Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Not A Good Thing

In case you missed me telling you about this......several weeks ago my sister in law asked if I could make her about 25 or 30 invitations for a bridal shower she was hosting.  I hemmed and hawed for a while and finally gave in and said I would.  Not a problem at all (smile).......then the next week she called and said she was wrong about the number of invites and she was going to need 50 of them instead!  When I picked my jaw up off the floor I decided I'd better get busy and in a hurry.  Even though they're very clean and simple, it still took me several days to get them completed.   This HAD to be the MOST boring thing I've ever done in my life!  I'll NEVER, EVER, NEVER do something like that again ( unless I start charging about $10.00 per card!  LOL!)  Just extremely boring all the way around!

I used the Blissful Bride image from SU.  The sentiment is also from SU but I don't remember which set it was in.  I embossed the bottom portion, stamped the image and sentiment, colored the sash, added Wink of Stella, popped on the pearl, and then tied the ribbon.  All of this was done on cream colored card stock.  All the information regarding the shower was typed and then inserted inside the card.  Sounds easy and they really would have been - IF there had only been one!  Just way too many cards doing the same thing over and over and over again - and trying to get them all look as close to perfect as I could get.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

34 comments:

Monica said...

WOOOOOOWWWWW! This is so classic and pretty. I like the colour combo and the delicate ribbon as well the gentle embossing at the bottom.
However I can imagine how boring it must be to colour 50 times, emboss 50 times, tie 50 knots on the ribbons and put all these 50 cards together.
WELL DONE!

Love,
M

Tammy said...

Oh wow Lynn, so very pretty and perfect! Love the touch of blue!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Lynn....I am like you I would never make lots of the same item.xxx

Benzi said...

Lynn, that is a fabulous and beautiful wedding invitation. I know it was hard to do soooo many but I am sure it was so appreciated. I think they are fabulous. I hope you go to the shower and are recognized for the maker of these invites.....Stand up, Lynn...and everyone applauds.:-)

Anne Temple said...

They are beautiful, but I agree that I don't like to mass produce anything either. Love the simple embossing and the blue ribbon.

Irish Cherokee said...

Now I'm tired again. Think I'll go back to bed......LOL. This IS a beautifully crafted card. You should be proud. Never do free. It keeps the item count lower. If not, at least the bank account is happy. LOL. I'm bored. What's next.

Jim

MiamiKel said...

The debut!! It's beautiful and elegant and a card to be cherished, Lynn! I an sure the personal touch of being made by you will have a lot of meaning! Way to go ❤️

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn!! I love that dress image and the touches of blue! I agree with you 100% mass production is very boring!
Tammy x

Linda Simpson said...

Such an elegant card and love the embossing and touch of blue. LOL you made me laugh, I won't do invites either, as you said so monotonous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

Wow! These are gorgeous Lynn!! Making that many is boring. I don't like making a lot of anything. lol But you made these so elegant and just beautiful so I hope that you get an invite and get recognized for making these top notch invites! What a lucky bride! Of course it could back fire in that the bride loves them so much that she will want you to do her thank you cards too. lol Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

I guess after making OWH cards for so long, mass producing is 2nd nature to me, and I'm a happy camper creating the same cards with a good design! This CAS design is perfection and it's a beautiful invitation! I love the blue ribbon! I think the sentiment is from "sincere salutations" - I have that classic stamp set too :)

Chriss America Real said...

Oh these are sooo beautiful! Just so gorgeous & elegant! Will you make me 50 of them if my son ever proposes to his girlfriend?

P.S. I am pinning this so I can remember how you made it!

Hugs,
Louie's Mom

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty! I'm sure your sister and niece love them! I'm with you though, mass production isn't fun.

MaryH said...

Well, THIS one is certainly perfect. And so pretty as well. A lovely design, simple yet so very attractive with the embossing and the white & blue. I can see where you might get tired of making 50 of the same design though. Well done you! I can guess this was your design skills that were at work on this one, and it's perfect for a bridal shower invite. Can I just ask you if you'd do 50 for .....LOL! Hugs & TFS it with us.

McCrafty's Cards said...

A very elegant and classy invite Lynn
Kevin xx

vic said...

Oh Lynn I'm crying with laughter here :) your card is just beautiful! I had to make 75 once and yes it's the most painful task ever and sooooo boring plus I did it as a favour as it was a family member I know how u feel but what a gorgeous bridal card wow!!!!
Well done you!!
Hugs
Vic xx

Deepti said...

This is beautiful :) I love the simplistic look but yet so appealing, I can understand how boring it might have been, 50 similar cards :) Wow you showcased a lot of patience !

aussie aNNie said...

Very pretty, love the whole card. I can relate to this as recently I did 85 Wedding invites for one of the nurses at $3 a card....thought it would be quick and easy too BUT also thinking 'hey I will cut these on the cameo' which I did but then hey, I had to decorate with red ribbon, and a heart and blings and colour the bride and groom....then add the inserts all designed and printed up with names, etc so Never again....xxx
♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Davi said...

Lynn you did a beautiful job on the invites! They are cas but very classy, perfect for a wedding shower! Im totally with you the repetition of the same thing 50 times is TOTALLY boring :) Im sure they appreciate that you persevered and did it LOL!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This really is beautiful, Lynn, and I'm sure everyone loved receiving one! You know she is just giving you some time to get over this and then she's going to ask you to make thank you notes for the bride-to-be. You know. For both the shower gifts and the wedding gifts. About 200, I'm thinking ... OW!! I felt that!! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- loving the image and the embossing on the bottom is so pretty. 50 is a dang lots of cards! Whew! But the special touch of a made by hand invite- priceless!

Tracy said...

Oh wowzers Lynn they are beautiful ! so elegant, the embossed panel works so perfectly and really sets the card off xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

This is fabulous Lynn hun but so know what u mean I never and really do mean never ever want to get involved with mass production ever again lol hugs Judith xxx

NanaConnie said...

OMGoodness, Lynn, these are beautiful ! I can't imagine doing 50 of anything. I would have had to set up an assembly line and done each step on all 50 before moving on to the next step. Even then, I don't think I would have maintained my sanity making 50 of them. :-D Aren't you glad you did CAS? I do love the touch of blue in the colored sash and the ribbon. Perfect embossed border.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is such a gorgeous design, Lynn. I absolutely feel your pain, though. I did 75 thank you cards for my sister's wedding, and NOPE. Not only did it take a while to settle on a design she liked, by the end I never wanted to see those stamps again. Ever. It's been 2 years & I still don't. lol!

Kat W said...

The design is absolutely beautiful, so elegant with the pops of colour against the white.
BUT I can totally understand that doing so many of them would get a bit, um, tiresome?!
I bet your sister-in-law was absolutely thrilled though :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I do not like mass production, myself! Now mind you, I did it for both kids weddings, and loved what was made, but I sure did not like doing it. I am a one of a kind sort of person. This is a beautiful design, Lynn!

Lynn McAuley said...

How beautiful! I know the bride loves them!!

I almost know how you feel! I did my granddaughter's graduation invitations. Fortunately she only needed 20!

scrappymo! said...

They are gorgeous though! Bet she was so thrilled...and she was very lucky to have you to make these beauties!

Maxine D said...

Classic, elegant, and worth the effort Lynn. So glad you are still sane though :-).
Blessings
Maxine

JD/ Jill said...

This is beautiful! I think I know what you mean...although, I must admit I have never done 50 of anything! I'm too slow a card maker for that! It's rare that I duplicate anything. But all your effort was definitely worth it. Your card is just stunning.

Shirley said...

LYNN, you are so honest that I love you to death!!!! I was going UGH at 30!! LOLOL They are very elegant though, with the simple gown, the pearl, and the embossed bottom! PERFECT!! Once I've done something like that I like to have a supply burning ceremony! Not really!

Marilyn said...

Now this is a classy and pretty invite! I get what you mean about being boring to do 50... that's a big job but wow... she's going to be so impressed! Love that Blissful Bride... I remember seeing it a couple years ago and searching high and low all over the internet until I finally found it. It remains un-inked...

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, such elegance!!!! I looove your awesome design, Lynn...sooo beautiful!!!! 50 is a lotta cards, gf....glad you were able to finish them without going bonkers...LOL!!!