Welcome to my blog, where creativity meets celebration! June is a month filled with love and new beginnings, making it the perfect time for weddings. If you're planning a June wedding or helping a loved one with their special day, I have a delightful projects in store for you. In this blog post, I'll guide you through the process of designing elegant handmade cards that will add a touch of personal charm to any wedding invitation or thank you card. Let's embark on this creative journey together and create wedding wonders!
Cardstock in various shades (white, cream, pastel colors)
Decorative paper or patterned scrapbook paper
Ribbons, lace, or trimmings
Glue or adhesive tape
Scissors or craft knife
Stamps, ink pads, or embossing powder (optional)
Calligraphy pen or fine-tipped markers (optional)
Embellishments like pearls, rhinestones, die cut flowers, or dried flowers (optional)
Choose Your Design:
Begin by deciding on the style and theme for your cards. Classic, modern, rustic, or whimsical – the choice is yours. Consider the wedding colors and overall aesthetic to ensure your cards coordinate perfectly. Pinterest and wedding magazines can be great sources of inspiration during this stage.
Cut your cardstock into the desired size for your cards. A typical wedding invitation is usually 5x7 inches, but you can adjust the dimensions as per your preference. Fold the cardstock in half to create a card base. Ensure clean and crisp folds for a professional finish.
Layering and Decorative Paper:
To add elegance and dimension, cut a slightly smaller piece of decorative paper or patterned scrapbook paper than the card base. Adhere it to the front of the card using a glue stick or adhesive tape. The contrast between the cardstock and decorative paper will create a stunning effect.
Embellishments and Trimmings:
Enhance the beauty of your card by adding ribbons, lace, or trimmings. Cut lengths of ribbon or lace, and attach them to the card with glue or adhesive tape. You can create bows or weave the ribbons into intricate designs, depending on your chosen style.
Sentiments and Calligraphy:
Now it's time to add a heartfelt message or sentiment to your card. You can either print the message using a printer or write it by hand. If you choose to handwrite, practice your calligraphy or use a fine-tipped marker for a neat and elegant look. Take your time and ensure the wording is centered and legible.
Stamps and Embossing (Optional):
For an extra touch of sophistication, consider using stamps or embossing powder. Stamps can add beautiful patterns or images to your cards, while embossing powder creates a raised, glossy effect. Experiment with different colors and designs until you achieve the desired result.
To make your cards truly shine, add delicate embellishments such as pearls, rhinestones, or dried flowers. These small details can make a big impact and give your cards a luxurious feel. Use a dab of glue to attach them securely and let them dry completely.
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Designing elegant handmade cards for June weddings is a delightful way to add a personal touch to the special day. By following these steps, you can create beautiful and unique cards that will be cherished by the recipients. Whether it's wedding invitations, thank you cards, or even save-the-date cards, your handmade creations will be a testament to your love and creativity. Enjoy the process, and may your cards bring joy to all who receive them. Happy crafting and congratulations to all the soon-to-be-married couples!
I have linked the supplies for both of the cards designed by Stampin' Up!'s Concept Artists in this post as best as I can figure out what they used.
June 2023 Host Code & Ordering Special:
June Ordering Special:
Shop with me during the month (May 28th – June 30th) using the Host Code PV6H2ZUH
With any size order you will get my June 2023 Monthly Card Tutorials PDF by Email.
On orders of $40+ (Subtotal before shipping and tax) and I will send you my June Monthly Card Kits To Go featuring the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set on page 77 of the Annual Catalog plus the Monthly tutorial emailed to you.
On orders of $50+ (Subtotal before shipping and tax) and get my June 2023 Monthly Card Tutorial by email, the June Monthly Card Kits To Go, and my June 2023 Fun Fold Bonus Card Kit.
Please make sure to read the fine print below.
Fine print details:
All orders have to be placed in my Online Store and you need to make sure you are shopping with Rick Adkins as your demonstrator!
You must use the host code link above to qualify.
Your order total must reach the correct dollar amount more before shipping & taxes
If your order is over $150 before shipping and taxes; Please do not use the host code, you will get Stampin' Rewards. But in order to receive the June customer gifts you will have to email me within 24 hours of placing your order; that you want it and that your order was intended for the free gift. This does not apply towards any special offer I may offer this month by email! You will have to follow those instructions in the email to the letter!
All orders must use this link if under $150 to qualify https://bit.ly/PV6H2ZUH
All orders must be placed by 11:45 pm June 30, 2023, to qualify!
If you pick no contact, I will not be able to send you the free gift or a thank you card.
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