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DIY Calligraphy Placecards with Martha Stewart and Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


In our fourth installment of our series of DIY projects with Martha Stewart and Cricut, I present to you the easiest way to achieve a DIY calligraphy look for your place cards. DIY calligraphy place cards is one of the most popular wedding craft projects. Why? Hiring a calligrapher is expensive, as it should be, because hand calligraphy is so so hard. I tried to teach myself once, I even took a class…and me, the girl who can probably make any kind of craft project, couldn’t get my head around it. I was awful at it.

Take my advice here: use your Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition to “write” all of your “calligraphy” place cards for you. Plus, make them even cooled by having the calligraphy written onto die cut tropical leaf motifs. Here’s how you do it:

I used the Martha Stewart white cardstock and the Martha Stewart Cricut pen set. I created a file in Design Space with a cut out palm leaf. Then I choose a writing font from the font list to type the names in. The Cricut uses a pen to write the names on the paper and then cuts out the leaf. That’s it! No classes to take, no crafty egos bruised when you realize real calligraphy is hard AF, and you’ve got diy calligraphed place cards in no time.

Materials Needed

Martha Stewart white cardstock

Martha Stewart Fine Point Pen set

Cricut Air 2, Martha Stewart Edition

 

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Wedding Ceremony Confetti Envelopes with Martha Stewart and Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


I’m back today with another wedding DIY project with Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition. This series is a few months long A) because there are an abundance of wedding projects that can be done with these materials, and B) that’s how long I agreed to do these sponsored posts. LOL. I wouldn’t tell you to buy or use or support a product that I didn’t personally LOVE. I use my Cricut all. the. time. For personal projects and for client work. They’ve teamed up with Martha Stewart to offer a fancy schmancy new gold machine and genius material bundles.

I use the Martha Stewart Mixed Materials bundle and the Martha Stewart Cardstock bundle to make some super cute confetti envelopes that are handed out to guests at your ceremony. Who doesn’t want to walk back down the aisle as two married people being showered with confetti??? Consider it your new dream.

To make the envelopes, I used ivory cardstock. You’ll need the scoring tool for the Cricut air2 too. This will make the lines that you fold on. Then I cut a rectangle to size out of clear acetate. I glued this on the inside of the envelope behind the letters. Tada! Now you’ll be able to see the confetti inside of the envelope without it falling out everywhere.


Yep, I cut all of this confetti out of cardstock. FINALLY. Make your own confetti to match your wedding colors perfectly. I’m really making dreams come alive with this DIY project today.

A few hours, a Cricut air2, and some materials are all you need to create these confetti filled envelopes for your wedding ceremony.

You’ll need:

Martha Stewart Cricut air2

Martha Stewart Mixed Materials bundle

Martha Stewart Cardstock bundle

Scoring tool

Glue stick

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Wedding at Current / Shanna and Aaron

Shanna and Aaron were married at Current at Chelsea Piers in NYC. As their event designer and florist, we worked with them to incorporate their love for NYC, touches of a modern Palm Spring vibe, and his Japanese heritage into an amazing celebration. We LOVE an excuse to use giant tropical leaves and king protea in any event.

On their invites, we used the greenery that would be showcased throughout their wedding day flowers mixed with modern typography and a vintage photograph of their wedding venue. That envelope liner shows guests what Chelsea Piers used to look like way back when.

The groom’s mother hand folded 1000 paper cranes to use as a backdrop on their chuppah, decorated with oversized palms and kings protea.

AND THOSE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS. The coolest greenery bridesmaids bouquets let the bride’s oversized bouquet shine in all of their group shots.

Event Design and Flowers by Michelle Edgemont Design. Photos by Sarah Tew Photography. Wedding at Current.

 

 

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