Even if you’re a seasoned card-maker, it seems like creating handmade wedding cards comes with extra pressure because we want it to be as special as the people and the occasion itself. Luckily, with the beautiful Ever After collection and a few tricks, making a spectacular wedding card is easier than you might think! Look at how easily these intricate gate-fold cards come together!
To create these cards, you will need:
- Ever After Paper Pack
- Ever After Laser Cut Frames
- Ever After Stickers
- Ever After Variety Mat Pack
- 12-inch Trimmer
- Tape Runner
- Repositionable Adhesive
- Multi-Purpose Tool
- All-Purpose Scissors
- Brown Dual-Tip Pen
- Optional: Ribbon
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Step 1: Trim a piece of double-sided patterned paper to measure 4″ x 11″.
Step 2: Place the strip into your trimmer at 2-3/4″ from the edge and use your Multi-Purpose Tool to score along the track where the blade runs. Remove the strip, turn it and insert the other end into trimmer at 2-3/4″. Score again.
Step 3: Trim ¼” off both sides of one of the 4″ x 6″ variety mats that feature a sentiment or quote.
Step 4: Fold both ends of the paper strip toward the middle of the card.
Step 5: Adhere the card in between the fold lines using a Tape Runner.
Step 6: Trim one of the oval Laser Cut Frames in half along the dotted line.
Step 7: Add regular adhesive along the solid edge and Repositionable Adhesive over all of the cut-outs.
Step 8: Adhere the straight side of the Laser Cut Frame to the edge of the card, pressing firmly to adhere all the intricate cut-outs.
Step 9: Use your All-Purpose Scissors to carefully trim away the patterned paper around the edge of the Laser Cut Frame. Repeat on both sides.
Step 10: To keep the card closed, attach a length of organza ribbon to the back of the card with the Vellum Tape Runner and tie in a simple knot in the front.
Step 11: If you don’t have ribbon, create a band closure by cutting a 1″ x 12″ strip of coordinating paper, folding it to fit around the card and adhering it with the Tape Runner.
Step 12: Add a sticker to cover the seam where the papers attach.
Step 13: Slip the band over the card to keep it closed.
Thanks to the double-sided paper and the gorgeous variety mats, these wedding cards are as lovely on the inside as they are on the outside!
Following these measurements will give you a card that fits in a standard invitation envelope (A2).
Whether you are mailing the cards or including them with a wedding gift that you bring to the celebration, address your envelope in your best handwriting using the Brown Dual-Tip Pen and seal the envelope with another sticker.
These gorgeous DIY wedding cards will be the perfect addition to your wedding gift! What other ways do you like to get crafty for weddings? Let us know in the comments below!