Baby Card Created from a Baby Shower Invitation!

Hello! I took a bit of a break from social stuff to take care of real life stuff. We all know how ‘that’ goes! Anyway, I did manage to peek at some of my favorite blogs and am once again amazed at the creativity of so many people. Very inspiring!

I have had some time to create some new cards, and would love to share a card I just completed. My regular readers know that I love to take wedding invitations and use them to create very personal wedding cards for the happy couples. It is so challenging to take the invitations and design something the same, yet different!

You can see my previous posts of a graduation announcement that I used to create a card for the graduate and a wedding card I created from the wedding invitation.

Today I would like to share a card that I created from a baby shower invitation. I love the cute little polka dots and the elephant is too adorable! I used most of this invitation, and only added a bit of gray polka dot paper and a ribbon I used on the border. Several hearts were punched and sprinkled around the card. I think it symbolizes the love this little newborn will receive once he arrives!

baby card created from baby shower invitation

When I create these cards from the invitations, I wonder what could have been done if I had two invitations and could make two cards. What do you think? Would you have done something different?

Enjoy your creative day!
~~ Vickie ~~

Wedding Card with ChalkBoard Theme

Wedding invitations are found in mailboxes all year long, but especially during the spring and summer months. I received a wedding invitation from a customer requesting that I use it to create a personalized wedding card for the couple. These are my favorite cards to create!

This wedding invitation used the popular ‘chalkboard’ theme.

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Wedding invitation used to create personalized wedding card.

The top portion of the invitation was perfect to put on the inside of their wedding card. I added a punched heart and flower sticker to ‘balance’ the look. The newlyweds are sure to recognize this when they open it!

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Wedding card created using the wedding invitation!

I printed a message that kept with the theme of ‘happily ever after’ to complete the inside of this personalized wedding card.

When I created the front of this one-of-a-kind wedding card, the names of the couple were cut from their invitation.

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‘From this Day Forward’ kept with the theme of this personalized wedding card.

One of my favorite wedding verses is “From this Day Forward”, and it seemed to pair well with the couple’s ‘happily ever after’ theme. I added some beautiful paper with swirls of gentle sparkles and a few punched hearts to accent the card. A pretty flower from Starfoam Stickers was perfect to complete this special card.

Congratulations to all the happy couples!

My regular readers know that I love to create these very unique cards, which you can see here and here, just in case you missed them.

Do you know of an upcoming wedding? I would love the opportunity to create a personalized wedding card from the invitation you receive. Contact me at or leave a comment!

Enjoy your Creative Day!

~ Vickie

thank you cards, using die cuts


Another Wedding Invitation Becomes a Wedding Card!

Hello Friends!

It has been an exciting time at HorseMark Cards! Graduations and weddings are happening everywhere and creating cards for these special events has kept me busy. Congratulations to those who became Mr. & Mrs. and all the 2014 graduates! I wish you all a bright, happy future!

Here is another wedding invitation I received from a customer who requested that I use it to create a personalized wedding card. These are my favorite cards to design! This is also the second wedding invitation that I received with the special day happening on May 31, 2014. (You can see the first invitation I received here.)

A wedding card will be created from this wedding invitation!
A wedding card will be created from this wedding invitation!

The colors of the invitation are a muted lavender and my camera does not do it justice. I was happy to see that the back of the invitation was lavender with lines of tiny white dots. The ribbon is a lavender-gray color.

The back of the wedding invitation I used to make a wedding card.
The back of the wedding invitation I used to make a wedding card.

I designed the inside of this card using some coordinating papers I had that matched the lavender of the invitation. The message was stamped on white card stock and I used a die-cut to make a decorated shape. The ribbon and tag from the invitation accents the bottom of the card. Using a Di-namics die-cut, I made two tiny butterflies from the back of the invitation.

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The inside of this wedding card was created from the wedding invitation!

This is the front of the wedding card I created. I used some of the ribbon to weave two silver wedding rings on the card. The bride and groom’s names from the announcement were shaped into ovals. They were placed over the dotted paper that was on the reverse side of their invitation. Another tiny butterfly flutters on the front. (Can you tell that I love butterflies!)

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This custom wedding card was created from the wedding invitation!

The bride and groom have a special friend that decided to have this personalized wedding card made just for them. I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the wedding! Congratulations!

I love creating personalized cards from invitations. Last year I also created a wedding card from the invitation for my nephew and his wife.

Your comments are so appreciated and provide me with encouragement with my creative endeavors. Thank you for visiting!

Enjoy your Creative Day!

~ Vickie ~

Thank you card with little bird and polka dot ribbon

Groovy 1970’s Wedding Card!

Here’s something Far Out…BAM…Bad…and Boss! Can you Dig it?

These are some slang terms used in the 1970’s, which was the theme for this wedding invitation I received from a customer. She wanted me to create a wedding card from it. I am excited to finally share the card I designed, since the wedding was this past weekend.

This is the fun and creative invitation I received.

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This fun wedding invitation will become a wedding card!

Naturally, I wanted to keep with the 1970’s theme. Bright colors were in order, and flowers of course! I had to use the peace sign too!

Here is the inside of the card I created from this invitation.

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This is the inside of a wedding card I created from the invitation!

I knew ‘groovy’ was going to be part of this card, and somehow ‘Far Out‘ managed to be typed on my keyboard when this message was created. I couldn’t resist! I used an old die-cut from my Cuttlebug collection to make the brightly colored flowers. The centers of the flowers are accented with tiny sequins and circle stickers. The ‘peace’ sign and flower portion of the announcement was cut and used as a vase for the flower!

I tried to match the font they used for the inside message, but I kept it black instead of blue. I thought it added a bit of contrast to the colors. The corners are punched with a small flower and accented with tiny sticker centers.

This is the front of the wedding card the couple received on their special day!

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This 1970’s themed card was made from the wedding invitation!

I used their names from the announcement and popped it over a die-cut label, which also served as a ‘vase’ for the flowers. The green leaves were made from a Stampin’Up! punch. When I create cards I usually don’t rely on so many punches or die-cuts, but this was an exception. I think it worked.

Once again, I managed to include a tiny butterfly on a card! I put my well used die-cut from Di-namics over shiny silver card stock, since I wanted the little butterfly to twinkle and add some contrast to the card. (I may have to change my HorseMark Cards logo to include a butterfly!) My aunt had sent me several packages of confetti, which included orange ‘Congrats’, which I thought went well with this theme.

Since this invitation was so creative and clever, I figured the wedding was just as fantastic! I can only imagine what the reception was like, especially since the guests were asked to wear 1970’s style clothing! Congratulations to the groovy couple!

For my younger readers, (or some of my older readers that may have forgotten, for various reasons 🙂 ) Far Out, BAM, Bad and Boss were terms used to mean cool or awesome in today’s language!

‘Can you dig it?’ Understand?


Enjoy your creative day! ~ Vickie ~

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Why I Cut Up Wedding Invitations!

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.

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This wedding announcement was used to create a wedding card!

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.

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I cut flowers from the wedding announcement to create this card!

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.

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The flower was cut from the wedding announcement!

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.

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Wedding card created from wedding invitation!

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 and I can give you more information!

Enjoy your Creative Day!

~ Vickie

card with flowers, embossed swirls