My sister has a friend’s wedding next month so I offered to make a wedding card for her. I made one last year for my cousin’s wedding and really enjoyed making it so I was looking forward to doing this. Her friend like’s Disney things a lot (fairly certain there’s quite a few Disney themed items at her wedding) but as I didn’t have any Disney themed craft material, I went for the next best thing I did have: cute and pink.
I started how I always start – by folding a piece of paper in half (always a good place to start when you’re making it up as you go along).
Before Christmas I had bought these two really cute die-cut and decoupage sets that were really cheap, less than €2 each. I figured now was as good a time as any to actually use them. The pink paper for the front of the card came from one set and the ‘congratulations’ and hot air balloon came from another. I used some 3D foam dots for some volume and thought it would be really cute if I used some pink thread to dangle the mini tag from the balloon, so I did that! I thought the front could do with a little something else so I found a tag with an appropriate phrase and popped that on there too.
For the inside of the card, I lined it with the pink sheets of paper that came in the same set as the balloon on the front. I made little pouch on the right hand side so my sister can put some money into the card. I just used some leftover pieces from making the envelope for this. I wasn’t sure what to do for the left hand side but eventually I settles on sticking some more wedding themed die cuts there.
For the back, all I did was stick some pink paper on it so it would be somewhat in line with the pink all over the rest of the card. Then I just stamped ‘handmade with love’ onto the bottom right corner. Isn’t it cute? It came in a set of clear stamps that were really cheap.
As for the envelope, well of course I used my envelope punch to make that to the right size and I just thought the ‘Mr&MRS’ die cut would be a nice touch for sealing it up.
When I think of wedding cards I for some reason conjure images of white and silver, somewhat like the last wedding card I made, so I was a bit worried at first using so much pink. I think it came out nice though and feels a lot more special than a generic store bought card with a cartoon bride and groom on it or something like that.
What do you think?