A Handmade Wedding Card Idea
Simple and Chic
A handmade wedding card idea can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. Weddings are a wonderful occasion for making a homemade greeting card because you often know well in advance about the wedding, giving you ample time to get creative.
I thought of this handmade wedding card idea when rummaging through my crafty card making supplies. I've had this cool patterned paper for a while (I got a stack from the dollar store, so for a $1 - how could I resist?).
It's brown, pale pink, and blue with stripes and circles and whatnot. It wasn't until I needed to make a homemade wedding card for my husband's cousin that I finally figured out how I can use it!
The couple getting married is young and hip so I couldn't really see myself making an overly embellished card or something extra lovey dovey and mushy, so when I came across this patterned piece of paper - I knew exactly what to do!
To make a simple, 3-tiered cake you can use any type patterned paper, but I think a pattern with stripes would work best. The stripes make it easier to cut and also help to measure out your cake tiers equally.
Although, for a handmade wedding card idea, a polka dotted cake or a bold floral pattern could look really neat as a cake, simply consider for whom you are making the card and use your best judgment.
- Cardstock for the actual card, I used a 5" x 5" white textured pre-made card
- Patterned paper, preferably with stripes or other cool design
- Ribbon, preferably that matches your patterned paper
- Rubber stamp that says "Congratulations" or other message. If you don't have a stamp, then consider writing out your message with a nice inky pen.
- Ink pad for your rubber stamp, I used a silver brush pen
- Double sided tape (to attach the "cake") or adhesive of your choice
- Clear drying glue to attach your ribbon
- Scissors for cutting the cake (sounds yummy, doesn't it?) and for cutting the ribbon
- Trim and fold your card to the desired size.
- Take your patterned paper, you will be cutting three 1" inch thick strips of three different lengths.
The bottom tier will be the longest strip, my bottom tier is about 3" long. The middle tier is about 2.5" long. The top tier is about 1.5" long.
Depending on the size of your card, you should aim to create a big enough "cake" to cover a good portion of the card. That being said, I could have made my cake a little bigger to cover more surface area of the card.
- Tape or glue your strips onto the front of your card to resemble a 3-tiered cake.
- Rubber stamp or write your congratulations message directly underneath the cake.
- With your ribbon, tie a little bow for the top of your cake. Make sure it doesn't overpower your cake by being too thick of a ribbon.
- With your clear drying glue, attach the bow to the top of the cake.
- Allow glue to fully dry before sending.
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