When my sweet niece got married, I had recently become the proud owner of a Cricut Explore Air. So I was excited to make a few decoration pieces for her wedding reception (as well as adding some special touches to her bridal shower too). One of the first things she asked me to make for the reception was a wedding card box. For my parents 50th anniversary we used hubs vintage suitcase to hold the cards, and my niece loved the look.
I knew right away that adding a banner that said “Cards” would be a perfect Cricut project. Since this was one of my first projects, it was pretty basic. But I love that even a basic set of cuts, turned into a perfect personalization! For the project I used the following items:
- white card stock
- black card stock (with a bit of shimmer)
- pink card stock
- pink clothes pins (found mine in the Dollar Spot!)
- glue stick
- pink tissue paper
- vintage suitcase
This was a two part image, I hid the top layer in order to just cut the scalloped edge (click on the “eye” icon to hide a layer). You will need to size your pennant depending on the size of your suitcase. I then also cut a simple rectangle, a bit larger than the pennant shape, in an alternate color to make the scallops pop. I used the Portable Trimmer to cut the rectangle. Can I just say I LOVE that thing for all kinds of paper cutting (can you say school projects and DIY gift tags!)
For the letters, I knew I wanted something “fancy” but with some weight. So I used the Cricut access font: Wanderlust in bold. My letters are about 2-3 in tall. And in the video above you can see, since each letter was going on it’s own pennant, I was able to move the letters around on the design space editor page to make the best use of my piece of card stock (always looking for ways to avoid material waste!).
Then it’s as easy as glueing the pieces together. Our suitcase had a pocket on the top, so it was easy to just clip the letters on with cute clothes pins. But you could also attach ribbon on the back to create a banner. The tissue paper filled in another pocket in the bottom, and was sweetly appropriate for the “gift table”.
Volia! A simple, DIY Wedding Gift Car Box- with that bit of vintage flair! In the end, both my niece and I were so tickled with how it turned out. Friends and family of the happy couple filled up that well loved suitcase with sentiments of their love and well wishes. What a great way to set out on the journey of marriage!
I am a Cricut Ambassador. I received an Explore Air cutting machine to facilitate fabulous DIY projects like this one. All opinions are my own.
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