Die-cut wedding card

Posted by SarahJRead, 07 Jul, 2017

A crafter’s secrets are theirs to tell… Fashion a stunning and oh-so-intricate creation; nobody needs to know that Xcut has done half the work for you! The beautiful Xcut Lace Frame Large Die is a delicate design that will wow your recipients time and time again. Use it to create this stunning wedding card for a lucky Mr & Mrs!

1. Cut a white 8 x 8" card blank down to 12.5 x 16.5cm, with the fold at the top. Trim a sheet of blue cardstock to slightly smaller and stick in place. Pick a co-ordinating paper – we opted for a subtle blue Willson Wood print – and cut to measure 11.5 x 15.5cm. Glue to the card front and add silver gems in the corners. Select some green paper from the same collection and die cut the plain frame from it.

2. Die cut the intricate frame from white and light pink cardstock. Trim the smaller frame from the centre of the pink panel and discard the larger border. Glue in place on top of the white frame, matching up the pattern. Attach this to the green die-cut with 3D foam pads, hiding them behind the larger sections so you can’t see them through the gaps.

3. Die cut a sentiment from blue and cream cardstock, using the Xcut Mr & Mrs Small Dies, and glue at an angle in the bottom left-hand corner. Stamp ‘Mr & Mrs’ from the Wedding Ever After topper sentiment stamps onto some white cardstock with brown ink. (If you’re not making this as a wedding card, use this tag to print your own choice of sentiment). Cut around the sentiment to create a 6.5 x 3cm tag. Round the right-hand corners with an Xcut 5mm Corner Punch (you won't see the left-hand corners).

4. Cut a strip of cardstock to 1 x 5cm wide and attach vertically to the left-hand side of the tag. This will create a stopper so the tag won’t pull out completely. Adhere double-sided tape across the back of the frame, leaving a gap for the tag in the top right-hand corner. Position the tag in the gap and fix the frame to the card front. Die cut two small hearts from the Mr & Mrs small dies in salmon cardstock and glue on the tag and the sentiment.

5. Fussy cut two birds from Tales from Willson Wood paper, leaving a very small border around each. Attach to the top and bottom of the frame, tucking their feet into the die-cut design and behind the sentiment. Add silver gems to the two hearts to finish.

Project and how-to instructions by Sarah Jackman Read. Project originally published in the February issue (79) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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