Homemade Wedding Card Video and Template

Homemade Wedding Card Video and Template

This homemade wedding card video took me a bit longer to put together than I anticipated. Like…3 months longer! But I finally watched a tutorial on using my movie making program and I am good to go! Videos should really only take a week or two for me to put together from now on! Promise! =)

Since it’s been so long since I posted the cards, here is a picture of the wedding cards as a reminder! =)

picture snatched from my wedding card video

picture snatched from my wedding card video

Below is the video of me making the card. As promised in the video, I have a template of the tuxedo shirt should you wish to download that instead of making it the way I demonstrate in the video. If you have teenagers, perhaps you can have them make the shirt template using a compass as I demonstrated. The template link of the tux shirt is below the video.

And the above promised tuxedo template as a PDF.

If you create something with this template or something like this card, do leave a link in my comments so we can all check out your masterpiece.

And again, I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere online and on SplitCoastStampers.com. I believe my only claim to fame on these cards is that 1) I made a thank you card out of it, 2) I added a second layer of dress to add a 3D element to it.

What is neat about these two versions of the homemade wedding card is that you could make 15 of the thank you cards as a wedding gift or bridal shower gift and you could use the gate fold version as the card you use to put with the gift.

Here are the original posts with more info:

Homemade Baby Boy 3D Baby Shower Gift

Homemade Baby Boy 3D Baby Shower Gift and Thank You Card Set

So I finally did it….I created a baby gift from scratch for a baby shower. I have been hestitant up to this point to make the entire gift and. More importantly, I’ve been hesitant to give thank you cards as THE gift. But I let loose and got to creating. I love it when everything comes together.

Here are pictures of the thank you cards and the pocket card that contained them!

baby boy baby shower pocket card - the front and side

baby boy baby shower pocket card - the front and side

Ok, what do you think so far? The words “baby boy” on the front are made from Microsoft Word. I created wordart that allowed for hollow letters so I could color them with my copics. And the airplane is a stamp that I cut out – not a die cut. It’s from a set I bought at a garage sale for $3! I love a good deal. It’s from Little Yellow Bicycle – SWS-104 Baby Boy.

Back and side of baby boy pocket card

Back and side of baby boy pocket card

Now, here’s the back and side of the card. The name Logan was created with my Cuttlebug and Soph Alpha set from QuicKutz. The ovals are Spellbinders. I also created the polka dot white paper with the Cuttlebug. And the clouds, well, they’re from an old template that you sponge around.

Believe it or not, I spent quite some time measuring and calculating to figure out how wide the pocket card should be. I calculated for too long, in fact. But it all worked out. I knew I wanted to do a cloud motif because that’s what I did for the cards.

I say, that’s what “I” did for the cards, but I actually had help from my friend Rebecca. She and I sat down and brainstormed the card and cranked out 12 of them in one evening. Later I tweaked the cards (because more is better!). Then I created the pocket card to contain the greeting cards.

 

Side view of Baby Boy pocket card

Side view of Baby Boy pocket card

Ok, here’s the last side, the closure. Very important component for a pocket card this size! I decided to use blue sheer ribbon as the closure. I contemplated lots of things but worried that the transparancy might break . So, I attached ribbon around the card. I actually weaved it in and out of the front, side and back panels by cutting slits before finally having it come out near the edge. I then covered the slits and weaving with the light blue and white decorative panels.

I also attached a little heart card with my name inside it as the gift tag. The light blue heart opens up like a locket. It’s not real obvious that it’s the card, so next time I might do something a bit more obvious.

As you can see, I used acetate / transparency to create the pocket so you can see the contents! How much fun is that?!

Your first glance at the inside the baby boy pocket card

Your first glance at the inside the baby boy pocket card

Isn’t this  fun! Here’s the inside of the pocket card! Obviously, the left is a little baby boy t-shirt and on the right is the pocket full of thank you cards and envelopes. I had a big chunck of navy blue in the center / spine. I thought it was kind of boring, so I created a cloud panel for there. Which lead me to my next great idea…

an empty baby boy pocket card

an empty baby boy pocket card

Since the pockets are made of acetate, I couldn’t resist making a cloud motif behind each pocket. It serves to conceal how the transparency is attached to the card, it reinforces the pocket and it looks good! Function before form! =) I really love that when the mother to be takes out the contents, the pocket card still looks good. And she could use it to store baby treasures later, if she wants.

Before I show more pictures of the card, a note on the pocket card. I used a scor-pal to create this project. I can’t imagine stamping without it. But, I find that scoring acetate is tricky. It leaves a mark, but doesn’t leave a deep enough crease. My husband saw me struggling with the acetate score line and suggested I use my thin metal ruler to score the piece. Oooh, I could kiss him, and probably did. The ultra thin metal ruler I have is thinner than the scor-pal tool and sturdier enough to put a solid deep crease in the acetate. It’s almost as easy as folding paper! A butter knife might work as well.

Baby Boy Thank You Card

Baby Boy Thank You Card

On to the card! Many thanks to my friend Rebecca for her help in designing and creating the 12 thank you baby boy greeting cards.

As mentioned I tweaked it afterwards. I sponged some blue in the center of the oval and added the word baby to the bottom left.

Oh, and should thank my husband for his suggestion of adding yellow. He wanted a yellow plane. I wasn’t so sure about that. Rebecca suggested the stars be yellow. So, there’s team work for ya!

I also added a little blue gem to the circle on the tail of the plane. The stamp has a little white circle so I felt it needed to be filled with bling! =)

Oh, and almost forgot, the thank you swirl is a stamp from stampendous!

Inside the baby boy thank you card

Inside the baby boy thank you card

Last but not least is a picture of the inside of the thank you card. Just a couple little clouds for interest.

I just realized that I didn’t stamp on the envelopes! I hesitate to decorate envelopes because the ink I use is not waterproof. So I hate to see them smear. But stamped envelopes would have been adorable. Next time!

Speaking of inks, I used Distress ink from Tim Holtz collection for this card. I used it on the airplane as well as sponging for the clouds and distressing.

Hope you enjoy this pocket card and that it inspires you to make a baby gift for your next baby shower!

Birthday Magic Box

3D Magic Box as Kit

The latest class I taught was available as a kit (offered at Simple Pleasures). Unfortunately, attendance was low, so it was only available as a kit. If anyone wants to get in on the fun, this kit is $25. It comes with complete instructions and nearly everything you’ll need to complete it.

And pictures? Well, those are available here, of course! =)

Magic Box in Green, pinks and yellows

Magic Box in Green, pinks and yellows

So, here’s the outside of the box. It’s a green box with pink accent and a yellow decorative paper that features pretty packages, bows and birds. This could be used for birthday, bridal shower, baby shower….because there are no words on it. If you need a gift, this is pretty generic. It would work for most any holiday or special occassion.

Magic Box Top - Gift Tag

Magic Box Top - Gift Tag

Can you see the glitter I added to two of the packages on the gift tag? I also put green bows on each side of the lid with 1/2″ green ribbon. And who doesn’t love a little bling! =)

Magic Box Gift Card Holder - Close UP

Magic Box Gift Card Holder - Close UP

Again, the packages on the gift card holder have glitter. And so do the ribbons on the side panels. Using a glue pen, I scribbled glue on the paper and sprinkled with glitter. How fun is that! Who needs a glitter stack when you can add glitter yourself! =)

Magic Box Side View

Magic Box Side View

Ok, this side view is very important. Notice the triangle support behind the gift card holder? Not too fancy. And how about the floating presents, do you see the transparency strips I used to hold those? And did you notice those packages have glitter, too?! These things aren’t too difficult, but they add a lot of interest. I made little slits in the center panel and slid the transparency in and secured with adhesive. Easy as can be.

So, for those who would like a few more photos on how it’s done, check these out.

Magic Box Taped and Ready to Go

Magic Box Taped and Ready to Go

With everything scored, cut and folder, here’s where you put the tape on the major pieces. Left is the gift card holder. Middle is the gift card holder support and to the right is the lid.

 
Magic Box Folds

Magic Box Folds

I’m guessing that some of the folds for the gift card holder and the gift card holder support may be tricky, especially for those first timers out there. So here are a couple of photos that I hope will help. The top picture is me tucking the side panel under the bottom part of the gift card holder. The bottom photo is me making a triangle support for the gift card holder.

Supply List:

  • 2 pieces 12×12 Green cardstock
  • 1 piece 12×12 pink cardstock
  • 1 piece 12×12 decorative paper (Heidi Grace)
  • white typing paper
  • gems
  • 1/2″ green grosgrain ribbon (Creative Impressions)
  • 1/8″ green grosgrain ribbon (Creative Impressions)
  • foam tape
  • double sided tape
  • single sided tape
  • craft knife
  • scor-pal
  • scissors
  • Quickie glue pen
  • glitter
  • acetate / transparency sheet
  • Zots

Big Bold Copic Thank You Card

My Big Bold Copic Handmade Thank You Card

I was inspired by the latest issue of Papercrafts Mag. There was a card in there that had big chuncky letters that said thanks. That was the only image on the card. And it was cute, cute, cute. It inspired me to print the word “Thanks” in Word as WordArt that had hollow letters. I stamped flowers, colored them in with Copics and voila!

Homemade Thank You Card colored with Copics

Homemade Thank You Card colored with Copics

Do you notice something different about this card than my usual lot? Uhhh, could it be the BRIGHT COLORS! Don’t they just scream THANKS! =) My husband actually loves this one. This is one of the few times I have seen him actually complimentary without having to work at it.

It really doesn’t show, but the letters are on puffy tape as are the printed words “a bunch”. The 3D effect of the puffy tape lends to the shadow effect of the coloring. I think I will modify this one as an HB2U card as well as a get well SOON card.

As I was coloring it I made a very concerted effort to use bright obnoxious colors. And I really like how it turned out. I liked it so much I made 2 more very similar (used different fonts for the Thanks). Word of warning, coloring did take me quite some time. But that’s to be expected with Copics.

Paper was just random stuff I had on hand. I’d been wondering when I’d use that bright orange paper! The flowers are some random acrylic flower set. Any flowers with hollow middles would be perfect for a card like this.

Sunflower’s in Purple Greeting Card

Homemade Card – Sunflowers in Purple

OCC Color Challenge just happens to coincide with a card I made yesterday. Wow! How often does that happen? First time for me. So, here’s a card I created with a “new” used stamp my friend bought for me. And I chose to make it a birthday card because I use a lot of those.

Who knew yellow sunflowers would work on my tone on tone purple card?!

Who knew yellow sunflowers would work on my tone on tone purple card?!

One thing I loved right away about this stamp was that I could color it in with my copic markers. I’m not sure if it shows up, but I also used silver perfect pearls by Tim Holtz on the watering can. I also sponged Tim Holtz’s distress ink on the edges. This is also the first card I’ve created using Coredinations paper. Love that the core is a different color than the top.

I used a cuttlebug embossing plate to add a texture to the paper then sanded it a bit with a scrap piece of sandpaper. Love that a lighter shade of purple shows through. And I ripped the paper to also reveal the core. Love it!

A little something for the inside

A little something for the inside

My friend also had this adorable little dragonfly on hand. I have no idea who made it, but it looked like a pretty old stamp. But again, I thought it would be adorable colored with copics and make the perfect adornment for the inside of the card.

Ribbon and gems from my stash finish the card.