Wedding Paper Crafts
You may have noticed a gap in posts here on Warp or Weft and it was for good reason - we got married!! And then went on a two week honeymoon to Oahu and Maui. We had a lot of family and friends in town, so I did not get to do much knitting or weaving, but we had a few handmade items at our wedding and I wanted to share the paper crafts with you.
The first is our Save the Dates. We were inspired by a DIY tutorial on Oh So Beautiful Paper and made a couple of tweaks for personalization. We designed our own Save the Date and return address stamps and had them made by Impress. The process was easy and the stamps were reasonably priced. After you purchase the size you want on the website, you send a PDF via email and wait a week or so for your stamps. We made a mistake by not ensuring the font on the address stamp was large enough to easily read after embossing and we had to order a second stamp, so be careful about that.
We purchased the rest of the items we needed from Paper Source: A7 note cards in night, A7 envelopes, stamp pad, embossing powder, embossing heat tool, envelope liner template, gold glitter washi tape, gold glitter wrapping paper (for the envelope liners), and heavy duty, double sided tape. You will also need non-stick craft scissors, a pencil or pen and we used a small paint brush to remove excess embossing powder from the card before using the heat tool. The guest addresses were handwritten on the envelopes with a glittery gold gel pen. Once we received all of the supplies, it took us a little over two weeks to make 70 Save the Dates working mostly in the evenings.
The second project is our Welcome Boxes. We had help assembling these last minute as there was a drama with my wedding dress being ruined in alterations four days before the wedding and we were running behind schedule. My mom, niece and Aunt Patty were super stars with the crafting on the Wednesday before the wedding (we can't thank them enough!). For the welcome boxes, we bought A7 night colored boxes from Paper Source, used leftover gold glitter wrapping paper from the Save the Dates and got a "Welcome" stamp from Paper Source and Space Needle stamp from Impress. The stamps were embossed directly onto the box with the same gold stamp pad and glitter embossing powder that we used for the Save the Dates. The glitter paper was cut into strips and taped on with heavy duty double sided tape. We wanted the boxes to be a nod to the Pacific Northwest as 75% of our guests were from out of town so we included a walking map to local attractions, a Seattle postcard, lavender sachets from Purple Haze Lavender Farm on the Olympic Peninsula, a delicious chocolate bar from Seattle Chocolates and a pen that doubles as a stylus from Microsoft. We also purchased copies of Good Night Seattle for the children. The Welcome Boxes were a HUGE hit with our guests.
The third DIY handmade item that we made for our wedding is the Table Numbers. These were super easy. We purchased table number tents and number stencils from Paper Source and ordered ribbon the same ribbon that was used for our invitations from Artemis and tied it in a similar fashion at the top of the table number. We used the number stencils to cut out the same gold wrapping paper that we used for the Save the Dates and Welcome Boxes so everything tied together nicely.
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