Want to Make DIY Wedding Cards to Use for Sending Well Wishes to a Happy Couple or Giving Them a Gift They Can Use as They Embark on Married Life Together? Read on to Find 3 Wedding Card Making Ideas.
Hello, friends! I’m guest designing for my ultra talented friend, Emily Moore. You might already “know” Emily, too; her work is stunning, and you’ve probably seen it posted around the internet at places like A Cherry on Top Craft Shop, where Emily is a design team member.
What you might not know about Emily: She recently decided to launch her own collection of paper craft supplies, branded with her own name, Emily Moore Designs. Emily’s product offerings thus far include stamps, dies, papers, and even a Card Maker’s Essential Bundle where you can get your hands on her most popular items all at once.
Emily invited me to guest design for her website, and the projects I’m sharing here are ones I’ve made using her dies. I hope you’ll love them!
Here’s What the Inside of This Card Looks Like: Notice the Addition of the Easy-to-Make Gift Card Holder:
Supplies Card Makers Will Need for Creating Wedding Cards Like These
I recommend the following craft supplies for making these cards:
- Patterned Papers: You’ll need a variety of patterned papers for these card making projects. I used papers from Graphic 45’s “PS I Love You” paper collection, which is a love-themed collection that’s ideal for making wedding and anniversary cards. There are many other papers you could substitute with excellent results.
- Dies: I used, and highly recommend, Emily Moore’s Card Sentiment Dies for making all 3 of these cards. On the inside of the two A2 card designs, you’ll also need Emily Moore’s Gift Card Holder Die if you want to include gift card holders like the ones pictured. Additionally, I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Mini Slimline Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Frame Die to make the slimline card.
- Sentiment Stamp: To make one of the A2 cards, I used a sentiment stamp from the “Togetherness” stamp set by Hero Arts. This stamp set also includes a “Happy Birthday” sentiment stamp that’s the perfect size to use with one of the dies from Emily Moore’s Card Sentiment die set.
- Decorative Scissors or a Similar Scalloped Border Die: There are many different ways to transform your patterned paper into a pretty border with a scalloped edge. I used a pair of decorative scissors by Fiskars for this; it’s the now-discontinued Mini Scallop design. I only used these on the slimline card and not on any of the other card designs.
- Black Ink Pad and / or Black Marker: I used black marker and / or Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide in the Black Soot color for inking and drawing around most of the edges of my die-cut shapes and cut-out paper pieces on these cards.
- Tea Dye Distress Ink: On the “Congratulations” card, instead of using black ink for inking around the die cut sentiment and the patterned paper, I used a warm, lovely brown color called “Tea Dye” by Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries.
- Flower Embellishments: To make two of the three card designs, I used ready-made die cut flowers from Graphic 45’s PS I Love You flower assortment. I also used flowers by 49 and Market (not pictured) to make all three of these card designs.
- Adhesive: I used Cherry Tape and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to make these cards, but you can use whatever paper friendly adhesives you happen to have stashed.
Get Free Instructions for Making These Wedding Cards!
- Find the free tutorial for making the A-2-sized “Congratulations” card, along with some ideas for maximizing your craft supplies stash, over at Emily’s blog.
- Find a free tutorial for making the A-2-sized “Love” themed wedding card at KnittingCrochetCrafts.com.
- Find a free tutorial for making the slimline wedding card at KnittingCrochetCrafts.com.
Tomorrow, 12-21-2023, I will be updating this post to add a link to the free step-by-step tutorial for making the slimline wedding card, so please check back soon!
Learn More About the Card Sentiment Dies by Emily Moore Designs
Emily Moore’s Card Sentiment dies are versatile and practical. If you already own other card making supplies like stamps and patterned papers, you’re likely to find that these dies are the perfect sizes for helping you make the most of your existing craft supply stash.
I used one of the dies from this set to cut out a stamped sentiment image that says “Congratulations” to use on the front of the tan, black and white wedding card. Hero Arts is the manufacturer of the stamp; it’s part of the “Togetherness” stamp set that also includes a stunning flower bouquet and a variety of other sentiments, some of which can also be cut out with Emily Moore’s Card Sentiment dies.
The day I received this die set in the mail, I sat down with these dies and my die cutter, and I cut and stamped my way through a massive pile of scraps that had accumulated in my stash. I stamped and die cut more than 100 sentiments, some of which are ones where that the manufacturer never originally made coordinating dies for. (For example, I don’t think the birthday gift stamp has a corresponding die; although many of the others that found their way into this picture do have coordinating dies, I don’t happen to own any of them).
If you’ve been paper crafting for awhile, and you have stamp sets that were made before the widespread popularization of die cutters, I think this die set is really going to be a useful purchase for you. It will allow you to get a LOT more use out of stamps that are probably just collecting dust in your stash if your current creative process now focuses more on die cutting rather than fussy cutting out your stamped images. And this versatile die set will also expand your options for using many of your current existing stamp sets, even if you already have the matching dies. I am finding new ways to use my stamps to make cute tags, banners, and scrapbooking page titles cut out using Emily Moore’s Card Sentiment Dies.
Just to give you a clearer idea of what is possible: I was able to use these dies to cut out a variety of sentiment stamps and image stamps by Gina K Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pinkfresh Studio and Simon Says Stamp. You’re likely to find many other compatible matches if you pull out your sentiment stamps from virtually any manufacturer, past or present, and pair them up with these dies.
Of course, you’re already aware that when you’ve been invited to a wedding, it’s customary to give the bride and groom-to-be a wedding gift. If they’ve created a gift registry at a popular department store, it’s easy enough to choose a gift from the registry that they’re sure to use.
However, there are many good reasons to skip the gift registry and give them a gift card instead:
- The couple is likely to need lots of assorted little things like food, cleaning supplies, tape and picture hanging hardware that aren’t necessarily available or worth requesting via a department store gift registry. Your gift card purchase could help to defray the costs of these items, making their transition to married life much easier.
- If you’ve waited until the last minute to select the gift you’ll give them, their other friends might have already purchased all their gift registry selections — or left only gift registry items that are either beyond your budget or too large and awkward to be easily transported to the wedding.
- It’s also possible that the couple’s preferred department store doesn’t offer a location that’s within easy driving distance of where you live.
- If you’re really well acquainted with the couple, you might be aware of needs they have that their department store gift registry doesn’t address. A gift card will allow them to purchase items they might need, but may have been reluctant to request via their gift registry.
So if you’re onboard with giving gift cards, and you’re also a card maker, you can see that this Gift Card Holder Die by Emily Moore Designs could be a really fantastic addition to your craft supplies stash.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a card maker, Emily Moore’s Gift Card Holder die could be a worthwhile investment for you if you own a die cutter and frequently give gift cards to other people. Once you own a die cutter plus this die, all it takes is some cardstock or cardstock-weight paper plus paper-friendly adhesive to transform any A2-sized greeting card into a professional-looking, attractive gift card holder that will impress your friends with its beauty and functionality. When you properly attach one of these die cuts to the inside of a greeting card and then place a gift card inside the holder, the gift card will stay safely secured in the greeting card until the recipient is ready to remove it and place it in their wallet or purse.
I think this gift card holder die is really a genius invention. One of the best things about it: You can reuse it as many times as you want to. Whether you need to make one gift card holder, dozens of them, hundreds of them, or even more than that, this die will help you crank out perfectly-cut, elegant looking gift card holders.
So there you have it: wedding card making ideas you can use for making useful wedding or anniversary cards you can present to your loved ones, whether or not you want to include a gift card along with your greeting card. Thanks so much for your interest in these projects! I hope you enjoyed checking out these ideas, and that you’ll be inspired to create some lovely new cards for the people in your inner circle.
Where to Find Emily Moore Online
- Emily’s products are all available for sale at her website, HERE. Buying from her directly is the very best way you can support her work. Although Emily’s business is relatively new, she has already completely sold out of her dies and restocked them, so you will be in good company if you place an order with her! Her website is also the only place I’m aware of that you can get her Card Maker’s Essentials Bundle. You can also sign up for her newsletter through her website.
- Get the Gift Card Holder Die HERE.
- Get the Card Sentiment Dies HERE.
- A Cherry on Top Craft Shop stocks Emily’s dies, papers and stamps; you can find her collection HERE. This is a fantastic option to consider if you also need to pick up other art or craft items; A Cherry on Top stocks a huge selection of art and craft supplies beyond just paper crafting items, and they have super reasonable shipping rates, which is handy at times when you need to load your cart with project materials. I spend a bundle with them and highly recommend them.
- You can find Emily Moore on Instagram, HERE.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I appreciate your presence here and also your interest in these projects!
More Paper Craft Projects Featuring Craft Supplies by Graphic 45:
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This page was last updated on 12-21-2023.