YES! I have been so busy cutting up wedding invitations! It seems that love is certainly in the air and couples are ready to celebrate a very special union…their marriage! Four wedding invitations have arrived at the HorseMark Cards Creative Haven in the past three weeks! I have taken those invitations and created custom wedding cards for the happy couples. That is why I love to cut up wedding invitations and I would like to share one with you today!
When I received this wedding announcement, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it! It was printed on nice ivory paper with lots of text, but also had blank space and embossed borders.
Flowers are a symbol of marriage, so I knew I should create some from this invitation. Using my flower die-cut from the Di-namics line at My Favorite Things, I decided to cut the flowers, flower centers, and leaves from the announcement. I hand-cut the stems from the edges of the invitation. Bits of the text on the flower petals added a subtle hint of the announcement and hopefully will put a smile on the newlyweds’ faces!
Here is a a close up of the flowers I created.
Very few handmade cards I create are blank inside. I feel that some decoration is important, so I also created another flower to put on the inside of this card. I stamped the message on some ivory card stock and trimmed the two corners to match the front corners of the card front.
Printed wedding paper in soft, ivory colors provided the background for the card. I decided to hand-cut the names to attach on the front instead of using another die-cut. I felt it added a bit more flair and matched the curves of the flowers.
A ‘Congratulations’ stamp in the matching font was stamped on the border and hand-cut to match the names. I just added golden, sparkly stickers to the centers of the flowers and accented two corners with a few more.
I used another die-cut from the Di-namics collection to use as my ‘vase’, which I decided to ‘pop’ to add more dimension to the card. I also curled the leaves a bit, which also added some elevation to the card.
Creating this custom wedding card was so enjoyable for me. I love the challenge of taking an announcement and turning it into a very personal card. If you missed my post last year, you can see a wedding card I made for my nephew and his wife! I will share the other wedding cards I have made from invitations soon! (I also received a high school graduation announcement which I made into a card! More on that creation later!)
If you receive a wedding announcement I would love to create a wedding card from it for you and the couple! You will certainly present the ultimate, personal wedding card to the couple!
Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you more information!
Enjoy your Creative Day!