Hi guys, Hannah here. I’ve been doing a bit of DIY for my wedding and I thought I’d share it with you.
For favours, we have decided to do scratchcards. It’s a bit of fun and you never know, we might get some winners! If you’re not doing scratch cards or lottery tickets for your favours, you could use these if you’re giving your guests drinks tokens.I scoured the internet to find some nice envelopes to present them in but I couldn’t find anything I liked so I decided to make my own. I bought a foiling machine for this which was quite a big expense but I have used it so much already that it was definitely worth it. I also had to buy a laser printer because the foil machine only works with laser ink, but I managed to get one for £40, and again I have had a lot of use out of it already. The foiling is optional though, these would still be lovely in black ink or you could even print them in colour to match your colour scheme. So anyway, enough rambling, here’s what you’ll need
Pearlescent or glitter card in a colour of your choice (I went for pearlescent in a champagne colour)
Foil machine and foil in a colour of your choice (optional)
Laser printer (optional)
Guillotine or scissors
Glue or glue pen
I started by making a template in Microsoft word by measuring the envelopes and making the rectangles a couple of centimetres smaller. I opted for the words ‘Lucky In Love’ followed by our names and our wedding date. I also added a 4 leaf clover as they are good luck as well as being a nod to John’s Irish heritage. I then printed these off in laser ink and cut them out with the guillotine.
After I had cut out my white cards, I passed them through the foil machine to make the wording gold and shiny. If you don’t have the foil machine you could print these on a colour printer in a colour to match your theme.
The next step was to cut out the gold pearlescent card slightly bigger than the white cards. I made this easier by measuring the first one with a ruler, then using it as a template so that they were all the same size. I chose to have a 1/2 cm border of the pearlescent card showing.
Once everything was cut out it was time to stick it all together. I used a glue pen (these things are a lifesaver) to stick the white card to the pearlescent card, then the pearlescent card to the envelope, and that was it!
Making the template was a bit time consuming but once I got into the swing of it it didn’t take long and I really enjoyed making them. And I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out.
I’ll link everything I used below so if you want to make these you can go straight to the websites I used. The envelopes were the most difficult things to find, they are slightly bigger than a scratch card but they were the closest I could get, and the scratch card still fits nicely inside.
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