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Monday 27 August 2012

Wedding Bells

How time flies! One of my former trainees at work is getting married shortly and it seems no time since he was that harem scarem 18 year old...

Anyway, my friend C is going to the wedding and has asked for a card that will double up as a gift card holder.

For the base card, I used some cream hunkydory swirl card, which I cut down as if it were going to be a 15 cm square card.  I then folded it so that there was a flap on the left hand side, and the right flap was folded so it butted up to it.  (folds at 10 and 25 cm).

Then, using a 15cm length of the piece I cut off when I made the base card, I cut first one border (with the holes) and then the second (lace) from it.

I used a piece of textured gold card to make a base for the border strips, and stuck the lacy border slightly apart from the other piece of the card so that the gold showed through. The whole thing was then stuck to the base card, so that it overlapped the second fold.

Using the same gold card, I cut out the swirl (Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork), the heart borders (Memory Box twirled heart border) and a mat from nestie large labels.

I stamped the sentiment onto plain cream card, and then cut it out with the slightly smaller large label and matted that onto the gold mat.

I used two hearts from the offcuts of the heart border to decorate the sentiment panel.   

I put some organza ribbon through a pearl heart buckle I had in my stash and used that a an embellishment on the swirl.

Finally, I stamped congratulations on the same cream card and cut round it so it would fit onto the bottom corner.

Inside the card, I decorated the inner flaps with the twisted card diecut, and used the last of the embossed cream card to make a "giftcard" pocket.

I will print out an insert to go inside to finish it off.

I am entering this card into the Joanna Sheen Totally Sentimental Challenge


  1. gorgeous wedding card, very elegant!
    Kim x

  2. Such a beautiful card, the gold looks magnificent alongside the embossed cardstock. Love your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight....