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DIY Wedding Invitations: Handmade Save the Date Cards Guests Will Love

DIY Wedding Invitations: Handmade Save the Date Cards Guests Will Love

If you’re planning to tie the knot, you’re probably super excited (and possibly stressed!) about the many opportunities to get creative and crafty that planning a wedding includes.  Every aspect of your day  – be it the jewellery you wear, the gifts you give your bridesmaids, the invitations you send your guests or the decorations you dress your venue with – is a fantastic opportunity to give your nearest and dearest a glimpse of your personality! At Create and Craft we just love DIY weddings, and all the fun that can be had creating your own handcrafted wedding stationery and decor. But how to go about crafting for such a monumental event? Plan ahead, and take it one crafty project at a time! The first piece of DIY wedding you’ll need? The handmade ‘Save the Date’ cards, of course!

Create your own wedding stationery using paper elements that are on trend, and personalise your makes so your designs are unique for your big day!

You Will Need:

DIY Wedding Save the Date Cards Tutorial:

Step 1:

Download and transfer the “Save the Date aperture envelope” file to your ScanNCut. Load your cutting mat and cut the design from Kraft card. You can transfer the file by selecting “export” in Canvas Workshop, and selecting your ScanNCut as the destination. To find the file on your machine, select “pattern” on the home screen and go to “saved data”. If you have used a USB, select the second icon, if instead you have connected your ScanNCut via a cable, you will need the third icon.

Step 2:

Download the “Save the Date insert” file and open in Canvas Workshop. Enter the required names/ dates as indicated, and send the adapted file to your ScanNCut. Load your cutting mat, with watercolour cardstock in place, and fit you machine with a black pen – you can change the colour scheme should you wish; just add your chosen pen using the universal pen holder.

Select the draw function first; once this is completed, change your pen to a blade tool and cut out the project. Be sure to leave the mat in place.

Step 3:

Now you can begin decorating the front of your card. Start by tracing a line around your circular aperture. Add a small amount of glue to the line and begin sticking in place 2mm white pearls. Work in sections to ensure the glue doesn’t dry out too quickly.

Step 4:

Next fix your “Save the Date” sentiment, lined up with the aperture in your craft card. Using finger lift tape along the tabs, close and seal your envelope.

Step 5:

Cut from your chosen papers a selection of flower dies; I have used a combination of paper from Craft Consortium and vellum. These have been layered up to create a 3D look.

Step 6:

Next, stick your floral embellishments in place – surround the circle aperture, and be sure to use graduated sizes.

Step 7:

Finally, add further pearl elements to draw the theme together. The size of the aperture envelope is designed to fit easily in a 13.5×13.5cm kraft card envelope.

Check out our range of crafty essentials for DIY wedding crafting right here!

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