Skip to main content

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.
Post a Comment

What's Hot Here?

Congratulations Are In Order, Part 1: DIY Wedding Gift

This past weekend my big little guy was in a wedding. I love weddings so I was very excited. The four of us (and all the bags) piled in the Tahoe for the road trip. It was quite the adventure, but it was worth every minute.

Back to what you came here for the DIY project.

One night while searching Pinterest, I found this really cool print:
I thought it would be a great gift for a couple.  I even thought it would be for my bedroom (I'm seriously considering making one for us).  So, when I was thinking of the perfect gift for this wedding, my mind immediately went back to this idea.

I thought about how I could make this idea my own.  I came up with this: I took this before I decided to add the year they were married to the center top.

Here's what I used: Frame & Mat:  I was prepared to make my own mat, but I found a frame that included the perfect mat  for 3 5" by 7" prints at Ross.Map: You can buy an atlas or map.  OR You can do like me.  I used Google maps t…

Lesson Learned

McCall's 7047 Modified Using Simplicity 1072
Hey Loves!

I'm so excited about today's Tip Tuesday. It's actually a combination of Me Made Monday and Top Tuesday. I get really excited to see other people wearing my creations especially when they feel good in them.  She looked gorgeous and said she felt gorgeous.  That's all that matters!

The two piece ensemble was her vision.   I immediately knew I'd use McCall 7047 to make it.   I'm always using it for different projects and knew it could easily be adjusted to meet her need. It definitely fit the bill. Here's a link to my review of this project.

So let's talk about the fabric.   It's a quilted knit from Joann Fabrics.   I used the same fabric in boysenberry to make this cardigan. (Here are links to the black and boysenberry quilted knit fabrics.)  I love different fabrics.   I guess it's one of my things.   I love texture of this fabric.   I also love the elasticity.   It has a close stitch w…

Cheers to the New Year

Hey Loves!

I'm so happy to be here to say good riddance to 2016!  I am sooo happy to see 2016 gone.
I don't know about you but 2016 has been quite the year.  I've learned a lot of lessons: Even your best plans can fail.Your victory can be a complete failure to someone else.In my weakness, I am strongest.Don't get distracted from your goals.In every failure, there is a victory. The last half of 2016 has been so rough, but it's over and I'm better because of it. Don't get me wrong. There were victories in 2016, but I'm not gonna look back on them. I'm going to focus on my plans for 2017. I'm happy and optimistic about what 2017 has in store.  
So much so that I was determined to start the year wearing something made by me for me.
The top is very comfy and versatile.  I'll definitely be making more.  I'd love one in a heavier weight knit with a little move structure. 
I started 2017 my way.  You should too!

For info on this project, check out…