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    • Tying the Knot Wedding Invite

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Tie simple double knots randomly onto string to add texture and put a clever spin on the theme. Hook strings onto a punched scalloped border at the top and bottom of a piece of cardstock. Put the wedding details on the inside of the card to keep the front simple and uncluttered.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Kimberly Poloson. Font: Little Days off the Internet. Punch: Fiskars.

    • Save the Date Card

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Stamp a graphic design, and tie in your wedding hues by coloring with blendable markers.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (purple), Neenah Paper, Inc. (white). Font: Sleigh Ride off the Internet. Ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts. Stamp: Hero Arts. Ink: Memento. Markers: Copic.

    • Simple Wedding Announcement

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Save time creating an elegant background by choosing embossed cardstock. Wrap a ribbon around the panel to bring a splash of color to the simple design.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white), Chatterbox (embossed). Card: Hero Arts. Font: Worn Machine by Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: May Arts. Punch: EK Success.

    • Design by Lisa Storms

      Perch two die-cut love birds on a hand-drawn telephone wire for a simple yet elegant invitation.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: KI Memories (teal), Kimberly Poloson (purple). Font: Little Days off the Internet. Pen: Sakura of America. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette.

    • Something Old Wedding Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Incorporate something old into a wedding card by repurposing a page from a vintage book. Use the piece as patterned paper to back a decorative block housing your sentiment.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (green), Doodlebug Design (yellow). Font: Little Days off the Internet. Flower: Little Yellow Bicycle. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette. Punch: Fiskars.

    • Paper-Pieced Wedding Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Make multiples easily by creating a circle of text in word-processing software and printing several on a sheet. Flip a circle punch upside down to center the text perfectly before punching out the accent.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Georgia. Die cut: Sizzix. Flower: Prima Marketing, Inc. Pearls: Kaisercraft. Punches: Fiskars (circle), EK Success (circle).

    • Happily Ever After Card

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Coloring a digital element printed on kraft cardstock with a white pencil creates an image that pops. Cover the white areas with a glitter pen to lend a bit of sparkle, and finish the design with tiny self-adhesive gems.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Papertrey Ink (cream). Gems: Papermania. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens: Sakura of America. Pencils: Prismacolor. Punch: EK Success. Digital elements: To Have & To Hold kit by Hero Arts.

    • Ringing Bridal Shower Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Tie a ribbon around your card front and attach an inexpensive ring to the bow for a simple, theme-appropriate embellishment.

      Editor's Tip: Substitute the stickers with die-cut or printed letters if you're creating a large number of cards.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Specialty paper: DMD Industries (vellum), K&Company (embossed). Stickers: Making Memories. Pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts. Ribbon: Offray. Ring: Wilton Industries. Flower: Gartner Studios. Punches: Fiskars.

    • Engagement Photo Card

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Place a photo front and center on a card announcing an engagement or congratulating the couple to add a personalized touch. Mat the photo with cardstock and patterned paper to create a colorful background.

      Editor's Tip: When crafting handmade cards, stick to standard sizes (such as 4x6" or 5x7") to make finding an envelope easy.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (green), Jillibean Soup (gray), October Afternoon (yellow). Stickers: October Afternoon. Ribbon: Michaels Stores. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Punches: Fiskars.

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      Formal Wedding Invite

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Format your text in word-processing software, and arrange it to fit two on an 8-1/2x11" sheet. Print and trim the invitations, then mat them with cardstock and add a die cut and strip of patterned paper as embellishments.

      Editor's Tip: Trim all the pieces ahead of time, then create the invitations assembly-line style.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: French Script off the Internet. Pearls: Kaiser Craft. Die-cutting tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Punch: Fiskars.

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      Vintage Flower Wedding Invitation

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Arrange a group of three embellishments down the side of your card for a simple, yet elegant, look.

      Editor's Tip: Patterned paper featuring text printed in another language adds a sophisticated feel to any design.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Edwardian Script off the Internet. Paper trim: Prima Marketing, Inc. Ribbon: Creative Impressions. Buttons: Papertrey Ink. Ink: Ranger Industries.

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      To Have and to Hold Wedding Invite

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Round the corners on a piece of patterned paper to give a wedding card elegant style.

      Editor's Tip: Print your sentiment on a strip of cardstock, then trim it to fit your card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Prism Papers. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Brock Script off the Internet. Pearls: Kaiser Craft. Punches: Fiskars (corner rounder), Marvy Uchida (circle, scalloped circle). Die, die-cutting tool: QuicKutz.

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      Pocket Wedding Invitation

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Add a pocket to the front of your card for a unique wedding invitation. The pocket allows space for a map, response card, or any other information your guests may need.

      Editor's Tip: Keep the embellishments simple by using only a flower accent.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Papertrey Ink (cream). Patterned paper: Prima Marketing, Inc. Font: Mona Lisa Solid, Charlemagne, Chopin Script off the Internet. Die cuts: Sizzix. Ribbon: Creative Impressions (cream), Papertrey Ink (twine). Button: Papertrey Ink. Ink: Ranger Industries. Adhesive: Scotch (double-sided tape), Glue Dots.

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      Bright Wedding Announcement

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Emboss the background of your card for a subtle way to dress up your design.

      Editor's Tip: Die-cut three of the same shape from different colors and arrange in a group to add a splash of color to the card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (red, dark orange, yellow), Hero Arts (kraft). Font: Worn Machine by Autumn Leaves. Punch: EK Success. Embossing template: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft.

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      Wedding Congratulations Card

      Design by Erin Clarkson

      Erin made this wedding card using subdued colors and chipboard accents. A pink chipboard heart adds a pretty touch to the tone-on-tone color scheme.

      Editor's Tip: Fashion a scalloped border along the card edge for a fun finishing touch.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Textured paper: Mrs. Grossman's Embossed Dots (light gray). Font: Christopherhand off the Internet. Chipboard accents: Making Memories (letters), Heidi Swapp (heart). Paper trimmers: Fiskars.

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      Stamped Wedding Card

      Design by Robyn Werlich

      Robyn stamped the flowers on the front of this card, then used green embossing powder to accent the design. Small gems add sparkle to the flowers.

      Editor's Tip: To personalize the card, include a die-cut monogram for the happy couple.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Hambly Screen Prints (wood grain), KI Memories (blue), Scenic Route Paper Co. (brown dot), We R Memory Keepers (stripe, red). Paper trim: Doodlebug Design. Stickers: American Crafts. Brad: Queen & Co. Button: Autumn Leaves. Floss: DMC Corp. Ink: Clearsnap.

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      Fancy Wedding Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Valerie emphasized embellishments on this wedding card by choosing a fancy glittered border and a silk flower with a pearl center.

      Editor's Tip: To make a quick and easy card, embellish the front panel with laser-cut paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, sentiment sticker: Kimberly Poloson. Glitter border: We R Memory Keepers. Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc. Pearl: K&Company. Border punch: Fiskars.

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      Traditional Wedding Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Valerie selected embossed cardstock and a sheer ribbon to decorate the front of this wedding card. She finished the design with a glittery flower punctuated by a large pearl brad.

      Editor's Tip: Scallop just one edge of a patterned paper strip to create interest.

       

      SOURCES: Embossed cardstock, pearl brad: K&Company. Patterned paper, sticker: Kimberly Poloson. Ribbon: Offray. Flower: Heidi Grace. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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      True Love Wedding Card

      Design by Janna Wilson

      Janna layered patterned paper trimmed with decorative edges to create the foundation for this wedding card. She spelled out her sentiment with letter stickers on oval-shape kraft cardstock that she embellished with a scalloped-edge oval and heart accents.

      Editor's Tip: Select small glitter elements to add sparkle and elegance to your wedding design.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: The Paper Co. Patterned paper, stickers: Heidi Grace Designs. Oval cutter, punches: Fiskars.punches: Fiskars.

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      Elegant Bow Wedding Card

      Design by Janna Wilson

      Janna selected dark chocolate and turquoise as the colors for this sophisticated gatefold-wedding card. She finished the card with a large, soft bow on top of a bold band of patterned paper.

      Editor's Tip: Keep the sentiment simple so it doesn't detract from the design of the card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: GCD Studios. Font: Edwardian Script IT (off the Internet). Ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts. Edgers, texture plates, stylus: Fiskars.

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      Lacy Wedding Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Lisa put a trendy lace-pattern paper to work by layering it over white cardstock for a beautiful embossed look. This quick, simple effect provides a huge impact perfect for a wedding card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: KI Memories (lace), SEI (background). Stickers: Kimberly Poloson (True Love).

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      Congrats Wedding Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Lisa creatively cut patterned paper and mounted it on top of plain white paper using foam adhesive. She tied ribbon around the bottom, added typed sentiments on the front, and finished the look with a sweet pink heart.

      Editor's Tip: Take advantage of scalloped edges to wind string around the card for a fun tying-the-knot theme.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin. Fonts: TypoSlab Light ("on tying the knot"), CluffHmk ("congrats"). Decorative-edge scissors, heart punch: Fiskars.

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      Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Card

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      For lighthearted "I do's," use fun supplies, such as foam stamps, acrylic paint, and glaze. Cathy machine-stitched around the traditional "Mr." and "Mrs." to complete this funky wedding card.

      Editor's Tip: Outline foam-stamped letters with a pen and brush on a silver glaze to add interest.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Foam stamps: Making Memories. Acrylic paint, sheer silver glaze: Delta. Rub-on: K&Company.

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      Eternity Wedding Card

      Design by Alison Beachem

      Alison created a simple, elegant wedding card with a bridal sticker and a rub-on sentiment. She wrapped a wide satin ribbon around the folded card and threaded it underneath the matted stickers to complete the look.

      Editor's Tip: Use contrasting colors to quickly pump up a card design. Alison matted green cardstock on pink cardstock to bring more attention to her stickers.

       

      SOURCES: Sticker, rub-on: EK Success.

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      Vintage Wedding Card

      Design by Alison Beachem

      To create a vintage wedding card, Alison added a dried-flower sticker and a personal sentiment to cardstock and adhered the cardstock to the silk ribbon.

      Editor's Tip: Use torn or frayed elements to enhance a vintage theme. Alison frayed silk ribbon and wrapped it around her card.

       

      SOURCES: Sticker: EK Success.

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      Stamped Wedding Card

      Design by Nikki Krueger

      On her "true love" card, Nikki stamped her words, attaching them to either small paper tags or cardstock.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Sticker: Provo Craft. Tags: Making Memories. Stamps: Ma Vinci's Reliquary. Ink: Tsukineko.

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      You Did It Wedding Card

      Design by Erin Terrell

      Erin translated the joy of a wedding into this whimsical card featuring bright colors and fun embellishments. Scraps of patterned paper, paint, brads, and ribbon come together to give a cheerful congrats to the happy couple. A heart-shape brad attaches wide grosgrain ribbon to the top of the card insert, and a circular brad secures the flowers.

      Editor's Tip: Get just the right color for your brads by painting them.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, card, envelope, flowers, rub-ons, label holder, brads, sticker: Making Memories. Patterned paper: Keeping Memories Alive. Ribbon: MJM Trim (wide grosgrain), Making Memories. Acrylic paint: Delta.

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      Textured Wedding Card

      Design by Alison Beachem

      This sweet, square card with a rub-on phrase is a perfect way to express wedding sentiments. Alison covered her card front with textured cardstock and a piece of torn patterned paper.

      Editor's Tip: For even more texture, cover the seam between patterned paper and cardstock with a frayed ribbon.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: The Paper Co. Rub-ons: EK Success.

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      Layered Wedding Card

      Design by Nichol Magouirk

      Nichol lavished her attention on making the transparent envelope for her wedding card. A sentimental insert on embossed paper lightly rubbed over a silver ink pad tucks into the envelope to finish the masterpiece.

      Editor's Tip: Keep embellishments simple to maximize the impact of card text. Nichol used tiny metallic accents and a shear piece of ribbon to complete her design.

       

      SOURCES: Printed transparency, embossed paper, decorative eyelet: Creative Imaginations. Ribbon: May Arts. Heart buckle: Maya Road. Woven label: Making Memories.

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      Wedding Bells Cards

      Design by Nichol Magouirk

      Nichol created this card using two kinds of patterned paper. She trimmed two patterned papers to the same size and adhered them back to back for the card base. To let the hidden pattern peek through, Nichol folded a long edge of the top piece of paper under, then cut a square window in the card front.

      Editor's Tip: Use a window to frame a special embellishment, as Nichol did here.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin. Wedding bell charm: K&Company. Ribbon: SEI. Woven label: Me and My Big Ideas. Ink: Ranger Industries.

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