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Our wedding was almost seven years ago – and as an invitation I had an idea that I found so cheerful that I absolutely had to implement it: A shake card with colorful confetti behind an acrylic glass pane. I would like to share with you a very similar invitation to the wedding today show – only without confetti, but with pressed flowers that can be moved back and forth behind the acrylic glass. The acrylic sheets can easily be ordered as perfectly adapted cuts with a mouse click 😉

As an alternative to the blossom card, I have another one with golden leaves and blossoms. They are the same in design – so just choose the one you like better and off you go 😉

Material list:

  • My artwork: CLICK
  • Acrylic glass GS sheets transparent 20 x 20 x 0,2 mm
  • A4 paper (cream, textured, 300g) I have this: CLICK
  • A4 white paper for the invitation text, approx. 120 g
  • 3D tape: CLICK
  • very flat pressed flowers
  • kraft paper: CLICK
  • Envelopes square 16×16 cm
  • Finliner schwarz
  • glue stick
  • Scissors

That’s how it works:

1.) Prepare material Take an acrylic gas disc for each invitation. Print out my artwork in its original size as often as you need. You print the title page on the structured 300 g paper, the inner card with “Please pull here” is printed on the kraft paper and the cover letter with your own text is printed on normal white paper (13×16 cm).

2.) Finish individual parts Now cut out all elements. You stick a cover letter on each inner kraft paper card. On the white heart you write the name of the bride and groom with a fineliner – on the brown heart you write the names of the addressees.

3.) Make and fill the shaking card Take the double-sided 3D adhesive tape and stick two small pieces on top of each other on the back of the white heart – you now stick this above the word “Invitation” in the middle of the paper.

Then you attach a strip of the 3D tape to each edge of the title page – in such a way that they connect as seamlessly as possible at the corners, as shown here:

Now you put the pressed flowers on the paper. You can attach a few of them with glue sticks in certain places, so that not all of them are movable. You also insert the brown heart with the addressee’s name. Then you pull the film off the adhesive strips and carefully put the acrylic glass on so that it sticks to all four adhesive edges.

4.) Add card envelope Take the square envelope and fold the opening back over or cut it off completely. Then use a glue stick to glue the envelope to the center of the back of the invitation. Now you can insert the inner card so that the text “Please move here” can be seen from the front.

Ready is this very special invitation to a wedding!

I hope you liked my idea and I’d be happy if you share it and show others how you can design this beautiful shaking card as an invitation to a wedding.

Have fun tinkering and of course: Have a wonderful wedding party!

Your Sammy


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