After making Father’s Day cards the other day, I realized that there also always seem to be wedding bells ringing this time of the year, and every time I turn around, I seem to need another wedding card. Consequently, since I really like making and giving handmade cards, June can be a challenging month for me, but I think I’ve found a solution—the In Love with Paper Crafts inspiration book from Leisure Arts and Paper Crafts magazine!
“Because everyone needs ways to express love all year long, the editors of Paper Crafts magazine have compiled this dynamic anthology with 443 of their most lovable cards and valentines, plus gift bags, boxes, albums, home accents, sweet treats, and party d'cor. It’s an irresistible go-to resource for design guidance in all the categories of love. Themes include wedding, anniversaries, romance, family devotion, passion for life, and other heartwarming experiences. There is even a “Love and Learn” section featuring clever ways to use basic paper crafting tools and products and a variety of stamping techniques. Try out some advanced techniques, or keep it simple with quick and easy 5-step designs. It's always the perfect time to let someone know you care!”
To inspire you during wedding season, I’m sharing two free projects (two of my favorite cards to make and give), from In Love with Paper Crafts—the Happily Ever After Card and the With This Ring Card.
Here’s how I made these two free projects for wedding cards:
Happily Ever After Card
Designer: Sonja Skarbo
1. Make card from cardstock.
2. Stamp flowers and border.
3. Adhere border strip.
4. Stamp sentiment.
5. Attach brad.
Finished size: 6-1/2" x 5".
With This Ring Card
Designer: Janette Olen
1. Make card from cardstock; punch top corners.
2. Cut cardstock slightly smaller than card; punch top corners. Adhere.
3. Cut Cardstock strip; punch border and adhere.
4. Tie ribbon around front flap.
5. Stamp bride and groom on cardstock. Trim and apply ink around image. Mat with cardstock. Adhere rhinestones. Adhere with foam tape.
6. Stamp sentiment.
Finished size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".
I’m sure all you paper craft fans out there will enjoy these free projects so much that you’ll need your own copy of In Love With Paper Crafts. It’s not just about weddings! This book’s got project inspiration for love in general and for all kinds of paper craft projects—not just cards!