Gifts for the Bride and Groom with Authentique Always Collection
Hello, Friends! I’m thrilled to be sharing another of my guest designer posts for Authentique Papers. This time, I’m featuring a pair of wedding themed projects made with the Authentique Always Collection. Both projects provide a unique way to present a gift card for the Bride and Groom and are both easy to make. Let’s get started!
Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Card Box with Authentique Always Collection
The Always collection is done in gorgeous shades of brown and cream. Honestly, it is so rich and elegant that it makes me think of deep dark espresso with whipped cream on top. This little easel style gift box measures about 3.75″ x 4.25″ and it’s just the right size for the journal cards from the 12×12 paper collection.
Making this pretty gift box is so easy! I just covered the box base with designer paper from the Always 6×6 pad, then made a sweet little easel card that matched the size of the box top. Then, I glued the card base to the top of the box. I think this would look fabulous as table decor at a wedding, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.
Use an image from the 6×6 pad with a Tim Holtz Vintage Cameo Frame and you’ve got a lovely cover for a mini folio! Paint the frame with Tattered Rose Distress paint to give it a shabby chic finish.
Accordion fold a strip of cardstock, then decorate with images from the 6×6 collection. Leave one panel open for a small photo booth style shot of the new Mister and Missus!
Decorate the inside of the card with paper and add a festive wedding banner made with stickers from the collection.
Inside the box, I’ve created a mini sized folio that measures 2.75″ x 3.75″. Decorate the front with images from the 6×6 pad and create a belly band closure with ribbon and Petaloo Flowers.
Add a small gift card pocket to the inside and fill it with little tags for extra fun.
Bride and Groom Envelope Folio with Authentique Always Collection
My dear friend Liz Gaze shared a great tutorial for this lovely envelope card. I made a few changes to the design to make this fun folio that I’ve filled with a gift wallet and other goodies.
The 8.5″ x 4.25″ envelope is made with one sheet of 12×12 paper. Just fold the paper following the simple directions in Liz’ tutorial and in about 2 minutes, you have made the base for this project. Brush your paper with Worn Lipstick Distress ink to add color to the basic brown and cream color palette. The fact that these papers are so neutral means that no matter what your wedding colors are, you can match them by adding the appropriate color ribbon, flowers or even ink.
After distressing the edges of some 12×12 paper, I stitched them together on my sewing machine to create a wallet.
Inside the wallet, I created a pair of gift card holders.
Here’s how to make the gift card holders:
- First, cut a 7.25″ x 4.25″ rectangle of brown cardstock.
- Next, score on the long side at 3.25″ and again at 6.5″.
- Now, use a 3/4″ circle punch to add a thumb hole to the 3.4″ strip.
- Next, line with designer paper.
- Then glue only the sides of the punched paper and fold to seal.
- Tuck in a small journal card from the 6×6 collection.
- Finally, add a small pink photo mount and decorate. (Glue just the bottom edge of the decoration so photos can be slipped behind.
The Flip Side
The really fun thing about this envelope folio card is that when you fold the paper, you also create a pocket on the flip side. Fill this up with even more wedding goodies.
These 4×6 journal cards from the 12×12 cut apart page make wonderful inserts. I added a little wooden icon and a mini paper clip to hold them together.
This flip folio is held shut with a sweet ribbon belly band.
Doesn’t this couple look romantic?
The folio is made with 3 pages that will hold wallet sized photos.
YouTube Video Tour with Authentique Always Collection Wedding Goodies
I know it’s hard to really get a feel for how everything works together when all you see are still photos. So I put together a short, 10 minute, video tour with more info and tips for making these two projects. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve provided product links below for your convenience.
I hope I’ve shared some ideas and tips that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Authentique Always Paper Collection
- 12×12 (comes with stickers)
- Always 6×6 paper pad
- Petaloo Flowers
- Idea-Ology Foundry Frames
- Adornments Arrows
- Something Blue Wood Icons
- 3 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ chocolate chip cardstock
- 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ pale pink cardstock
- normal paper crafting tools like paper cutter, rulers, glue guns, etc.
I have to echo what Susan said above–you do come up with some very amazing ideas! Those papers are great–love the retro look, and yes, that couple looks so in love. I also love what you did with the frame to give it that fabulous shabby look.Bravo on this project and congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! Sending hugs!
Hi, you are so full of wonderful ideas! Love what you did with this box..Mmm. Hugs
Kathy, just had a wedding for which I borrowed some of your previously designed folios. Now I can use this idea for a “1st Anniversary”! Thanks for sharing it.
Wow, you really are an amazing creater Kathy. Super talent! That is your super power! Loved this project.