My husband is hands down, without a doubt, the worst secret keeper on the planet. At least when it comes to buying gifts. He can barely manage to get himself in the door before he is asking, “do you want your birthday present early?” It’s a fault that I absolutely love about him.
Well, today, I am SO following in his footsteps. Our DIY editor, Kathleen, just emailed me her latest project and although I was supposed to wait until Friday to post it, I am going to share it with you today. It’s that great!
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DIY Handmade Greeting
Whether you’re inviting a friend to be in your wedding or thanking them for participating, your attendants deserve a note that’s as beautiful as they are. Invite or thank them with a handmade envelope and card.
Here are the step by step photographs that coordinate with the instructions below. Happy crafting!!
Pinking Shears or Rotary Cutter
One piece of Ultrasuede fabric
Step 1: With scissors, trim ultrasued to 5.5″ x 8.75″. Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon to 20″ long. Align Ribbon to the center of the fabric lengthwise and pin about 3.5″ down from the top on the right side of fabric. Secure ribbon with a sewing machine. Fold bottom of the envelope up about 2.5″. Sew both sides shut with a sewing machine.
Step 2: Measure .5″ in from the top center of the envelope. With an x-acto knife, cute a straight line through the fabric just wide enough to accommodate your ribbon. Measure .25″ up and repeat the same cut. Thread ribbon through slots.
Step 3: Place a standard 4-Bar card in the envelope or download this template of cards and print out onto card stock on your home printer. Follow the instructions in the template on how to trim out.
Step 4: Once the card is placed in the envelope fold top over and pull snug. Using pinking shears or ruler and rotary pinking cutter, trim each side to get the decorative scalloped edge. Make sure to do this step last so that the scallop edges line up. Snip ends of ribbon to points and tie in a bow!
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Thank you so much, Kathleen for sharing this gorgeous DIY project with us! When I invited my own bridesmaids, I crafted something similar, sewing little silk pockets with handmade cards tucked inside. I know that my maids so appreciated the thought and the love that went into each one.
Oh and this part is really important…DONT forget to check out Kathleen’s absolutely adorable new blog Twig and Thistle for some really fun inspiration. And if you’d like to see past projects that she has crafted, you can see her custom matchbooks here, her custom sparklers here, her hot chocolate packs here and her DIY lunch bags here!