Create your own wedding Save the Date
- Read time: 3 minutes
- Written by: Crafters
Wedding season is almost upon us, and whether you’re having a small intimate gathering or a wedding filled to the brim with loved ones, sending a Save the Date before an official wedding invitation is a brilliant way to ensure guests can make themselves available for your big day, well in advance.
It’s well known that anything with the word ‘wedding’ attached to it can come at a high cost, especially cards and invitations, so why not add a more personal touch and make your own?
Follow our guide below for inspiration!
For this card, you’ll need:
- Gemini Pretty Lace Delicate Lace Edge’able Die Set
- Gemini Verona Decorative Nesting Die Set
- Gemini Magnificent Butterflies Die Set
- White Linen Card
- Kraft Card
- A5 Heavyweight Acetate
- Jute Twine
- White Pearls
- Collall All-Purpose Glue
- Collall Tacky Glue
- Foam Pads/Tape – 2mm and 3mm Depth
- Red-Liner Tape – 6mm Width
Take a piece of A4 white linen card and cut the width to 6”. Score at 6” on the long side.
Using the largest die in the set, die-cut the Pretty Lace Edge’able along the short edge (in the smaller of the two halves of the card).
Cut an A5 piece of acetate to 6” in width.
Use red-liner tape to attach this to the reverse of the die-cut edge to complete the missing lower section of the front of the card base, so that the card base now measures 6” x 6” on both the front and inside.
Trim a piece of kraft card to 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” and glue this inside the card base.
Cut a piece of kraft card to 5 ¾” x 4” and white linen card to 5 ½” x 3 ¾”. Glue these together and mat onto the front of the card base, above the die-cut edge.
Trim a strip of kraft card to 5 ½” x 1” and white linen card to 5 ½” x ¾”. Mat these together and wrap a length of twine around this piece. Using foam pads, adhere this across the centre of the white mat on the front of the card base.
Using the Verona die set, die-cut the larger and smaller hearts from kraft card. Using a pair of scissors, cut a larger and smaller straight edge heart from linen card.
Use a computer and printer (or a sentiment stamp) to print your sentiment of choice onto the smaller heart. Using foam pads, layer the 4 hearts together and adhere these to the card base as shown.
Die-cut a larger and smaller butterfly from kraft card, shape the wings and glue to the card base. Tie a double bow from twine and add to the twine strip. Finish with pearls in opposite corners as shown.
Voila! Your card is complete and ready to send to your guests of choice!
Your options are endless when it comes to card making. From Z fold cards to pop-up cards, create a card that suits you and your big day. Find a full range of step-by-step guides here