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Congratulations Are In Order, Part 2: DIY Wedding Gift

So, in Congratulations Are In Order, Part 1: DIY Wedding Gift, I told you all about the gift I made for a dear friend's wedding. But, I didn't mentioned the cool card I made as well.

I got the idea from Jessi at Practically Functional.  She has an awesome tutorial on making a wedding greeting card.  Thanks Jessi.

I didn't have time to go to the store to pick up a card so I made my own.  I made a few modifications from Jessi's card but it's the same basic concept.

What I used:
  • 3 pieces of cardstock (brown, tan, and off white) 
  • Decorated cardstock (from an invite to another event) 
  • Glue (glue stick and hot glue)
  • Scissors
  • Template from Practically Functional
  • Pearl Glass Beads
What I did:
  1. Turned my brown cardstock landscape. Then folded each side in 3.5".
    The card is 4" wide by 8.5" tall.
  2. Printed Jessi's template. Cut it out.  Then, traced it onto my cardstock.
  3. Cut out my cardstock pieces and assembled them according to the tutorial.
    I used the decorated cardstock for the dress.
    I used the tan for the tux collar, buttons, and tie.
    I used the off white for the tux shirt. 
  4. Glued the assembled tux and the dress on the right side of the card.
  5. Printed a  greeting for the inside of the card measuring 3" wide by 7.5" tall.
  6. Cute out the greeting and glued in to the inside of the card.
  7. Hot glued 3 pearl glass beads to the waist of the dress. 
  8. Placed a heavy book on the card to hold the pieces in place while it dried.

It took about 20 minutes to complete and cost me $0. It would have taken more than 20 minutes to drive to Wal-Mart, browse the car aisle to find the perfect card, stand in those awesome lines to pay for it, and drive back home.

Here is the finished product:

DIY Card in about 20 min

 Have you made any cards lately? Share a link to your latest card idea.


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