I have found out about two of our friend's children getting married this year. One was married in the Caribbean I think and my DH and I were invited to a reception for the couple, and another is going to be married in a few weeks. The last time I saw either of these kids, they couldn't have been older than 8 years old. Now I just about ignored my birthday yesterday, why couldn't they stay little? (Not to worry, I will celebrate Wednesday evening when the MIB [the UPS Man-in-Brown] delivers my latest CTMH order. There will be LOTS of goodies for me then.) Anyway, the Caribbean couple's reception was last evening and I needed a wedding card. With all the stamps I own, you would think I would have the perfect one but NO. I don't think I even own a wedding set. Luckily, I joined CTMH this past spring and got a couple of Valentine type sets with hearts and love sentiments. The reception invitation had a picture of the wedding couple and I took a chance that the deep red flowers in the bridal bouquet was indicative of the bride's wedding colors. (And I was right!) I used cranberry cardstock as the primary color, some patterned paper from last year's CTMH Christmas pack Evensong, found (luckily) a vellum quote that was appropriate and lots of little white flowers and adhesive pearls. I am very pleased with how it all turned out and hope the bride and groom are too.
The drawback to this particular style of card is that when it is folded up, some of the inside sections show, like the '&' and 'n', but it can be very pretty displayed standing up and when it is unfolded completely, it can be used as half of a 12x12 page layout. I included a matching paper with the wedding date that can be adhered over the 'from' section in the lower right. A 4x6 photo or two on the top of page and the page is done! PS. The couple had a Shutterfly album that was very nice, but nothing like a real paper scrapbook!