Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let Them Eat C-A-K-E-S!

My niece Landon just got married.  And I was thrilled to help decorate her reception (which was held in a barn).   I'm sure you just raised your eyebrows at the location, but it was really quite adorable.  She had a Country Fair theme for her reception.  As a  part of the Country Fair theme, I came up with the idea of decorating the area around the wedding cake and groom's cake as if these cakes were the Blue Ribbon Winners of a baking contest.  I created 5 blue ribbons, each one bearing one of the letters in the word "CAKES". 

The letters were metallic chipboard stickers that I colored orange with alcohol ink (the colors of Landon's wedding were navy and orange).  I backed these letters with vintage paper circles that were stamped with Recollection doily stamps.  I adhered these circles onto Tim Holtz's Picture Wheel die cuts (out of patterned paper) with foam squares.  Then I used Tim's Mini Tickets die cuts to decorate around the picture wheels.  I used different blue pattern paper to die cut the larger tickets.  These large tickets were dry embossed with Tim's Admit One Texture Fades folder (some were sanded and inked to bring out the details).  The small ticket die cuts were stamped or embossed with Tim's Admit One stamp.  The center ribbon bearing the letter "K" was a little different.  I used Tim's Butterfly Movers and Shapers die to cut butterflies out of gold embossed orange paper (really pretty).  I used an assortment of paper and real ribbons to finish the off the ribbon part of the blue ribbons.

Here are some close up pictures of all five ribbons:

Here is a picture of Mr and Mrs Cory Anders as they headed into the barn for their first dance as husband and wife.  You can see the "Anders Country Fair" sign above the door on the barn.

Here are the blue ribbon cakes:

Mr and Mrs Cory Anders feeding each other cake!

I am going to enter this into the Word Play challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenge site.  It was so much fun to be a part of this amazing day for my niece.  I'll be blogging some of the other decorations we made for the reception soon.  Love my family!!  

Bye for now -- Mary Elizabeth


Dagmar said...

What a great idea for such a great day!

Marjie Kemper said...

Best use of those tickets..... ever!!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous touch to add to what looks like a fantastic celebration! Love those tickets, wow!

What a shame... I'm only in NY until November 9th - it would have been so amazing to meet. Sigh...
Alison xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely clever idea! I adore these ribbons on their own, but in the context of that brilliant barn-wedding theme, they look even more amazing! I love how they all tie together, yet each one is unique. The happy couple is certainly lucky to have such a talented Aunt!

butterfly said...

Should also have said thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
Alison xx