Creating a Personalized Wedding Card August 4, 2012
This afternoon, a dear young couple we’e known for a while, are getting married! Heather and Joaquin! Woot! Woot!
Having asked the appropriate probing questions, it sounded like money would make the best gift.
So, rather than just going to the card shop and dropping a check inside, I wanted to make it a little more special. Their invitation was a piece of art, in itself, so I took it apart and incorporated pieces of it in to their wedding card.
I started with an appropriate sized envelope and covered the front of it in a coordinating craft paper. I layered it with another paper a little bit smaller and then on top of that I placed the graphic, from their invitation. To give it a little bit of depth, I used 3M double-sided craft tape. I don’t know what it’s called but it’s made of a foam that adds a little bit of height to whatever you’re sticking it to.
I took a piece of card stock paper, folded it and cut it slightly smaller than the envelope, to create the card. Using the same technique as on the envelope, I layered paper and finished it up with their names, that was part of their invitation. The inside involved more layering and some butterfly cut outs I had on hand.
If you haven’t discovered paper crafting yet, I highly recommend it. You will need a paper cutter, a glue stick, a variety of different pretty papers, that you can find on sale at places like Marshall’s and things like cutouts and 3-D tape also help out. The initial investment can add up, but after a while, you create a pretty good inventory, that you can refer to when you need it. My friend Debbie, could start a store, with what she has in her craft room. If you’re looking for something, just give Debbie a call!
Congratulations, Heather and Joaquin! I hope you enjoy a lifetime of happiness!