I have some great personal news to share with you! Othman and I have been together for twenty years and have decided to get married! Our big day is 15th June 2019 – just 10 days to go! It has almost been stress-free but I am beginning to feel the pressure now. I have decided to put everything on the back burner and concentrate on the final details of our wedding! I won’t be disappearing altotogether, because I have the swaps I told you about yesterday, and I’m taking part in my first ever blog hop on Friday. I hoping that I’ll still be able to produce my Sunday videos. We will have a honeymoon in September when we go to Hong Kong for ten days. Three weeks after the wedding we’re going on the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Incentive Trip which is a cruise round the Greek Islands. All in all, a very special year for us both!Today I’m sharing my Wedding Invitation and Save the Date card with you. The finished size of my invitations is 6″ x 6″. I used the Shimmery White Cardstock (CS) which is standard A4 size, i.e. 8.25″ x 11.59″. To achieve the 12″, I scored the cardstock at 6″ and added the extra length with the Glimmer Paper! The leafy edged die is from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies, which have since retired. I used the cake, cake stand and Mr & Mrs stamps from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and matching Cake Builder Punch. It doesn’t show in the photographs but all the images were heat-embossed in silver – unfortunately, they look black!I adhered the images either with Tombow or Dimensionals to an oval I had die cut using the Layering Oval Stitched Framelits Dies. I layered this onto a die cut scalloped oval in Sparkle Glimmer Paper. When I originally scored my cardstock at 6″, I also scored it at 6.5″. I did this because I needed to put four pages inside the invitation, and needed to adhere the first half inch down securely so the pages didn’t come out! To keep the invitation looking “balanced” I added a half inch strip of Glimmer Paper. I have previously made wedding invitations for several brides, but I think this is the first time I haven’t used Vellum as an overlay on the front!To create the Save the Date Cards, I started with a base of Galvanised Metallic Paper, which was available in the Christmas 2018 Catalogue. I didn’t have enough of this cardstock to make all the Save the Date cards, so I used some Brushed Siver CS that SU used to sell seven or eight years ago! The two cardstocks were amazingly similar! For the rest of my design I used the Shimmery White A4 cardstock. The flowers in the top left-hand corner and the bottom right-hand corner were in the Petals & More dies which retired on 3rd June 2019. The label die is from the Stitch Seasons Dies which were only available for one month – last November, I think! Finally, I’d like to share the second page of our invitation with you. I don’t know if this is a global thing, but in the UK, if the couple don’t have a wedding list, they may request donations for an expensive item they can’t afford to buy themselves, or maybe contributions towards their honeymoon. Othman and I are very fortunate, and don’t need anything, so this poem was ideal!That’s it from me today. I will pop in with any important updates from Stampin’ Up! or if I have some spare time on my hands. Please rest assured, normal service will be resumed soon! LOL. In the meantime, happy crafting!