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UnikByYes said...

Beautiful cake Ellen! Love the details, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win more candy!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz
Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com