Tips And Techniques

How can I prevent the ink from smudging on my Pearlescent inserts?

If you've followed our advice under 'Inserts - Using Special Papers' but are still having problems with smudging, then try this top tip.  Allow the inserts to air dry and...

How do I attach a mesh background to my cards?

This depends on the design. If you can see the whole mesh background when the design is finished then it is best to use small dabs of PVA, a wet glue that dries clear. Put the...

How much ribbon do I need?

How much ribbon/cord do I need for each card to go around the spine and tie in a bow? It depends on the width of the ribbon and how large a bow you want, wider ribbons will use...

Tearing Mulberry Paper- Getting the edges straight

When I'm tearing mulberry paper with water I don't get the neat shape I'm looking for, help!? Mulberry paper is a light tissue type paper with different sized fibres embedded. To...

Attaching small embellishments

What's the best way to attach fiddly embellishments like flowers and wire hearts? To attach flowers we recommend either PVA, a water based glue which will dry to create a...

Should I attach inserts to the left or right side of the card?

Here at the Wedding Crafter we nearly always attach inserts to the left hand side of the card, near the spine. When fixed like this, the insert will fall open when the card is...

Cutting Mulberry Paper Shapes with a Punch

I want to punch shapes from Mulberry paper but the paper always tears and makes a mess.   Mulberry paper is a very thin paper with lots of fibre inclusions. Punches tend to...

Can you print on Mulberry or Handmade paper?

Neither Mulberry nor Handmade paper is designed to be used in home printers. They are made of unsealed fibres which allow the ink to bleed slightly and the varying textures may...

How do I keep craft punches sharp and stop them sticking?

As a first step in reviving a blunt punch I would recommend punching through normal kitchen tinfoil, always try this first, and do it several times if necessary. If this is not...

What other items can I craft for my wedding?

As you are making your own invitations for your big day there are several other items you may want to think about crafting. First is a Save the Date, which is sent out well in...

I have downloaded a font to use on my invitations, how do I get the font to appear in Word?

There are loads of free fonts on the internet and to use them you need to install them on your pc. Some websites compress their font files so they download more quickly, in which...

How do I stop ribbon from fraying?

Firstly, and perhaps most simply, try cutting the end of your ribbon on a diagonal or trimming a v shape into it. This will reduce most fraying to the minimum and is perfect for...

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