Monday, 23 January 2017

Burlap, Lace and Twine……a match made in heaven!


 Images Razzle Dazzle Rose & Table No. from Pinterest

Today on the blog we are celebrating the wonderful combination of burlap, lace and natural twine.  They can form an integral part when creating a Rustic themed wedding and we have chosen some of our favourite ways to incorporate them into your special day.

Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationery can easily be given a ‘rustic look’ by simply adding a band of burlap ribbon around the middle and layered with a length of brown twine or lace ribbon, tied in a simple bow.

Here are a few different ideas for using burlap, lace and twine in a rustic wedding theme.


All images from Razzle Dazzle Rose 

Brown kraft stationery sits very well with a rustic look, here we have added a kraft ring to a burlap napkin, with a sprig of foliage slotted in it looks gorgeous.


We love this idea for Save the Date stationery – literally tying the knot!


The Natural Wedding Company

We’ve found some beautiful wedding cake images on Pinterest which show how a length of burlap can immediately add a rustic vibe to the all important cake, here are some of our favourites.  We love the cake topper on the middle image!


Images from Pinterest

You can really go to town with all the little accessories using burlap, lace and twine, these little crochet hearts can be used in various ways – we have used one below tied onto a pretty glass jar for a table centerpiece.


The versatile little crochet hearts from us at Razzle Dazzle Rose have been used here to create your own, pretty DIY bunting.

An alternative bunting design is this lovely, rustic burlap version

Found on Etsy

Natural Burlap ribbon from us here at Razzle Dazzle Rose come in a 38mm width and has a wired edge.  This makes it perfect for making bows as it holds its shape really well.  Follow this tutorial from MommySuite to learn how to make this double bow.


If you prefer not to have a wired edge to the ribbon and would like to fray the edges just take a pair of sharp scissors and cut all along the wired edge of the ribbon to remove it.  Then just pull away two or three threads from each edge to make a frayed edge as seen in this beautiful flower arrangement below.


Here are a few of our favourite wedding ideas for using natural brown twine….

All images from Pinterest  

Finally, all images used here, and more can be found on our DIYWedding board
on Pinterest.  We hope you have enjoyed our blog!



Saturday, 31 December 2016

Personalised Rubber Stamp Launch - New for 2017


Hello Everyone,
A very Happy New Year to our many customers and friends around the world. I hope that your Christmas was as joyous as ours, spending time with family and friends and planning the year ahead. As we move into a new year we've lots of exciting ideas to share with our brides-to-be, as well as our crafty followers.

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new rubber stamp collection for 2017.


We've been busily designing and planning behind the scenes for our new collection of personalised rubber stamps. The stamp are aimed at the DIY market for 'crafty' brides on a budget.
The collection of Save the Date stamps are now available on our website, and have been designed and created to match our luggage tags, C7 cards, postcards and matching envelopes. We've made it easy for you to shop all on one site, knowing that all the product sizes match.
Each rubber stamp is personalised just for you, and made from high quality rubber material. We laser etch onto rubber using our state of the art laser machine, and then mount with special cushioning material, that is then mounted onto the wooden blocks. The wedding stamps are presented in their own keepsake recycled box, and can be saved as a gorgeous memento of your special day.

As our corporate social responsibility is to be as recyclable as possible with our stationery, we wanted to have the same ethos with our rubber stamps too. We have sourced our wooden blocks from one of our business neighbours at Cressey Holme Farm where our workshops are located. The blocks of wood we mount our stamps onto are leftover pieces of wood from the wooden gates they manufacture. The blocks of wood are cut from Indian Oak, which has been sourced from sustainable forests. The trees are managed so as the trees are felled, they are replaced with seedlings that will eventually grown into mature trees.

We then finish the blocks by lovingly sanding them down, and chamfer the edges smooth. We also laser etch our logo to the front to complete.


The first collection of rubber stamps we have available are our Save the Date stamps. There are 13 designs to choose from in total. The full range can be viewed by clicking here.

Once you have received your rubber stamp and chosen your matching stationery supplies, here is a simple step-by-step tutorial to help guide you through the process.


Start by gathering your stationery supplies  On our website we have matching luggage tags, folded cards with envelopes and postcards. They all fit our rubber stamps perfectly and can be found on our website here. You can choose from brown kraft card, white card, vintage cream card or vintage white.


We recommend a good stamp pad such as Stazon jet black or Distress ink. We don't supply these on our website, or with the stamp pads as there are so many colours to choose from! They can be found in most craft shops, as well as Ebay, Amazon etc. Don't skimp on the prices and buy a cheaper version of a stamp pad, as you may find that your stamped image may bleed and you will be disappointed with the end result.


There is no right or wrong way to stamp your chosen image, some people like to ink up the stamp and place your card on top, some people like to ink the stamp and then turn over onto a piece of card, which is what we have done on our photo here.
Add plenty of ink to your stamp design.  I always recommend that you always purchase plenty of card stock for practising on as well. If you over ink then you may get a few lines on the edges - some people like this design, some people think it's a little messy. Once you've done a few inks and stamp practices, you will know what you like and don't like.

So stamp away! We have used a distress ink pad on one of our designs above. When it was dry we added a little water using a watercolour brush and blended the ink a little, and added a little to the edges to give it a rustic touch too.

Whichever one of our designs you choose, I'm sure once they are all inked up they will look beautiful. You can add contrasting ribbons to match your theme, or a few rhinestones to complete.

Here are a few of our favourites:

  A little bit of white pen makes all the difference on the laurel wreath design here...

assorted designs using off cut liberty fabric  ...



Add coloured or natural twine or ribbon to match your theme on our luggage tags...


Or use a plain C7 postcard for the calendar design. This also fits on the the A7 luggage tags.


Our silhouette stamps can be made for same sex weddings.

Our vintage stags are also popular for same sex weddings.

Whatever your choice, I'm sure you will find a rubber stamp design to fall in love with, you'll enjoy creating your own wedding save the dates and invitations and to keep as a memento of your big day.

Our full range of rubber stamps can be viewed on our website by clicking here;



Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Recycled and Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas


If you are as passionate about the environment as we are then read on to discover our favourite recycled and eco-friendly gift wrapping tips and ideas.
We have compiled this inspirational list of ideas for making gifts look gorgeous yet they still retain an eco-friendly ethos.
 We have taken inspiration from our own designs and also from the talented community over on Pinterest, hope you enjoy all our favourites!

parties and pearls

You can’t beat brown paper for a wonderfully whimsical look.  Add a length of rustic twine and some greenery from the garden and this rustic, eco friendly theme really does take some beating.


These days brown paper is available in all kinds of designs and it usually remains very eco-friendly and made from 100% recycled materials, but be sure to check the source.

Recycled and Re-Purposed

I like nothing more than rummaging around in a charity shop in search of sheets  of old music scores – they make fantastic wrapping paper for small gifts.

Miss Mustard Seed

Whilst you’re in the charity shop look out for old maps and newspapers too as these are great for wrapping gifts for the man in your life.

Pottery Barn                                      Country Living

Natural Embellishments

Fresh foliage, feathers and pine cones make lovely little extras to add to your gifts.  They can be tied in with bakers twine, garden twine or a piece of pretty ribbon.  I prefer using the best ribbon available but re-using it over and over again.  I’m the one at Christmas who picks up all the discarded lengths of ribbon and hides them away in my ‘ribbon drawer’ to be re-used at a later date…. does anyone else do this??


Groupon                                                       Razzle Dazzle Rose

Gift Boxes and Bags

A good quality gift box can be used lots of times and the overall theme can be changed just by decorating it in a different way each time it’s used.


Don’t Throw Anything Away

It’s a great idea to collect any little oddments such as a sprig from a faux flower decoration, some left over Christmas baubles that aren’t used anymore, unloved costume jewellery and small toys.  They can all look amazing tied onto a present and can instantly give a personal and professional finish.

All found on Pinterest

I hope you have enjoyed our favourite Recycled and Eco-Friendly gift Wrapping tips and ideas.  

We would love to see some of your gift wrapping creations over on our Facebook page.    

Warm wishes

Sharon

Monday, 21 November 2016

Rustic Wedding Ideas and Inspiration


This must be our favourite wedding theme and our brown kraft stationery fits perfectly into this category. The word Rustic conjures up the countryside and a simple, natural pared back style. 
Here are some of our top tips for creating a Rustic Wedding.

Natural Elements
                     Rachel Emma Studio                     Country Barn Babe                                        Rustic Wedding Supply

By using lots of gorgeous wood, twigs, feathers and twine you really can set the mood for a rustic country wedding. Wood slices are still very popular and can be used as place names, to stand table decorations on (as well as the wedding cake) or table number holders.

Hire a Barn
                                          Emily Delamater                                                                       Nova Wedding Photograph

Instead of holding your reception at the local hotel why not investigate local barns or village halls? Once you have secured your rustic venue see if you can source some wooden trestle tables,
mis-matched chairs and strings of fairy lights and bunting.

Bunting
We love this burlap bunting, click here to find out how to make something similar.
Fresh Foliage


                                                                                              DalsyRoseFlowers.com

Using lots of beautiful greenery and flowers will instantly give a country feel to your celebrations.  Adding twine and raffia will also add to the rustic theme.  We love woodland plants such as ferns, mosses and Hellabores. The less formal the arrangement the better and perhaps arranged in milk churns, galvanised buckets or glass jars.

Naked Cakes
Destiny Dawn

We love the recent trend of naked cakes!  They are very popular and perfect for a rustic, imperfect look.  Here are a couple of our favourites from Pinterest.

The cake below even comes with tips on how to create a naked cake, click here to read more.

                                                                                                 Erica O’Brien

Rustic Wedding Stationery
Stationery from Razzle Dazzle Rose

This is our favourite part!  We are well known for our Eco-Friendly brown kraft wedding stationery.  We are proud that 95% of our collections are designed and made by us in our Nottinghamshire warehouse.  It’s perfect for a rustic theme and looks gorgeous teamed with lace and twine.  We’ve handpicked the following designs for you but there are lots of other choices and you can also design your own too if you wish.


We love the stags on the above designs; they can even be changed for same sex weddings to show two stags/two deer.


Stationery from Razzle Dazzle Rose

Accessories are important too, here are some of our favourites from our own collections, see our website for more ideas and inspiration www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk 


                                                                                   Stationery from Razzle Dazzle Rose

We hope you have enjoyed our Top Tips for creating a Rustic Wedding, if you would like any advice or a quote regarding wedding stationery just get in touch…..


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Grey & Pewter Autumn / Winter Wedding Inspiration


Each month we intend on bringing you a wedding colour guide with some inspiration from our friends on Pinterest and our recycled stationery range.

This month we bring you Grey, pewter and silver, which are still proving popular for Autumn / Winter wedding colours.


Sparklers - Lover.ly

stationery designed and created by  www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk


Stationery

If you are considering grey for your big day, why not combine this classic colour with a new level of elegance and chic by mixing in a few modern stags. Colours can be bold with red, or choose dusky pink for a more subtle theme.


               stationery designed and created by www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk

Mix a little bit of elegance with modern bright white as your base colour for your theme. 

Grey can also be matched with tones of pewter and silver for a little bit of  sparkle, and are ideal for Autumn or Winter weddings.


 stationery designed and created by www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk


Bridesmaids ..



Knitted wool wrap - Sheinside via Pinterest
Two bridesmaid dresses MODwedding via pinteret
Fur wraps from happywed.com via pinterest

When it comes to colour and texture for your bridesmaids - anything goes!  
If you are having a late summer wedding, different shades of grey are suitable, or if your wedding is Autumn Winter, add a little shrug or fur wrap to complete your theme. 

Simple white roses and gypsophila are ideal flower colours to really bring the grey theme together.
                                                                      
Cakes
With so many talented cake designers out there, why not carry your silver theme through to your cake too?  
We think this cake with the stag on is amazing!

image credit:liggyscakes.co.uk

Or ask your cake designer to create a mixture of grey, white and pewter cupcakes.



For the table ...
Add some grey or pewter candle holders to a brilliant white table cover to carry the theme through the whole day. Candles can be real flame or battery operated candles.

image credit :myfloweraffair.com



  
image credit: annepatrick.net

We like simple grey napkins with a spring of rosemary and a personalised place name tag.


image credit: brideforce.blogspot.co.uk

For a really unusual table planner, purchase an old mirror from an antique centre (or car boot if you are lucky enough to find one!). Spray paint the frame with pewter or silver spray, most home DIY stores sell it in spray cans. Using a white glass marker pen to add your guests table names or numbers, and their names.  

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Grey & Pewter wedding inspiration, and remember – if you would like any wedding stationery samples that are both eco-friendly AND gorgeous view our website at www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk or just get in touch either by email or phone…




 
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