Vintage Wedding Card Options

Not all weddings have the sawing of the log or the cutting of the grooms socks (like my sisters wedding) or 4 wheeling and camping (like my wedding) but they are all special and unique to the couple in love.

Here is my take on “vintage” wedding cards that are either simple or use clean lines. Wedding colors are grey, antique rose and ivory.

all vintage inspired cards

Let’s take a closer look at each one.

newspaper scalloped edge

This card has a scalloped newspaper edge which reminds me of the fabric that vintage dresses have peeking out the bottom. Each scallop has a pearl in it.

labels 8

One of the most complex designs from the assembly perspective, this uses a die cut to cut out the labels 8 shape…making a window. The window is framed with black. The cream card would be either attached with dimensional tape or adhered to the invitation on the inside.

distressed edge

This is one of the more simple designs. It’s claim to fame is that every edge has been roughed up (distressed).

simple rounded corners

It’s the extra touches that make this simple card shine. The rounded corners and balance of the white space make the couple the focal point without distracting.

3 couples simple

Crazy in love, this card is casual and simple.

3 couples newspaper

A little busier than the previous card, this has the extra “vintage” touch with newsprint.

So…you’ve seen them all. Which is your top pick? And second choice? I have my favorite. Can you tell which one it is???

Butterfly Gift Wrapping

Butterfly Gift Wrapping

I needed gift wrapping for the butterfly cards I showed you yesterday. Here are a couple different ways I packaged them up.

butterfly gift bags

The first and easiest way to give these butterfly cards as gifts is in little card bags. I picked up the bags at Xpedx. I created the tag myself. To punch holes that deep on the tag/flap, I used a cropadile. These card bags hold three cards and three envelopes each.

Not sure the photo shows it, but I did stamp some flowers on the top tag/flap to give some added interest.

butterfly gift box

The gift box holds a set of 7 cards. Obviously the card itself was the inspiration for the design of the box. I created the box after I had stamped all 7 of the cards. After all, one needs to know all the dimensions of a stack of 7 cards & envelopes before making a box.

Butterfly Gift Wrapping – Supply List

  • Stamps: Composer’s Dream by Stampabilities; For a Special Friend by My Sentiments Exactly!; Layered Flowers by Hero Arts; thank you by Stampin’ Up
  • Inkpads: Onyx Black by Versafine; Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass by Ranger
  • Paper: generic
  • Other: corner rounder
  • Embellies: ribbon by Creative Impressions; gems

Butterflies with Copic Markers

Butterflies with Copic Markers

When I saw that the Hero Arts butterflies came as digital files, I couldn’t resist! They look great colored tone on tone and with multiple colors. All of these cards are birthday cards, but would be great for spring, get well, or thinking of you.

butterflies colored with copics

Lest you think it a shame that the right side of the butterfly is cut off, don’t worry. I’ve used that on the inside of the cards!

inside the butterfly card

Let’s take a closer look at each of these cards and a couple more that I couldn’t resist coloring. Some photos will make it easier to see the music score background I stamped behind each butterfly. I did distress the edges of the background papers, but that, too, is difficult to see.

I printed this large butterfly on Georgia Pacific paper on my toner based printer. This would not work on an inkjet.

full color butterfly

I adore the rich hues of this butterfly.

blue butterfly

One of the first butterflies I colored was this blue one. I searched Google images and found a photo of one that looked very similar to the one I’ve colored here.

green butterfly

Is there such a thing as a green butterfly? I don’t know but I think it’s cute!

orange butterfly

I’ve seen more butterflies with orange…does one such as this exist in nature?

pink butterfly

This was the second butterfly I colored. I love the coloring next to the veins!

purple butterfly

Again, I don’t think this color butterfly exists, but after coloring so many others, I couldn’t resist creating a purple one.

yellow butterfly

Last but not least is the yellow butterfly. When I had finished coloring all the others, I realized that I wanted a yellow butterfly. So here it is.

Come back tomorrow to see what gift packaging I made for these.

Butterflies with Copic Markers – Supply List

  • Stamps: Flutterbies Vanessa by Hero Arts digital image; Happy Birthday by My Sentiments Exactly!; Composer’s Dream by Stampabilities
  • Inkpads: Onyx Black by Versafine; Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Spiced Marmalade
  • Markers: Copic (listed below)
  • Paper: white is Georgia Pacific; other colored paper is generic
  • Other: corner rounder punch
  • Embellies: gems

Copic Markers Used:

  • Butterfly Body: W0, E57, E77
  • Blue Butterfly: B000, B12, B23, B24, B29
  • Green Butterfly: YG03, YG06, YG17, YG67
  • Orange Butterfly: R02, YR15, YR16, R05, R37
  • Pink Butterfly: RV10, RV34, BV29, R59
  • Purple Butterfly: BV000, BV04, B63, BV08
  • Yellow Butterfly: Y000, Y06, Y15, Y17, YR15, YR16, R05
  • Multi Colored Butterfly: Y17, YR15, YR17, R05, R37, R59, B000, B93, B97, YG03, YG06, YG17
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