Jul 09 2009

Wedding Sweet


I had my eye on this set when I first went thru the new catalog…and that was BEFORE my son announced his engagement!  I love the elegance of it…so suitable for MORE than weddings!  But, this week’s Challenge #27 over on LateNightStampers is "Here comes the bride"…so I thought it would be fun to make a little wedding accessory!  Wouldn’t these be fun along side the pews at the church?  The triangle cones are quick and easy to make and I learned how to make it from a patriotic one I received from Laura Lipe using stars.  The Hydrangea flowers are from my garden!   They are gorgeous this year (my hubby keeps them well fed!)  Edit:  The creator of this Paper Cone is Kathy McGuire!  Here is an excellent tutorial on how to make them!  Kathy used 9×9, I used Laura’s directions of 8×8 so I could use 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.

I started with an 8×8 base of Almost Amethyst cardstock and stamped the large flourish from Wedding Sweet randomly on it with White Craft Ink.  Along the flap that is folded outside, I arranged the punched 5-Petal punches and the Boho Blossoms punches in Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.  In some of the centers I added Clear Rhinestone brads.  It is hard to see, but on the back flaps, I added two large Pewter Jumbo Brads and then ran the White Stripe Organdy Ribbon thru them for a hanging loop.

That’s it!  Simple, but beautiful (in my humble opinion!)


Wedding Sweet


5 People have left comments on this post

Jul 9, 2009 - 09:07:53
bonnie32002 said:

Hello Connie!
I thought you’d like to know who the creator of the paper cone was…Kathie McGuire! She taught this on a tv show a few months ago…here is the link to her web page and tutorial:


Your cone is lovely and will look so pretty in the church.

Jul 10, 2009 - 02:07:54
Jane Giggy said:

Connie your paper cone is just beautiful!
Very Elegant. Beautiul job.

Jul 10, 2009 - 08:07:00
Lorie said:

This is indeed very beautiful and elegant, Connie! Thanks for sharing this! I would love to do this with my stamp club ladies! They would go wild for this!! I LOVE it!!

Jul 10, 2009 - 10:07:54
Mary said:

Beautiful paper cone! I LOVE hydrangeas and can’t wait to make these cones to show off my hydrangeas also. I have always “fed” them Starbuck’s coffee grounds (my local store will give me a huge plastic trash bag full!) and they flourish on this! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

Jul 11, 2009 - 10:07:49
Laura Pertot said:

Hi Connie,
I just love your paper cones, and sent the photo to my newly engaged niece! I will be watching your blog for wedding ideas since I’ve offered to do her favors. Congrats to your son and his bride-to-be!