My Little Wedding Card
by Mary McMillan


Before I tell you about this card, I want to give you a bit more news.  So, grab your coffee, tea or water and have a seat...this could turn out to be quite lengthy.....

I want to share some news that I think will be a good move for me, though I must say it has not come without MUCH thinking.  This will be my last post as a Design Team member.  Trust me, I have thought and thought about this and I have put off writing the post for as long as I can.  I've been a member of the team for the past few years and I have loved every minute.  How could I not?  That said, I know it's time for me to step back and let some new people have the wonderful experiences I've had.  

Every one of the Design Team members are wonderful women.  I've only met them through their blog posts and through emails, but I feel I know them and they are the best!  I will miss them, but I will be following each of them through this blog page and through their personal blog pages.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!

I want to thank Jeanne for her guidance and her kind and calm manner.  Esp[ecially when I was attempting to learn how to link and post.  She proved you can teach an old dog new tricks!  I have no idea how she remained sane.  She encouraged me through some hard times as I blabbered on and on.  I'm sure she doesn't know how much she means to me and for that matter all of us.  Thank you Jeanne!

And Dave....the designer of the beautiful Poppystamps and Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps.  All I can say is the man is a genius!  But then, you all know that...right?  What you may not know, he is a most kind and generous man.  Yet another reason I thought long and hard about leaving the team.  He can be sure I'll be thinking of him whenever I use one of his creations.  

And of course everyone I've met in cyberspace.  Your comments, emails and likes here and on Facebook and Pinterest  have been such a joy to read.  I've visited your pages too and have been in awe of your creations.  Thank you for bringing inspiration and smiles to my world.  

I won't be totally gone from the blog world.  I'll be posting on my blog page, and you can bet I'll be playing along with as many challenges as I can.   Closing a chapter and looking forward to what the new pages will be....

And now....on to my card....  A friend is getting married next month and though I can't attend, I wanted to make a card for the couple.  The inspiration for this card was the new Distressed Benson Corner.  I cut it on a 6x6 piece of white linen card stock.  The rest just fell into place.  I printed the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it.  Yes, you can....but be quick have everything ready because you don't have lots of time when it comes from the printer.  I used the Oval frame background and the Woodland Oval to surround the sentiment.  The Lorelai Outline and the Lorelai Leaf along with the Berry Sprig helped to finish off the front of my card.  I added silk flowers, stamen, a buckle and a bit of ribbon and the outside is complete.  

Here's what I did on the inside: 


I like to repeat elements from the outside and as you can see I did.  I did add the General Store Tag as my signature and to add a bit of dimension, I used an embossing folder.  This time I didn't heat emboss the sentiment.  I was worried it would dry before I had the chance to get powder on the entire piece.  

Now you know how I made this card.  It really is an easy one to make, though I think looks pretty elegant.  

See you again in "Blogville"  Hugs and so much love to each of you,

Mary Signature copy





Your card is beautiful. I have both of the Lorelai leaf dies and I love them. TFS your card with us.

Wow!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Oh my gosh, those cards are just stunning!

Well, I am very sorry to see you leave this DT - I have been enjoying your beautiful creations. Today's is a piece of art! Simply stunning & elegant. Best wishes to you!

just beautiful and perfect! I shall miss your beautiful cards on the PoppyStamps' blog but I shall look forward to watching your artistry on your own blog. thanks for lots of eye candy and inspiration.

Mary, this card is absolutely beautiful - one of your very best! It was a wonderful experience being on the DT with you! We wish you nothing but joy an happiness in the next new adventure of your life!
Take care!

I know how hard this was to write Mary. Hard for me to read too. You were part of this from the beginning and you will be greatly missed. Your talent is amazing and you have a heart of gold. Youve changed me.. made me a better person. Much love and best wishes.

Very elegant, love the buckle to go with all the pretty swirls and your inside is just as lovely! Wishing you all the best in what you will do from here!

What a beautiful card to finish off with Mary! I so love all white cards. Good luck in all your future endeavours!

Mary, this is a beautiful creation! I will be following you on your blog!

Mary, So sorry to hear you're moving on from the Poppy Stamps DT, but I understand your reasoning. If everyone stayed put on a team, no one else would ever get the opportunities you've had. You are a terrific person to have been on this particular team because you use these superlative dies magnificently. MB are some of the best (and prettiest) dies I've use. Always looking to see what new designs Mr. Dave has provided. And they always cut like butter! I'm sure you'll be missed. Had to chuckle at your early woes, cause it's not always easy to get the linking, and other stuff needed for a team blog, done just right on your early ventures. Pleased you had patient help while you got your feet under you. Now, on to this gorgeous, gorgeous card. It truly deserves the name 'wedding cake' because of all the 'icing' you've put on it. Love the way you've used the oval in 2 different orientations, to tie the card together. It's wonderfully designed, beautiful elements, and just one that I'm sure will be a treasured heirloom by the recipients. Well done! TFS

So beautiful with gorgeous details!! Impressive!!

Mary, held of a while before commenting, you have been such a joy to work with and get to know this past year! will miss you and your wonderful creations, but we do understand.
Your Wedding card is stunning! beautiful elements, they will treasure this card always..
Hugs Pam x

WoW!!!! Gorgeous card! Love the Distressed Benson Corner, thank you for using it, now I know it is as beautiful as I thought. It is on the top of my list and going to be ordered very soon!
This card is very elegant and I am sure the couple will love it and keep it forever.
I am sorry you are leaving, your posts are on my favourite list and I won the birthday banner dies from your post on the blog blitz.
Thank you for all the wonderful creations and inspiration and techniques you have shared.
Have an artfully creative future.
Jacquelene L

Mary - Thank you for all the beautiful designs you've shared with us - I wish you God's blessings as you do other things. This is a beautiful wedding card - a fitting design as your last one!

DELIGHTFUL card Mary - LOVE IT ALL, inside and out!!!
SO SAD to hear that you're leaving, THANK YOU for ALL the CREATIVE INSPIRATION you have shared and wishing you every success and happiness for the future!!!

I've never seen such a beautiful wedding card before!

enjoy what you are going to do:: still making very nice cards I presume??.
Thanks to a very nice lady..
I made a lot of your cards... so beautiful..and elegeant.
I will miss you....

Take care..

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