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This Cricut wedding card was made using the Storybook cartridge and Lyrical Letters cartridge.
I also added a little metal wedding ring. You can buy these in multi-packs by the wedding favors in party stores and craft stores. I always like to have some on hand because they are inexpensive and make great embellishments for wedding shower cards, wedding cards, or anniversary cards. This card measures 8.5" x 5.5" (half fold card). Read on to find all the cut sizes.
1. Fold a 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock in half to create a 5.5" x 8.5" card. This will be the card base.
2. Cut a patterned piece of paper to 8" x 5". Thsi will be the inside mat.
3. Cut another coordinating piece of paper to 8" x 2.5". Glue this to the bottom half of the inside mat, flush with the bottom edge.
4. Cut a length of ribbon to 9". Glue it down the center of the card, lengthwise, to cover the seams where the two patterened papers meet. Tape the ends behind the mat. Then, glue this entire mat to the front of the card base.
5. Load the Storybook cartridge into your Cricut machine. Load a solid piece of cardstock for the words "Happily Ever After" (I used white). To cut the words, press button 42. Select a size of 3 inches. Press "cut". When it is finished, load a piece of cardstock you would like to be the shadow of these words (I used light blue). Then press the "repeat last" button (or press button 42 once again) and select the "shadow" button. Keep the size at 3". Press "cut". When both pieces are cut, use a fine tipped zig glue pen to adhere the words on top of its shadow. Optional: apply a thin line of glue in a circle around the words "ever" and apply glitter. Shake off the excess and allow it to dry. If you do this part, add the glitter and allow it to dry before you glue the words to its shadow.
6. To cut the doves, load the Lyrical Letters Cartridge into your Cricut machine. Load in a piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Press the "Shift" button, then select the button that says "Spring" (button 45). Then press the special feature button "Italic Monoline". Be sure you see the doves on the screen before you cut. Choose cut size 3.75". Press "cut". Note: There is no shadow feature for the doves on the cartridge. I made my shadows by gluing the doves on contrasting cardstock, and then cutting around them by hand to create my own shadow.
7. Tie a small length of embroidery floss or pretty string around the metal ring. Spread the ends of the string apart and attach them to your card using a glue dot or another strong glue. Then, glue the doves over the string. I used cut squares of foamie sheets underneath my doves to give them dimension and have them stand off the card a bit.
5. Glue the words "Happily Ever After" to the front of the card as shown.