Josh and I were engaged for 15 months before we were married. This was necessary for us as I had a several weddings over the summer, needed to finish up Grad school and Josh didn’t want to get married in a month where he or anyone else would be hot. March it was! March, 15 months away. One of the things I enjoyed about our long engagement was the opportunity to really do a lot of things myself, by hand! I got to get crafty and work for months on preparations for our wedding. I wish I could say I did a better job of keeping photos of those projects but I don’t have that many to share. I am, however, excited to begin sharing projects that I’m doing now, or other’s projects that I think would be of use to a bride who is looking to put time into hand picking the perfect projects she’d like to do herself! So here is installment 1 of Hand Picked: Love Letters.
I am not a scrapbooker. I have no patience for the detail and effort that goes into it. I do however LOVE the homemade, hand cut and crafted feeling of scrapbooks. So from time to time I create little things which might be considered craftbook-ey like these valentine’s day themed cards!
Ingredients: From AC Moore – LOVE them!
Pink & Brown Paisley paper – $0.79
Cream card stock – $0.49
10 pack note golden, textured note cards & evelopes – $3.97 (sale!)
Blank Index Cards (from Walmart) $0.44
Total for 10 hand picked cards: $5.65
Step 1: Trace hearts onto back side of Paisley paper & cut out.
Step 2: use hearts as a template to trace a larger heart onto cream paper. Cut out cream heart.
Step 3: Glue paisley heart on top of cream heart and apply to front of card with a strip of index card (to be used for a greeting).
Step 4: Glue one index card to inside of gold card for message space.
Step 6: Repeat as needed. I’d say each card took an average of 4 to 5 minutes.
These could make great Be-My-Bridesmaid Invites, Love Letters to your attendants as they are saving up to participate in your big day, Thank you cards for gifts. Can you think of anything else they may be helpful for?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of DIY and that you look forward for more to come! Do you have any DIY you’d like ideas for? Let me know and I’ll keep my eyes open for you!