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.

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I wish I would’ve taken a picture of the original invitation, because it was so pretty!

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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.

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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.

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It took all of them about 30 minutes to make and I had lots of fun doing it!

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!

Happy Trails!,
Barbara

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9 Comments

  1. Donnamae on August 5, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Great idea…I’ve got a wedding in a month, and I think I’ll make my own card! Thanks for the tips! 😉

  2. Sarah on August 5, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Thoughtful, Barbara. It’s lovely, and no doubt the bride and groom will appreciate this personalized touch.

  3. classic • casual • home on August 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    You are so thoughtful…what a pretty card and sweet gesture.

  4. Conspicuous Style on August 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I often give money to younger people, too, because I remember how much i appreciated it over another crystal vase when i really need it! This is SUCH a nice, personalized way to make it special. Love this idea!
    Stacy

  5. South Shore Decorating Blog on August 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I often give money to younger people, too, because I remember how much i appreciated it over another crystal vase when i really need it! This is SUCH a nice, personalized way to make it special. Love this idea!

  6. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Barb, what a fantastic idea…love, love what you did…I am sure that they not only appreciate your gift of money, but the card is so special…one that is worthy of framing!!

  7. Debbie Kick on August 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Hey, it appears you are using my name in vain! Your card is beautiful. May have to copy that in the future. Very nice.

  8. Joaquin Razo on August 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    The card was beautiful!!!! We loved it! So sweet!

  9. Strokes India on August 9, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Creative Logo Designer in Pune : Amazing blog nice one Lovely all pictures. thanks for share it.

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