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« Reply #1650 on: May 05, 2009 06:33:58 PM »

hardyjenni: I agree with sweets that the proportions of the boutonniere seem a bit off. Flaring the top more might help, or adding a few more sprigs without increasing the amount of wrapping on the bottom. I do like the beading though and your garter.
As for the letters, I like the stamp better... the font seems more elegant, but it is a bit tough to say without knowing what the invite looks like.
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« Reply #1651 on: May 05, 2009 08:38:35 PM »

Sweets4Ever and N30Nb100d:  Thanks so much!  I totally agree with you guys. I really like Sweets4Ever's better than mine!  I totally agree with the proportion.  i think i have to learn how to not be so messy with the wire.  I needed the ribbon to cover my mess  Tongue  I'll have to practice.  Thanks for the advice!  and no invite yet, but I'm working on the prototype and hope to get it done soon.

nezumi_chan :  Yay for June babies!  black diamonds and pearls would be very striking and awesome!

arcadian green:  Somewhere on this forum, someone talked about having cupcakes from Sam's club.  They were prebaked and then frozen.  All she and her helpers had to do was thaw them and then ice them, which they did the day before.  I've heard Sam's actually has very good cupcakes.  Maybe that's something you could consider.  And yes, I made the garter with a bunch of scraps!  it was nice and cheap!



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« Reply #1652 on: May 06, 2009 11:29:40 AM »

okay.  Here's take two of the boutonierre.  I think it's not perfect, but much improved.  Thoughts?  Comments?  Criticism (constructive, of course Smiley )?  The base is still a little thick, but I just couldn't get it tighter since the ends are folded over, making it doubly thick.  Maybe the FH will have to do the tightening for me Cheesy

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« Reply #1653 on: May 06, 2009 01:03:19 PM »

OoooH!  I like that one so much better!  My eyes immediately went to the beading, then the bow and lastly the base.
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« Reply #1654 on: May 06, 2009 03:04:27 PM »

much improved! The beading stands out much more now and like sweets said, that's where my eye goes first too.
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« Reply #1655 on: May 06, 2009 04:06:31 PM »

Wedding blog featuring Craftster projects/weddings!  http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=1434
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« Reply #1656 on: May 06, 2009 09:06:00 PM »

great wedding blog, Sweets4Ever!  Thanks for posting the link.
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« Reply #1657 on: May 06, 2009 10:52:17 PM »

The second bout' is great, hardijenni!

I like the cut out for your invite seal, but maybe play around with different fonts?
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« Reply #1658 on: May 09, 2009 12:07:22 AM »

Sweets4ever:  Do you have a tutorial for your corsages?  I was just going to make larger bundles of beads for the corsages until I saw yours.  I love yours, and am totally craft-stealing! (that is, if you don't mind.)  I'm not the biggest fan of fresh flowers since they fade to fast--I'd rather receive a potted plant than flowers!  So, I wasn't going to have any roses in my ceremony (just origami cherry blossoms and maybe some potted orchids).  But then I saw your corsages, and tonight I found some beautiful wooden roses at a food festival.  So, I picked up 15 for $5, which didn't seem too bad.  That's enough for all the grandmothers, the mothers, the step-mother, and attendants.  Now, I just need to learn how to make them as well as you did!
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« Reply #1659 on: May 09, 2009 06:46:32 AM »

Sweets4ever:  Do you have a tutorial for your corsages?  I was just going to make larger bundles of beads for the corsages until I saw yours.  I love yours, and am totally craft-stealing! (that is, if you don't mind.)  I'm not the biggest fan of fresh flowers since they fade to fast--I'd rather receive a potted plant than flowers!  So, I wasn't going to have any roses in my ceremony (just origami cherry blossoms and maybe some potted orchids).  But then I saw your corsages, and tonight I found some beautiful wooden roses at a food festival.  So, I picked up 15 for $5, which didn't seem too bad.  That's enough for all the grandmothers, the mothers, the step-mother, and attendants.  Now, I just need to learn how to make them as well as you did!

Wow, 15 for $5 is AWESOME!  Those sound really neat.

I don't have a tutorial for corsages.  It was my first time doing anything like that, so I just kinda winged it until they looked appealing to me.  Here's a run down of the basics!  Let me know if you have questions about anything in particular and hopefully I can help.

For the flowers, I just trimmed the stems and bent them slightly.
For the beading, this is a great tutorial http://www.geocities.com/chris_breecher/beadbouquets.html  It looks like I did 12 - 20 beaded stems for each one.
I used double-stick tape for adhere the ribbon to the stem.

It's really just that simple!
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