Easy DIY Wedding Card Tutorial
Handmade wedding cards convey a message to the bride and groom. They show that you care by taking the time out of your busy life to create a greeting card for their big day. You will have fun, and your DIY card will be appreciated. This particular card project is so easy to make that even someone who doesn't consider themselves to be crafty could finish it with excellent results.
The card's design is simple, yet beautiful. The color black is associated with elegance and sophistication, while silver symbolizes glamour, grace, and modernity. Perfect for today's wedding couple.
All you have to do is fold, cut, and stick on embellishments to make a wedding greeting card you will be proud to present. If you use a punch instead of a die cut machine, it's even easier to get fantastic results.
What You'll Need
Equipment / Tools
- X-Acto Knife
- Electronic die cut machine (optional)
- 1.25-inch circle punch (if not using electronic die cut machine)
- Corner punch (optional)
- 1 12 x 12 sheet of white Chevron Core'dinations 320027 scrapbook paper
- 1 8.5 x 11 sheet black cardstock
- 1 package Thickers hardcover foil letter stickers
- Paper circle SVG file download
- Foam tape or foam dots
Cut the Card to Size
You can make this card from any silver and white geometric themed cardstock; there are many beautiful paper designs from which to choose. If you wish to use the paper in the example, you will have to cut it down to size.
The card stock we used is only sold in sheets that are 12 x 12. Measure and mark an 8.5 x 11-inch rectangle on the back side of the paper and then use an X-Acto knife and ruler, or scissors if you have a steady hand, to cut out the proper card size.
Fold the cut sheet in half and sharpen the crease with a bone folder or your fingers.
Cut Six Black Paper Circles
Cut six 1.25-inch paper circles from the sheet of black cardstock. If you are using an electronic die cut machine, upload the free SVG cutting files provided. The free download provides cutting files that work with most electronic die cut machines and also includes a PDF file for those making the card by hand. You may also cut the circles by hand using a 1.25-inch paper circle punch.
Attach the Metallic Sticky Letters to the Cut Paper Discs
Place the letters onto the black paper circles to spell out the words Mr. & Mrs. as in the photo above. The letters have a sticky backing, so all you have to do is center each letter onto a black disc. Press firmly onto the front of the letter with your fingers to make sure the letter adheres properly to the paper.
Attach Letters to the Front of the Card
You can attach the paper circles with the metallic letters onto the front of the card using foam dots. Just place the foam dot onto the center of the back of the paper circle and press firmly in place. Use the photo as a guide to letter placement.
Foam tape will work in a pinch if you don't have foam dots. Just cut a tiny square of foam tape, remove the paper backing and place onto the back of the paper circle as you would a foam dot. The foam dots give the letter circles a bit of height and dimension adding drama to the design of the card.
Add Round Corners to Your Card
If you'd like, you can also create rounded corners on your card with a corner punch. This added touch will give your greeting card an upscale look, but it is not necessary. A card with rounded or square corners is a matter of personal preference.
Write your congratulations on the inside of the wedding card, and then insert it into a black, silver, or white envelope and proudly present it to the bride and groom. They will love and appreciate the effort and time you took to make them a handmade card for their special day.
Some couples choose to save their wedding cards as a memento of the occasion. Who knows! Your card may still be around fifty years from now when they celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary.