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. There are several online, both free and available to purchase. I found the one I used here. First 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. First 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! But 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. You could add 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!