Handmade Wedding Card

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Bridesmaids at our friend’s wedding

That’s my friend, Mandi. We met during our first year of college – we were in the same freshman 101 class. I really cherish her friendship! She is the one who helped me discover my great love for Audrey Hepburn, Chuck Taylor Converses, and Relient K. I’m not saying I didn’t like them before I met her…I just never realized how awesome they really were!

Mandi is getting married this October (yay!!), and since hubby and I will be attending, I wanted to make her a card. I decided to make it early, in case I ran out of time before the wedding arrived. So with my free time last night, I made this card, and I am IN LOVE with it!!!!! Not only was it extremely easy to make, it looks like it came out of a magazine or something! Hahaha alright, alright, I’m getting  off my high horse now 😉 Here’s how you can make it:

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First, I perused Pinterest for inspiration. I found three very similar ideas, all involving a tiered cake. That seemed like the most easiest thing to create. I decided to make my cake three tiers. For the bottom and largest tier, I cut a piece of black and cream chevron paper into a 3.25″W x 1.75″H rectangle. Then I cut a piece of cream and gold moroccan paper into a 2.75″W x 1.75″H rectangle and a piece of cream paper into a 2.25″W x 1.75″H rectangle. I then used my corner rounder die cut and rounded off the edges on the top of each tier.

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Then I took some light blue ribbon and wrapped the bottom of each tier with it. I attached it with those scrapbook sticker squares.

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Then I used more of those scrapbook stickers to assemble the cake together. I also reinforced the back with some masking tape, just in case.

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I had some 3D flowers that I decided to place on the cake. I chose the pink ones to add a pop of color. I used some glue for the flowers and then took a sticky pearl and placed it in the center of each.

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Next, the saying. I decided to use the phrase, “Happy I do day”. I got out my stamps and went to work. I used two different font styles. After I stamped out the phrase, I used some special trim scissors and cut around it.

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I then cut out a piece of gold glitter paper and rounded off the edges. It created a nice background. But I couldn’t just end there. I added a little more bling to the “O” in “I do” – a little rhinestone and some “shine” lines coming off the diamond really send it over the top!

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The last thing is to attach everything to the card!

012Does this card look familiar to you at all? It’s because it is. I used most of the same paper that I used in my Wedding Picture Frame 🙂

Alright guys, I’ve got some cupcakes to fill, so I need to run! I hope your weekend finds you well 🙂 Happy crafting,

~ Traci

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