A paper bag wedding card

My cards may not be works of art,

but they are a definitely a labour of love!

I like my cards to look warm and cozy, just like my home. This wedding card, which I created out of a paper lunch bag, has a warm, vintage look. Just a quick note before you scroll down: I usually take a variety of photos of my cards before I send them off to my customers. However, this time, I simply forgot. But, I did take a video which you can view on my Globug Ideas YouTube page. The photos are not perfect, but I hope you enjoy them, nonetheless.

In my stash I found the floral printed flowers for the front of the card and I made the two hot pink ones to add some “pop.” The wedding bands tied together with a bow added a romantic touch, as did the little metal bird cage with the heart on it.

Front

 On the inside flap, I tucked a little note card into the pocket for a special hand-written message. The pocket is actually the bottom of the bag in its folded up position. I found an adorable tiny metal picture frame in my “miniatures” jar and inserted a photo of the bride and groom…so darn cute!  I printed some vintage roses and cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo (I LOVE my Cameo) and added a gold-framed message. A pretty lace trim made with my Martha Stewart border punch added to the romantic-vintage look.

Inside left panel

 

Tiny photo

 

 

Here is the teeny tiny photo in the pretty metal frame. Sorry this photo is blurry, but I think you get the idea.

 

As often as possible, I write the verse or sentiment, myself. It really makes the card so much more personal. The very end of the bag (where your lunch would go) serves as pocket for another note card.

Pulling out last insert

 A nice little space to write a thought, memory or best wishes.

Last insert-1

 The very last thing I put on every Globug Ideas card is my logo. As with every card I  make, this one included a custom envelope, decorated with as much attention as the card, itself. Unfortunately, I did not have it made when I shot the video, nor did I remember to take photos of it.

Globug Ideas logo

 I hope this paper bag card inspires you to try one, yourself. Thanks, so much for visiting Globug Ideas. You can also find more great paper-crafting examples, tutorials and ideas on my Globug Ideas Pinterest page and on my Globug Ideas Facebook page.

Today is a great day for crafting!

Wedding Card for a Beautiful Couple

 

Eric and AnnMarie's wedding card front

Well, the Big Day finally arrived! My wonderful nephew, Eric married the one and only AnnMarie, the girl of his dreams. It was such a joy and an honour to be part of their wedding and to celebrate with them after they had taken their vows. (My husband and I danced like no one was watching…we had a blast!)

So, back to Eric and AnnMarie…these two are Solid! I know in my heart that 60 years from now, they will still be in love and, what’s more, they will still be best friends! They are planning to start their family, soon, so there will be little Erics and AnnMaries to bring more sunshine and laughter into the world!!

I wanted to make them a special wedding card, and I wanted it to be simple and elegant. The photo above shows the front of the card. As  you can see, my Silhouette Cameo and my Cuttlebug got into the act, along with a little bit of creativity. I decided on an easel card. It was my husband’s idea to put their initials on the front…good idea, Sweet P.! Oh, and by the way, their wedding colours were teal, white and black, hence the teal roses.

 Here is the card opened as an easel.

And, finally, here is the inside of the card. Lots of space to write messages!

 The verse says: “May the Lord bless your life together and may you fall in love with each other over and over again. Happiness always!”

And to that I say, “Amen!”

P.S. I will also be posting tons of photos of the mini-album that I made for them…what a fun and joyful project!