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Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 17 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Creature Double Feature: Wedding Style!

Anyone remember those old sci-fi movies which used to be on Saturday mornings two at a time?   Godzilla and things like that..... they were called Creature Double Feature on Channel 56 at our house.  But I digress.   The Designer Craft Connection is focusing on weddings this month.  Be sure to click on the link in the upper right of my blog to hop around and see some of the amazing ideas they are all sharing with you!   I wanted to share a couple of wedding ideas featuring "creatures."  The first, is a butterfly wedding favor I first featured in an issue of the When Creativity Knocks Creative Journal. 

A bit of organza ribbon, Mentos mints, white Jordan almonds, or white chocolate pretzel balls, faux gemstone brads, and wire repurporsed from a bit of "happy birthday" garland are all u need to create these whimiscal table decorations for the wedding guests.   The steps are layed out below. 

The second "creature" is a starfish bridal shower invitation.  A friend's niece is getting married at the beach this spring.  Her colors are fuschia and olive green, with starfish.   Striving to create a unique bridal shower invitation, I made 75 of these starfish.  The text was layed out in Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9, then printed onto the cardstock.  The individual starfish were traced and hand cut, then embossed with a Spellbinders Impressabilities die and the Grand Caliber machine. The backs of each were stamped with a speckled background stamp and Ranger Tea Dye Distress Inkpad.  Next, holes were punched at the top and a no-tie bow of fuschia organza ribbon was added.  I folded each arm of the starfish slightly inward to add depth and dimension like a real starfish. 

And now for the the stepped-out photos for that butterfly favor.....



  1. Wonderful ideas Cindi. They look so simple to anyone to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the butterflies! Neat projects Cindi!