June 2001
Love Is In The Air
Designed By Judi Kauffman

Even though people plan weddings for every day on the calendar, somehow we think of June as the most romantic month. I hope these projects will be useful year round - any time a soft and gentle look is appropriate. The gift tag can be used for a confirmation, quinceanera, or anniversary; the place card would be fun for a baby shower, luncheon, or birthday party; and the congratulations and thank you cards could be used for any occasion.


Love Wedding Romance - #42171

Essential Words Plate 1 - #49300

Essential Words Plate 2- #49310
NOTE: Products used include Gel Xtreme pens from Yasutomo, Prismacolor pencils, Fiskars star punch and deckle paper edger scissors, McGill 1/16" punch, Ranger ink pad, and Scotch Adhesive Pen form 3M.

Instructions for all projects

  1. Stamp all images and phrases with Denim ink. The flower trails at the tops and sides of the cards are one section of a stamp only, not the entire stamp. Choose ecru, ivory, or white card stock for the main images. Choose navy, gray speckle, purple, pale blue or pink stock for the borders, message blocks, and backgrounds.
  2. Add soft blue to the backgrounds using a sponge and a light application of Denim ink (darker on Thank You card).
  3. Color images with pencils and add details with gel pens. Note that the figures on the Congratulations card have a pale blue/purple skin tone (it's not a problem with your computer screen, it's intended to give a vintage effect).
  4. Refer to photo for layering ideas. Thank You Card -- The star-shaped holes on the Thank You card allow the navy card stock to show through. Save the small punched pieces, move or turn them over for white and lighter blue stars. Place Card -- Crescent moon is cut in half. Three figures peek up from the bottom front of the folded card, the remaining half extends from a slit cut in the top (along the fold).
  5. Options --
    • Stamp a matching flower trail on the envelope
    • Use the computer to generate names for the place cards instead of hand-done calligraphy
    • Stamp images in deep wine, bright raspberry, or another color for a totally different look.
    • The sheets of stamps have many other images and messages to use in addition to or instead of the ones shown.

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(c) Copyright 2001 by Judi Kauffman and Red Castle, Inc.
Red Castle, Inc. - P.O. Box 39-8001 - Edina, MN 55439-8001
All Rights Reserved.