If you read this blog you know that I adore everything "Tim Holtz" and this wedding could easily be dubbed "A Tim Holtz Wedding". I mean this isn't Tim Holtz's wedding or anything but I did use a lot of his projects to pull off a charming reception space. I started with Tim's newish Bigz XL Jumbo Tattered Florals and Bigz Garden Greens. Using these two dies and a variety of papers I was able to make several different varieties of flowers. The paper flowers filled the mason jars beautifully and added the shabby chic flavor that Ginger wanted.
To begin, I ripped off the cover and enough pages until I was left with a page that I wanted to show on top. Then I simply wrapped the book like a package with seam binding and tied a bow. The leaves were cut using the Garden Greens die from paper by We R Memory Keepers. I LOVE the two-tone paper that let me mix and match colors simply by which side of the paper is facing up. The leaves are only slipped under the seam binding. In other words, I didn't use any sort of adhesive. The perfect ending is the addition of a vintage (or vintage-looking) bauble. I used anything I had on hand for this- earrings, buttons, broaches, etc.
The pretty little lanterns were made using Tim's Bigz XL Luminary die. I cut the lanterns using a beautiful heavy cream-colored cardstock. The windows are lined with simple vellum before the luminary was glued together. Each sweet lantern was adorned with a spray of leaves made using Tim's Sizzlet Spring Greenery. The leaf is similar to the one from Garden Greens but it is significantly smaller. The final touch is a sweet little flower made using the smallest petal on the Jumbo Tattered Florals die.
Each lantern was embellished with either white or brown/black pearls along the roof.
Kerri Brandford. The words were simply laid on the table for an unexpected ode to Love and Marriage.
Next I will show each of the paper flowers that make up this gorgeous bouquet.