Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wedding Card Holder...

Hello everyone!

I have a fun project, that I was asked to do by a friend that is getting married in September,  the other day, and it was a challenge for me.  I had never seen or  heard of one of these before, but what a GREAT idea.  :)

A wedding card holder for the gift table that looks like a cake.  :)  AWESOME idea!

Since I don't have the means to make a video tutorial, I thought I would just do a step by step with pics.  (You might have to use your imagination for some of it.)  hehe

Here it is in a nutshell.

Step: 1
I purchased 2 (3 pack) paper mache 
rectangle boxes in 2 sizes and then
I alternated them by every other one to make a set.
( I am sure this is confusing {It is to me} LOL.  But when you see the
staggered sizes you can see the contrast in size.)
And i used regular wedding wrapping paper in ivory.  You could use any 
print.  Or make it for any occasion.  Possibilities are 
endless. (Yes, I know how you crafter's think!  LOL)

Step 2:
I wrapped the lid to the biggest box.  This is going to be
the base at the bottom.

Here is the backsside.

Step 3:
I wrapped a piece of thin cardboard to make the bottom
liner inside the lid.

Step 4:

I double sided taped the liner to the inside
of the lid. (Which is the base.)

Step 5:
I took the middle box and centered it onto the bigger
box and drew a line around.  With a straight edge box cutter
I cut inside the line about a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch.

Step 6:
I cut a slit in the side of the medium size box at about
5/8 inch x 6 inches (card slot)

Step 7:
Wrapped the large box folding excess in and taping on the inside. And insert
this into the lid (base)  Do not glue or secure this
in the base as you will need to open later
to get out the cards.  :)

Step 8:
Wrapped middle box like you would a present just be sure to 
fold into the bottom edges and tape on the inside.
(Sorry I forgot to take pics of this

Step 9:
Since one of the main colors of the wedding is black I 
cut out a rectangle of black paper using my SCAL2 with the 
measurements of 1 1/2 x 7 inches on the outside
and 5/8 x 6 inches on the inside.  Merged them and then 
cut. Then I ran through the Xyron and 
adhered to the front of the card slot opening.

Step 10:
Glued the middle to the bottom.

 Step 11:
Wrapped the small box and glued to the top.  

Step 12:
Added ribbon around the bases of each layer.  I attached them
to the front side so that they could be covered with flowers etc.
And then tied it all together with a larger ribbon to hold the bottom lid securely
to the top.  (This is so you can easily get into it when
you are ready to open those cards.)  

Here it is plain without decoration.  The bride is going to pick
out the flowers of her choice and adhere or may even have the
florist add extra flowers from the wedding to it.  :)
You can do pretty much anything you want.  

I added some roses just to see what it would
look like.  I thought a swag through the bottom layer.
(I didn't want to permanently put anything on as she is going
to do different flowers.)
I could even envision putting a monogram in the center of the bottom box. Or textured
paper etc etc etc.  

You could do a round or a square shape as well.  The round shape was a little daunting to me so I stuck with the rectangle.  I do know how to wrap a present.  haha

Well I hope you enjoyed my not so professional tutorial.  haha

And thank you Nicole for giving me this wonderful challenge.


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  1. I L♥VE this!! I hope you don't mind but I am going to svraplift it for my sons wedding!! I think I will try round!!

  2. Beautiful! You did a great job on this!!

  3. This is great, Terri. You are just so talented!

  4. This is beautiful! I wish I was getting married again so I could have one :) TFS


  5. very beautiful....i made on for my nephew's wedding last year.....mine was round...i think i need to post it up if i still have the picture of it.....

  6. Kelly be sure to email me. I would love to see it. :)

  7. I just email you the wedding cake card holder. Hope you did recieve it.


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