Lace Pop-Up Wedding Cake Card
I was asked by a woman to make a custom wedding card for her daughter who is getting married in a few weeks. The color scheme of the wedding is navy, grey, ivory, and burlap, and her daughter is wearing an ivory lace dress. She liked the pop-up cake card I made a while back (HERE) so I thought I’d make a sample of one with these colors.
The pop-up portion of my card was created using the Sizzix “Cake, Three Tier, 3-D” Bigz Die (designed by Karen Burniston) and my Big Kick machine. The die provides the bases and supports for the three tiers.
The base pieces were cut from Bazzill Butter Mints heavy base weight card stock. The sides of the cake were made with strips of Fashion Bondex 2 inch ivory lace iron-on trim which I found at Joann Fabric in a clearance bin. I adhered the trim to 1 inch strips of the ivory card stock and ran them through my crimper. I liked the iron-on trim because it had a plastic-like backing that kept the lace somewhat stiff and easy to attach to the card stock. (I’m kind of bummed that they didn’t have any more in the store near me, and I can’t seem to find it online.) Once the lace panels were adhered, I added the decorative pearl trim I bought (sold by the yard) from Joann Fabric as well.
The hearts for the cake topper and on the base of the card were cut with a Creative Memories “Mini Heart Maker” punch. The leafy flourishes were cut with the Mini Fanciful Flourish Die by Cheery Lynn Designs.
I cut a “plate” using one of the dies from the Spellbinders Stately Circles set, and assembled my cake on this piece before adhering it to my card base.
The card stock I used was heavy weight Bazzill Butter Mints , Bazzill Tiara, and Core’ dinations Navy Pearl, and the patterned paper is called Ivory Swirls and Twirls by Paper Pizazz/Hot Off the Press. (My measurements are at the bottom of the post.) I couldn’t figure out how to include burlap on this design, but the swirls on the patterned paper are brownish like burlap so I feel like burlap is kind of represented!
The die includes a bride and groom for the top, but I used part of the “Wedding Couple and Arch” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs (design # 76229) which I purchased from the Silhouette Store instead. Because the couple getting married is actually 2 women, I altered the cut file to include 2 brides. Here is the topper I made for the custom sample:
This card looks best when displayed opened with the cake popped-up. The cake element is pretty thick which makes it hard to close the card. To keep the card “closed” until the couple is ready to open it, I loosely tied a piece of grey ribbon around the whole card.
My card front is very simple with some of the same paper I used on the inside along with a couple of hearts. Even though I chose to make my card front very simple, you can see that it is possible to display the card “closed” as shown, so you can make your card front as elaborate as you want.
Besides being difficult to close, another “issue” with this card is that there isn’t really a place on the inside of the card to include a stamped or handwritten message so I designed this as a “Card on a Card” where the decorative panel actually flips up like a traditional card.
Two stamps were chosen for the inside sentiment. “Our hearts decide who is family,” is from the Stampin’ Up Picture Perfect stamp set, and “Wishing you every happiness, today and always,” is from the Elegant Florals set by Gina K Designs.
I created a custom envelope (box?!) for this card design. To make it, I started out with a file from the “Betty’s Bags and Boxes II” svg kit from svgcuts. I really only ended up using the front pointed flap part of the file; the rest of the file needed to be resized and transformed completely .
Thanks for checking out my card post!
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