Make this homemade Wedding Easel Card for that special couple on their special day. Change the colors to the pair’s wedding colors to make it extra special. Who wouldn’t like to receive a homemade card like this?
It is their special day and they deserve a special card. This is it! And it fits into an A6 envelope for mailing or you can make your own envelope by following my envelope tutorial.
You will need:
I did this wedding easel card in pink and a variegated blue but you can use any colors you want. As I mentioned earlier, do it in the couple’s wedding colors for a nice touch.
The base card does not have to be double sided but it does have to be fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. at least) Patterns work well with this card and I did the embellishments in silver foiled paper.
Cutting the Wedding Easel card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a silver glitter gel pen to go with the silver embellishments. I used a font called Deadhead Script and it is available at Dafont for free.
There are a bunch of little parts to the embellishments. Be careful not to loose the little parts. I also used the little hearts cut from the champagne glasses in the card so be sure to keep those too.
Assembling the Wedding Easel Card
First start by re-creasing the folds in the base card. The top fold is a mountain fold and the middle fold is a valley fold. Next attach the overlays to the base card and the easel piece.
The flower embellishment has 2 parts and the cake has 4 parts. Attach them to the appropriate overlay. If you have questions, see the pictures above. I would lay them out first, before gluing them to make sure they fit properly. The champagne glasses go on the left on the bottom piece. The larger heart is attached with a small piece of foam tape so that it acts as a stop for the easel. Then glue the little hearts on randomly.
The placement of the easel piece is very important to making this card work. First close the card with the flowers showing on top and the musical notes folded under.. Then place the easel section even with the bottom of the card. Glue it to the top section (flower section) only. Then open the card and make sure that the heart stopper is place correctly.
And your Wedding Easel Card is done! See wasn’t that easy? It fits into an A6 envelope for mailing.
Wedding Fun Facts
- For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.
- Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart
- Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
- Brides carry or wear “something old” on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past. The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.
- In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment
to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”).
- Because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man. (I wondered why they did that on Grey’s Anatomy when Christina married Burke)