Cards

Mini Series – Wedding, Day 2

May 18, 2017

Hey, I’m glad you’re here.  I’m working on a Mini Series for weddings this week.  If you have any June weddings coming, this series is for you!  This card would be perfect for a bachelorette party, and it’s really easy.

 

For this card, I started with a template.  I found several online, both free and available to purchase.  I found the one I used here.  I traced the outline onto a piece of pink cardstock, and cut it out with scissors.

I folded the sides to the center, and creased it with my bone folder.  Make sure the sides meet evenly before you crease the paper.

 

Next I unfolded the card, and masked the front flaps with a Post It note.  I stamped it with the Flourishes stamp set from Inkadinkado, but there are lots of other stamps that would work for this.  A damask or lace stamp would be adorable.  I stamped them in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them in clear.

  

I wanted to add the curves to the sides, so this it the best way I’ve found to make them identical.  I cut one side of the template off, and traced the curve onto the back of the card.  Then I flipped the pattern, and traced it onto the other side.  After I cut both sides, I erased the pencil marks.

 

The pattern has five holes for lacing, but my ribbon was 1/4″ wide, so I only punched 3 of them out.  Then I held the pattern together with the card, and punched through the template to get identically spaced holes on either side.

 

This is the lace I used.  It’s sewn to a piece of elastic, which made it easier to attach to the card.  But you can use whatever you have on hand.  I trimmed one of the ruffles off of the elastic, and glued it to the card with a hot melt glue gun.  Next I cut another piece for the bottom and attached the same way.

 

Here’s the card with the lace attached, and I love how sweet it looks.  You could cut another piece of paper to cover the edges of the lace on the inside, but I chose to leave it as is.

I laced a black ribbon through the holes, and it’s done!  I recommend you don’t trim the ribbon until after you write your message, because it’s hard to retie once you’ve cut the ends.  I could have added sequins or pearls, but I wanted to keep this simple.  Have you ever made a shaped card?  Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon with another wedding card!