Monday, 10 September 2012

Wedding Card

As promised, here is the wedding card that I made for my lovely sister and new brother in law for their wedding.  It was touch and go whether I would actually be able to find the time to make the card before the big day, and many times I wished that I had settled on a more simple, straight forward card :)  However, I made the time and I was really pleased with the result - I think the bride and groom were too, but they were a little overwhelmed at the time!

As you can see, I used supplies from the wedding stationery, so that it was totally co-ordinated (if you knew my sister, you would understand!!!)  It is a large, three fold (A5) card which I tied up with ribbon.

I was very brave (although I must admit to practising first!) and splatted with Mister Huey on the kraft card, just to break it up a bit and to let the words do the talking.  This is the first inside page of the card.

And here is the inside :)  Once open, the bunting hangs between the two outer sides of the card.

I used some photos that I had printed from when Jo and Jamie came down to visit us a while ago and stuck one on each inside page.  A pair of love birds a tag, a ticket and an appropriate sticker and the first page was done.

The middle page I kept quite simple and sewed a variety of small buttons in a heart shape around my favourite of the photos - time consuming but really effective and so pretty.

The third page is quite busy, but I love all the layers!  I wanted to include a glassine bag, and filled it with all sorts of hearts, some punched, some sequin type hearts and all the little circles that had come out of the tags that I die cut for the place settings for the wedding!

I nearly forgot to leave some space for writing the card, but stamped congratulations on the back and we all wrote a message to the happy couple!

Carole x


  1. Carole that is a truly fabulous card!
    What a brilliant idea!
    So worth all the effort I know you'll have put into it.
    Hugs xx

  2. Wow, really incredible! Love how you've made it so personal with pictures you took!!! That is a really cool idea, I'll have to keep that in mind for the next wedding I go to (probably won't be for a while, so I have some time to plan it out!) Hugs, Roxy.

  3. beautiful!!! you did such a lovely job of layering all those hearts and have so much patience to sew each one of those buttons on.
    I also love how the bunting hangs, your so clever!!!!!
    perfect card for a perfect day, well done you xxxx

  4. I love my wedding card! It is so beautiful, I love the white flecks on the front and buttons in the shape of the heart, and the ever so cute bunting. I really appreciate all the time and effort that you put into make not only this beautiful card, but all of our wedding stationary, thank you so much.

    ILY, Joannie xx