cricut explore,  hand made,  rustic,  save the date,  wedding invitation

making best friends wedding invites

So my friend of over 40 yrs (don’t want to be too specific and give my age away!!) is getting married in June, I’m chief bridesmaid and I offered to make her invites and save the dates…seemed like a good idea at the time…I’ve made loads of cards in the past…then the nerves and self doubting kicks in…
My friend is not a girly girl, so I knew she wouldn’t want frilly, romantic invites and decided on a rustic design.
I can make anything you want I said…I have a machine I said (referring to my cricut explore).
So I designed and cut some base cards as a promo and she picked the one she liked the best. Save the dates and save the evenings were made first. I ‘ve never been so nervous giving them, I was worried even if didn’t like them she wouldn’t say, however she loved them…phew! 
This is the promo for the save the date.

I cut the shape using my Cricut and then embossed with a cascading hearts embossing folder from docrafts. The lable was die cut and then hand stamped and glued to some hand tied rafia.
The next step was the official invites…after much cursing at my cricut which kept stopping half way through writing on the card, this is the finished article below.

Each invite was dry embossed and the same embossing folder used to emboss the flap of the envelopes. Heart designs were heat embossed with copper glitter embossing powder to the invites, lables and the front of the envelopes.
Now she’s asked my to make a card for her husband…watch this space…

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