See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

The wonderful high season of summer weddings is soon here! Whether you are invited for a wedding reception and would like to attach a handmade card to the wedding gift, or are planning your own wedding crafts, I hope that these easy-to-make card designs will give you ideas for your own wedding themed projects.

My paper crafting hobby started 16 years ago when I decided to create my own wedding invitation cards and wedding reception decorations. In this process, I took my first steps in stamping and heat embossing and was so amazed how easy it was to mass create professional looking projects in just a few simple steps. I could even say that for me those wedding invitations were not just the start of a beautiful marriage but also the beginning for a lifelong love for paper crafting!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions for the Wedding Card


Step 1

Stamp the main image on a piece of white cardstock. Choose the stamping ink depending on the type of colors you want to use for coloring the image:
– If you’re using color pencils, any type of ink will work perfectly.
– If you’re using alcohol markers for coloring, choose a water base ink (e.g. Memento) for stamping.
– If you’re using watercolors, choose a pigment stamping ink (e.g. VersaFine, VersaFine Clair, StazOn Pigment).


Step 2

Cut out the image using scissors. A craft knife will help in cutting out smaller details.


Step 3

Decorate the card background with a swirl stamp. Stamp the pattern on a piece of cream color cardstock using clear VersaMark ink. Place the stamped card on a sheet of printing paper and cover the image with Embossing Powder in White. Lift the card; the fine embossing powder will stick to the clear ink. Using the sheet of printing paper pour the powder back to the container.


Step 4

Heat set the powder with a heating tool. When heated the powder will turn glossy and clean white.


Step 5

Stamp the sentiment text using black ink. Trim the card front to the desired size and shape. Mat the card front on darker solid color cardstock. Tip: Attach the card front to the base paper first, and only then cut the underlying layer to size. No exact measuring will be needed!


Step 6

Attach the layered card front to the card base. Trim to size if needed. Glue the main image on the card front. Embossing powders come in various colors, and especially the metallic colors work perfectly on all wedding themed projects. I created a second version of the same card design, but instead of a white swirl I used a silver ornament pattern for the background decoration: A great wedding invitation design looks elegant and beautiful but is quick and easy to make even in greater quantities. Stamping is a simple way to decorate the invitation card, and the choice of patterns and stamping colors can be used to give a hint of the wedding theme or the theme colors you’ve chosen for the reception.

If you master brush script lettering or modern calligraphy you can make the invitations even more personal with hand-written invitation texts. However, a printer and downloaded brush script fonts can make the task easier for you; on these invitation cards, I first printed the text on a heavy white office paper and then continued with decorating the front with stamping.

Directions for Embossed Wedding Invitations


Step 1

Hand-write or print the invitation text on the card front. Cover the text with Post-It notes. Stamp a pattern on the card front using clear VersaMark ink. Remove Post-It notes.


Step 2

Cover the stamped pattern with Embossing Powder in Silver. Pour off excess back in the powder container.


Step 3

If the powder is sticking to the invitation text remove the powder with a clean brush. Heat set the powder with a heating tool.


Step 4

Cut the card front to size, mat on a piece of solid color cardstock and attach to the card base. For the second invitation card, I used the same masking technique, but instead of heat embossing, I decorated the card front with stamped leaf patterns. The invitation text was printed with green color to match the stamped decorations.

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Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White, Cream, Grey, Green, Burgundy
  • White card bases
  • Heat tool
  • Alcohol markers for coloring
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Post-it notes
  • Brush
  • Simon Says Stamp-‘Rose Lattice Background’ stamp
  • Stampin’Up! – ‘Best Birds,’ ‘Falling Flowers’ stamp
  • Wedding couple stamp
  • Ornament stamp

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

by Roni Johnson

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

It’s approaching the traditional wedding season so I thought I would create a quick and simple wedding invitation that could also be used for weddings and for anniversary celebrations. I was inspired to switch it up a bit because my husband and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in a couple of years. Quite the milestone these days. I love sparkle so I knew the Sheer Shimmer line was the way to go with this design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut a 4.25 x 6” white cardstock panel. Use tape to mask off one-third of the panel. Use Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix to apply one or two layers of sparkle to the panel. When you remove the mask the frosty shimmer will become more apparent. Let this layer dry completely.


Step 2

Stamp a large pattern design over the frosted area using VersaMark ink. I used a zentangle-looking swirl pattern.


Step 3

Sprinkle the pattern image with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return it to the jar. Heat the embossing powder to melt. You now have a lovely, shimmery white underneath the textured embossed area.


Step 4

Affix grey sparkly ribbon to the bottom of the embossed design using Tear It! Tape.


Step 5

Color two hearts with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. In keeping with the simple, elegant design I used Pewter and Frost.


Step 6

Cut a dark grey cardstock panel 6.25 x 12”; score at 4.5” and 9”. This creates the tri-fold panels.


Step 7

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to the front of the card.


Step 8

Affix the hearts to the card front using double stick foam tape.


Step 9

Prepare cardstock panels for the inside of the card using Frost and Pewter Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 10

Print and die-cut information about the upcoming nuptials or other celebration as is the case in the example.


Step 11

Apply Morning Mist VersaFine Clair to the edge of each die-cut using a sponge dauber. This will give the edge some contrast. Affix the die cut information to the inside of the card.


Step 12

The outside of the card has the two hearts and the ribbon.


Step 13

Add more sparkly ribbon to the inside panels as the final touch.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, grey
  • Deep Red Stamps – Festive Grunge
  • May Arts – Metallic Pewter Sparkle Ribbon
  • Double-Stick Foam Tape
  • Computer Generated Text
  • Spellbinders – Die-cut Labels

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Thank You Notes with Embossing

by Melissa Andrew

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Thank You Notes with Flower stamp and Gold Embossing

In today’s simple DIY, I show you how to create simple, elegant wedding Thank You notes. It’s always important to thank your guests and making your own beautiful thank you notes adds an extra special touch. You don’t need a lot of expensive products, and this tutorial takes no time! You can also customize these notes based on your own taste and style.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Embossing Powder – Gold
VersaMark Inkpad
VersaMarker 
Tear It! Tape
Imagine Craft Mat
Large Dauber
InkBlusher 

Other

• SugarPea Designs Stamp Set
• White Card Stock
• Paper Trimmer
• Heat Tool
• Acrylic block or stamping platform

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Invites with Delicata

by Melissa Andrew

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Invites with Delicata

Hello! Today, I have a very simple and easy do-it-yourself Wedding Invitation. I will teach you, how with very few products, you can get a professional wedding invitation that can be customized for your own taste. No matter the theme, or wedding colors you choose, you can design your own wedding invitations.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gina K Stamp Set
  • White Card Stock
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Color Printer
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Acrylic Block

Create An Awesome Accordion Fathers Day Card

by Roni Johnson

Tunnel cards just got that much cooler because of StazOn Pigment Inkpads! You can now stamp on acetate and really build up those layers without all of the cutting and snipping like traditional tunnel cards. With the help of StazOn Pigment Inks simply stamp on acetate panels, use Tear It! Tape to affix the panels to the accordion sides and you’re good to go! It takes a matter of minutes instead of hours!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp beginning layer on a card to use as a stamping guide. Originally I thought I would use this as the back panel of the card but the green was too dark so I stamped a second panel on white cardstock to use as the final layer of the tunnel.


Step 2

Cut acetate (transparencies) to the desired size. I cut 4 layers for this card.


Step 3

Position one of the acetate panels over the stamping guide. Stamp the panels from back to front stamping panel #4 first.

inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate
Step 4

Continue stamping each consecutive layer as desired. As you can see here the inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate. The best part is they dry in a matter of seconds allowing you to stack the next layer on top of the last for ease of alignment and stamping.

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.
Step 5

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.


Step 6

Use On Point Glue to create 3 flats between the mountains as shown in the photo. These flat pieces will be what you affix the acetate panels to creating the tunnel effect.

 Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.
Step 7

Cut a frame for the front of the card. Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.


Step 8

Adhere the accordion pieces to the back sides of the frame. Use Tear It Tape to adhere to each consecutive panel to the accordion sides as shown in the photo.

Your tunnel card is ready to go!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Acetate
  • Cardstock
  • My Favorites Things – Stitched Frame
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Trees, deer, pine bough
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Mom & Dad Clear Stamp Set
  • Die Machine
  • Acrylic Block

Learn How To Handcraft A Wedding Guest Book

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How To Handcraft A Wedding Guest Book

On Point Glue and Tear It! Tape worked wonders on my die-cut wedding frame construction. Imagine’s adhesives are very strong, durable, and easy to work with! Also, I really love using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle to enhance this project and I thought it would be perfect for this wedding frame keepsake that could be used to have your guests sign instead of a guest book.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

On Point Glue
Sheer Shimmer Stix – Sparkle
Large dauber
Tear It! Tape
Delicata Inkpad – White Shimmer
Imagine Craft Mat

Other

• Prima – Flowers
• Glue gun and sticks
• Crafter’s Companion – silver mirror CS, Silver glitter CS, Love sentiment
• Build a frame die heart & birds die
• Neenah – white cardstock