Sunday, July 20, 2008

Petal cones

I remember when Steve and I got married (way back when). His sister, M, was due with her first baby and unable to travel, but she wanted to be a part of our day. She made us birdseed roses in "our colors." I still have one or two in my cedar chest as momentos. Just thinking of those silly roses gets me a bit misty-eyed because it was such a special thing.

A dear friend is getting married in October and I've volunteered my time and crafty abilities to make her petal toss cones. I was hesitant at first because I don't really do much paper crafting other than scrapbooking. But given my love of all things wedding (someone needs to explain to my husband why I like to "watch the weddings of strangers on tv."), I thought I'd give it a try. If I wasn't successful I knew my friend would have time to order from a professional.

Here are my first attempts. I'm pretty sure I like the bigger size. But there are just too many paper choices (and let's not even discuss the limitless possibilities of RIBBON). Embossed "love" paper...pearlized "elegant" paper...opal dot vellum...translucent pastel vellum...

Of course, I'm sending them to the bride so she can decide if she likes any of them and maybe decide which she wants to use...but I'm always wondering what my dear internets think.

So...be brutally honest...favorite? least favorite? why?











4 comments:

kate said...

I like the larger size, and i like the vellum with the sparkly dots. I also like the thinner ribbon, because with the thinner ribbon you can see that the hole is in a heart shape & i think that is just sweet.

I still don't get what these are for, though. Can you explain? You put rose petals in them?? (I am not an aficionado of weddings myself)

niobe said...

I'm with Kate on the thinner ribbon, for the same reason. I think I like the embossed paper best, though (and it's hard to tell from just seeing it on the screen) I think it might look nice with at least a few lines of color on the outside, so there wasn't such a strong contrast between the white outside and the maroon(?) lettering inside. Or, I suppose, the lettering could be more pastelly to coordinate witht he ribbon color.

And to think I've never even heard of petal cones before....

Aurelia said...

I like the second picture, and the embossed paper is nice.

msfitzita said...

I like the smaller velum cone with the thin ribbon (so the heart shows). I think velum is a brilliant idea because you'll see the colour of the petals inside when they're full. Also velum is elegant and delicate.

Whatever she chooses, these are all gorgeous! I think it's so sweet that you're doing this for her friend - and I wish I'd known you when I was getting married! ;)