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Beach Wedding Invitation.


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Design by: camowaggie (1 Project)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Wedding Trendy Love Celebration Cards Invitations Outdoors Cards Playful Naturalist Monochramatic Clean & Simple Nautical

Learn how to make this very unique invitation for your beach wedding. It balances a blue ombre palette with 3-Dimensional elements. Using the Cricut Craftroom, you can create cut-outs to fit your specific stamps for a flawless finish. Also included is a burlap wrap used to hold together the invitation, RSVP card/envelope, and registry information. For the full tutorial, visit my website at: http://tidbitsoftexas.com/2013/06/01/my-best-friends-wedding-invitations/

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • cardstock in various colors
  • sea shells stamp
  • colored markers set
  • wedding bells stamp
  • various stamp pads
  • crushed blue shells
  • embossing powder & ink
  • burlap ribbon
  • heat gun
  • hot glue
  • scrapbooking adhesives: regular & 3D

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Hide inner line of label shape from the "Cricut Essentials" cartridge. Cut-out:
- white cardstock @ 4.25"
- teal cardstock @ 4.75"

*All shapes are available in attached cut file.
Print wedding information onto white label shape.
3a. Cut-out starfish from the "Ultimate Creative Series" sampler cartridge onto gold parchment cardstock @ 1.5".

3b. Widen the slit with a razor knife.

3c. Ink starfish with a textured stamp in a light tan color. Also ink the edges with a brown marker.
4a. Weld random shapes in CCR to create a cut-out that fits your sea shell stamp.

4b. While the cut-outs are still on the cutting mat, stamp and color them with your markers.
Use scrapbooking adhesive to place all cut-outs onto 5"x7" card.
- shells w/ 3D squares or dots
- labels w/ regular adhesive squares or tape
- starfish w/ clear adhesive roller or wrinkle-free glue
Using your hot glue gun, create a rounded L shape in the bottom corners. Pour a handful of crushed shells on the glue. Allow a couple of seconds for the glue to cool. Then, press the shells down into the glue so they really stick.
OPTIONAL: Steps 7-10 are for burlap wrap

Cut out oval shape from "Cricut Craft Room Basics" cartridge:
- tiffany blue cardstock @ 2.75"
- teal cardstock @ 3.25"
8a. Stamp wedding bells onto the tiffany blue oval with embossing ink.

8b. Sprinkle blue embossing powder over the ink and knock off any extra. Use a toothpick to scrape off small mistakes.

8c. Run a heat gun over the powder until it starts to melt.
Using adhesive squares, mount the tiffany blue oval you just embossed onto the teal oval.
10a. Cut a 10" strip of burlap ribbon.

10b. Wrap the burlap ribbon around a scrap 5"x7" card.

10c. Add hot glue at each end of the burlap.

10d. Place a medallion on top. Press firmly, being careful not to burn yourself.

Step 1

Hide inner line of label shape from the "Cricut Essentials" cartridge. Cut-out:
- white cardstock @ 4.25"
- teal cardstock @ 4.75"

*All shapes are available in attached cut file.

Step 2

Print wedding information onto white label shape.

Step 3

3a. Cut-out starfish from the "Ultimate Creative Series" sampler cartridge onto gold parchment cardstock @ 1.5".

3b. Widen the slit with a razor knife.

3c. Ink starfish with a textured stamp in a light tan color. Also ink the edges with a brown marker.

Step 4

4a. Weld random shapes in CCR to create a cut-out that fits your sea shell stamp.

4b. While the cut-outs are still on the cutting mat, stamp and color them with your markers.

Step 5

Use scrapbooking adhesive to place all cut-outs onto 5"x7" card.
- shells w/ 3D squares or dots
- labels w/ regular adhesive squares or tape
- starfish w/ clear adhesive roller or wrinkle-free glue

Step 6

Using your hot glue gun, create a rounded L shape in the bottom corners. Pour a handful of crushed shells on the glue. Allow a couple of seconds for the glue to cool. Then, press the shells down into the glue so they really stick.

Step 7

OPTIONAL: Steps 7-10 are for burlap wrap

Cut out oval shape from "Cricut Craft Room Basics" cartridge:
- tiffany blue cardstock @ 2.75"
- teal cardstock @ 3.25"

Step 8

8a. Stamp wedding bells onto the tiffany blue oval with embossing ink.

8b. Sprinkle blue embossing powder over the ink and knock off any extra. Use a toothpick to scrape off small mistakes.

8c. Run a heat gun over the powder until it starts to melt.

Step 9

Using adhesive squares, mount the tiffany blue oval you just embossed onto the teal oval.

Step 10

10a. Cut a 10" strip of burlap ribbon.

10b. Wrap the burlap ribbon around a scrap 5"x7" card.

10c. Add hot glue at each end of the burlap.

10d. Place a medallion on top. Press firmly, being careful not to burn yourself.

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