Everyone needs cards. In this case I wasn't thinking of thank you cards because you usually get those with the invitations or have something specifically in mind. CTMH came out with monogram stamps that I thought would be really elegant on card fronts. I inquired about the colors the bride likes and decided that I would purchase the monogram letter, a corresponding block, and some ink. But I wanted to make some cards too.
My neighbor has a Cuttlebug and some envelopes that I borrowed -- I can see why those are being used more and more. At first I was just going to make a few... you know, enough to fill one of our card boxes. My first problem was I liked too many of the cards I made. A total of 6 different designs. Okay, no big deal, I'll make a few of each card and give the couple those.
I made 5 each of the 6 designs. I'm happy! I make my box with the same simple design elements as the cards. I'm happy! I start putting the cards into the box... I gasp! Of course 30 cards and envelopes are NOT going to fit into the card box!! Okay, don't panic. Don't panic. I know, I'll put one of each card into the box and wrap the extra cards individually. Those extra cards will be refills!
I enjoyed making the cards and the box. I made the box generic enough that the couple can put memorabilia into it. The date on the box is their wedding day. And my neighbor can make replacement cards too!
|I sanded the embossed flowers|
Below are pictures of the card box.
|Box top. It's embossed with Clear powder|
|Side view of the box.|
|I added a saying to the inside lid.|
|A close up of the words.|
I hope the bride and groom like their gift. It's one from my heart and I really enjoyed making them!!