Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I wanted to make a "Starry Night" type of feel, with the clear Swarovski Crystals against the navy Blue and silver metallic cardstock, but once I was done with the first one, I thought the theme looked more like Hannukah cards. So I added the silver embossed Christmas tree on the cover. I probably should have gone with Red. I wanted to make them as intricate as wedding invites, since I was inserting a CD, but once I started pushing back my deadline, I got less and less ambitious with it.
What took the most time, was affixing 3 different sized Swarovski Crystals on each card to make it look like a starry night (Outside and inside). Yikes. It took time to heat/cool the applicator, change attachments according to crystal sizes, the placement took a while since crystals got stuck on the applicator -- the obstacles with rhinestones just lasted days. Never again.
But in honor of the Holidays, check out my 3 Christmas Card designs. Merry Christmas and GE Designs will be back in 2010 with new photos and projects!
Here's a closeup of the embossed Christmas tree. Embossing was another lengthy activity.
This one has a ribbon closure, which required cutting slits and looked pretty... But then I realized that it wouldn't fit in the envelopes. So only one lucky person gets this design.
I originally wanted to create the outer CD holder myself with cardstock using my creativity, but I opted to purchase the Diagonal Enclosure Cards from Paper Source. I think I saved myself the headache by purchasing the ready-made versions. I didn't take photos of the CD labels for the CD itself, but I affixed a sticker label so that the final product wouldn't look half-done. Here is my playlist below. These songs range from the early 90s to now. I tried to include different genres to keep it eclectic.
- Last Christmas by Glee Cast
- White Christmas by Rascall Flatts
- I'll Be Home For Christmas by Rascall Flatts
- Where Are You Christmas by Faith Hill
- Christmas Shoes by Various Artist (Not sure who recorded this song - someone sent this to me years ago)
- Do You See What I See? by Destiny's Child
- All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
- Love's In Our Hearts For Christmas by N'SYNC
- Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire by Toni Braxton
- Let It Snow by Boyz II Men
- Silent Night by Boyz II Men
- Little Drummer Girl by Alicia Keys
- Christmas Song by Dave Matthews
- Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Colbie Caillat
- Mistletoe by Colbie Caillat
- Christmastime by Smashing Pumpkins
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) by Maroon 5
- The Little Drummer Boy by Charles Brown
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Boxed Invitations are a unique way of presenting your invites to your guests, but keep in mind that shipping costs do add up. For one boxed invite, www.usps.com costs under $3.00 to ship (with delivery confirmations). I insert the boxes in white bubble envelopes 7 x 10 inches. I personally haven't mailed out any bulk shipments directly to guests, but there might be bulk rates available.
Friday, November 27, 2009
And Tamara left the loveliest feedback in my etsy shop. Thanks Tamara!!!
" We loved all our reception materials...everything was beautiful and we got a lot of compliments. I started working with GEDesigns a month before my wedding and the entire process was smooth and simple. My wedding planner said we had some of the best stationery she had ever seen!"
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
On a more serious note, GE Designs will be taking a short break starting November 9th through November 21st. Unfortunately, I will have very LIMITED access to the internet, so replies may be slow. Communcations will resume November 22nd. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
BUT, Seating Chart designs (or anything digital) will still be available. Monograms and logos will be added back into the inventory as well.
Paper products will be back in the first quarter of 2010.