Tips And Techniques
July, 28th 2009
Here at The Wedding Crafter we stock a wide range of card blanks in different styles but there are lots more possibilites and if you are feeling creative and have the time you can create your own unique cards from A4 or A5 card. In this article we show you a couple of ideas to get you started.
You will need a paper trimmer or guillotine plus a card scoring board - like the Dovecraft Wonderboard available in The Wedding Crafter shop.
Before you commit to a design, ensure that you can find suitable envelopes for sending your invitations. If possible try to ensure the finished card fits into one of the standard sized envelopes. Of course, if you are doing menu cards, then there are no limits!
These two examples both start from an A4 sheet of card scored and folded to make 3 panels (the finished cards will both fit a DL envelope).
Take your card and score 98mm from the edge, turn and score 98mm from the other edge - if you have a Wonderboard, use the groove marked "3 panel fold A4″. Fold along the crease lines.
For a cream and gold invitation:
Use cream textured card and fold as above. Trim 2cm from each edge and cover one edge with decorative paper (we used Ivory/Gold flower embossed paper). You can fold this example with the decorated edge on the outside or inside as you prefer.
Tie with ribbon to finish.
To create a tuxedo style card:
Using black card, score and fold as above. Make a small mark 5cm from the bottom of each edge. Trim off a triangle of card from the crease line to the mark you have made (trim just past the mark so it is removed) on each side. We have added some diamontes to finish and created an insert with the bride and groom's names showing at the top.