Cricut Creations: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

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You can see this project and more wedding crafts on FaveCrafts.com!

As you may have heard, we’re giving away a Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition machine. I got to play around with one this week (can you believe I get paid for this?) and I made a cute project I wanted to share with you.

I just got engaged last month, and once I got into wedding planning mode (about an hour after the proposal) I already had a long list of DIY projects I wanted to try. I am a craft blogger, after all! The very first DIY project I decided to tackle was the always adorable “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards. Here they are!

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I want the wedding to have a yellow and gray color scheme with lots of polka dots, so I chose this motif for the bridesmaid cards. Here’s how I made them:

Materials:

  • Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition machine
  • silver and white polka dot card stock
  • Gray card stock
  • Yellow card stock
  • Glue dots
  • Glue stick
  • Paper cutter (or good ol’ fashioned scissors)
  • Mini pearl stickers
  • Corner rounder punch (optional)

Instructions:

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  1. I bought two pieces of polka dot paper to make four cards, so I started by cutting both pieces in half, and then folding those pieces in half. I made a mistake in cutting and folding (as usual…) so that’s why I ended up with some vertical cards and some horizontal cards. I cut my cards based on my envelope size, which is about 5″ x 7″.
  2. Next I cut out the frame shape using the Cricut. This shape is found in the Cricut Essentials Cartridge that comes with the Anniversary Edition machine. I cut out a frame for each card and adhered them to the front with glue dots. I took the oval that was cut from the center of each frame and trimmed it down a bit to make it smaller than the frame, and glued that down as well. (You’ll notice one of my cards has a different shade of gray for this piece because I lost the middle piece from one of the frames. Grr.)
  3. The dress shape in the middle of each frame was actually drawn and cut out free hand. But if you have the Paper Doll Dress Up or Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridges, you can use those for the dress shape instead. Or, you can always print out a picture of a dress you like and use that as a template to cut around. I cut four dresses and adhered them with, you guessed it, glue dots.
  4. Next I added 4 pearl stick-ons above each dress to make it look like a mini pearl necklace. I think this adds a nice touch!BM card 3 Cricut Creations: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards
  5. I cut out “will you be my” using the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge, which also comes with the Anniversary Edition machine. I glued the letters down (using a glue stick this time) to a piece of gray cardstock, rounded two of the corners, and glued that down to the left side of the inside of the card.
  6. Then I cut a piece of yellow cardstock to fit in the bottom of the right side and glued that down, along with a scrap of polka dot paper leftover from earlier. I wrote “Bridesmaid”  in my finest penmanship, which is about the skill level of a 3rd grader. (What can I say, my job involves a lot of typing!)
  7. The final step was to cut some bunting out of yellow scraps for the top right corner. I used the bunting shape in the Just a Note cartridge, which is included with the Anniversary Edition machine. I cut two bunting shapes per card and glued them down with glue dots in the corner of each card.

Et voila! I’m so excited to have my first wedding craft completed, and It was so much fun playing with a new Cricut machine.

Married people: How did you ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding? Crafty people: How much does this make you want a Cricut??

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Comments

  1. Margaret Fenner says:

    I love it I am mother of 16 years going to 17 soon ,and she already looking at different thing for her wedding someday . I love the color and the poka dots I think it is a great way to invite your gril friends to be your bridemaid. My daughter wants a white swift dot wedding dress and she wants her bridemaid to be in a black and white poka dot dress. I think that is so cool .

  2. love it very original. I sure could use on of those circuts I have grandchildren and great grandchildren growing up and always looking for new things to do and I bet with one of those I could do the trick. I don’t like to just go to the store I like doing things myself. You know something that comes from the heart.

  3. Ann Carr says:

    What a creative idea! I love it! Even though I am almost 75 yrs. young, I love new ideas and this card is both creative and pretty!
    I have a Cuttle Bug which I use often but have not been able to purchase the Cricut! The possibilties seem endless! My daughter loves hers!

    HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

  4. Pamela Bagley says:

    they look awesome, how can I get a job like this trying out great machines….????

  5. I would love to have a Cricut Creations machine! I am a do-it-myself-er, also. I like to make home-made cards, invitations, and decorations. Sure hope I could win!

  6. Karen Ewankiw says:

    I just love those cards. They are so cool. I would also love to win this machine. I could be really busy with it, making all kinds of stuff. Thank you. kewankiw

  7. Very pretty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea…You could actually use the same idea for bridal shower invites, too. The FOREVER YOUNG cartridge has some similar dresses on them, just for a change up.

  8. Hello, guys. I am very happy to be there share my feeling with your bridals. I am to be a bridal this spring, at the beginning I am really under pressure to find the mostly suitable and reasonable price wedding dresses. I have found many of the locals stores, to be honest, mostly them are very
    Cheap Wedding Dresses|Plus Bridal Gowns|Sexy Proms|Elegant Wedding Gowns| Cute Flower Girl Dresses| and charm wedding dresses , but when I check the price, oh my good, near $ 3.000. i am not a millionaire. I have to give up to own the most expensive wedding dresses , in order to find my dream wedding dresses , I never give up , thanks for god , I have found the best wedding dress website: http://www.chadmart.com/ there are more 10.000 popular styles, that are all kinds of cheap wedding dreses,plus bridal dresses, elegant wedding dresses . sexy wedding dresses. popular gowns. and lovely flower girl dresses
    . That is the real wedding dresses’ paradise. and the most attractive thing is their cheapest price , to be honest. At the beginning, I am a littler worried about the quality, how can you catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger’s lair? I order one cheapest gown to check their quality, when get it , I feel it good, then I order 2 wedding dresses and 6 bridesmaids and 2 flower girl dresses form them . yes, they are trusty, all the dresses with good quality. when I put my dream wedding dress on my big day, beyond all doubt. i am the focus of that day, all of my guests arias the dresses. So. I am here to share my happiness with of all the bridals and to be bridals.

  9. Carol Ann says:

    I love your Bridesmaid cards. I just got my Cricut Expression in November of 2010. I love it. I’ve made several different cards for several different occasions. I’ve made scrapbook items for my daughter and mailed them to her.
    I had wanted a cricut since I saw the first infomercial 5 years ago. My imagination has been given a jump start that I just don’t know where to begin sometimes.
    Thank you for some more ideas. I have sons getting married in the future. I’m going to be busy.

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