Monday, April 22, 2013

Wedding Card With Matching Gift Box

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Today I am sharing my post for the Cricut FANatics Blog with you. There are so many talented crafters over there, so if you haven't visited the blog yet, stop on by and have a look around. Wedding season is fast upon us and I have already gotten my first request to make a card. This set is for my Mom's best friend, Rosalie. Her Granddaughter is getting married and she asked if I could make her a special card. I decided to incorporate the bridal colors into the card's design.
I was very excited because this gave me the chance to use my new Anna Griffin Embossing folders. I chose the Rosa folder for the background design. It embossed the papers beautifully and there was no tearing. Here is a close up of the embossing.
Card Embossing
Box and Tag Embossing

I created the set using my Gypsy. I am so sad to hear that PC will no longer be making the Gypsy. I think it's one of the most unique crafting devices out there. I love being able to create on the go. The card was designed while I was waiting to pick up a prescription!
I used white American Crafts cardstock for the base. I have already given the set to my Mom's friend, so I can't remember the exact size of the card. I think it is around 5 x 5.5  inches. I layered a piece of Red Cricut Candy Shop Cardstock and then another layer of embossed white American Crafts cardstock.  I cut the doves and heart from the Wedding Solutions cartridge at 4.5 wide by 2.10 high. Again. I used the red cardstock from the Cricut Candy Shop cardstock. I stamped Happily Ever After in Gold Ink and cut it into a rectangle. I cut 4 corners from Picturesque at 1.00 by .85 inches. I wanted to add some sparkle to the card since I was only using two colors, so I used Ranger Glossy Accents and Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter on the heart and corners. After I stamped the sentiment, I used the Glossy Accents and ran a very thin line of it across the edges, then dipped it into the MS coarse Glitter. It added just the right amount of sparkle to the card.
I followed the same pattern for the inside of the card with the embossing and colors. Then I cut a red rectangle and matted a computer sentiment on it. I wanted to leave a space for Rosalie to write a note for her Granddaughter on the inside so I printed the sentiment over both sides of the card. I also glittered the edges of the sentiment layer and added more glittered corners.
Once the card was finished, I attempted to create an envelope and it was a dismal failure. LOL! I decided that I would make a presentation box to go along with the card. I used the square box on page 63 from Sweet Tooth Boxes and sized the cuts at 10.75 x 10.75 inches. I used the scalloped lid and hid the circle window on the top.

I decorated the box with more corners from Picturesque, a monogram letter "L" and a tag from Tie The Knot. I embossed the red layers and the tag with the Anna Griffin Rosa folder. I added some red embossed panels to the sides for interest.

I finished the box with a red satin bow and some pearl accents. With some red tissue paper added, the card fit nicely in the box.

Here is one more look at the set.

I truly enjoyed creating this card set! I hope the bride and groom have a beautiful wedding and live happily ever after! Thank you for stopping by our blog today!

Happy Crafting!
Designed by: Colleen McCauley
Created Using: Cricut Expression Anniversary E2,  Gypsy and Cuttlebug
Cartridges Used: Wedding Solutions, Tie The Knot, Sweet Tooth Boxes and Picturesque
Other Materials: Anna Griffin Embossing Folder, American Crafts White Cardstock, Cricut Candy Shop Red Cardstock, Happily Ever After Stamp by 7 Gypsies, Gold Pigment Ink by Color Box, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pearl Embellishments and Satin Ribbon.