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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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DIY Bridesmaid Gifts with Cricut and Martha Stewart

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

How do you adequately say thank you to your best girlfriends who threw you a bridal shower, listening to your wedding planning rants, took you on a crazy bachelorette party, spent money to wear matching dresses to your wedding, and held up your dress while you peed?

Besides being indebted to them forever, a personalized hand-made gift is always my favorite thing to gift people. Here I’m showing you how to create a one-of-a-kind monogrammed, best friends forever, pouch to present to your favorite ladies as a thank you gift for putting up with you as a bride. (I don’t care what anyone says, EVERYONE gets a little, teensy bit crazy when planning their wedding.)

The perfect size for carrying their phone, ID, some cash, and a favorite lipstick while you all hang out together at your local bar, sightsee on your bachelorette trip, or simply meet at the farmer’s market for gossip and fresh fruits.

I used the gold Cricut Air 2 by Martha Stewart, which is available exclusively at Michael’s. The materials for both projects in this post, the monogrammed pouch and the thank you card, came from a Martha Stewart Mixed Materials bundle.

To make the pouch I designed a Best Friends Forever graphic and a monogram for each girl in Design Space. I used the holographic foil vinyl that comes in the mixed materials bundle. The bundle is great because it has just enough materials to create a nice amount of projects. No more having to buy a whole roll of transfer tape when you only need one sheet. The bundle comes with two sheets of holographic vinyl and one sheet of transfer tape.

For the thank you card, I used the two colors of pink cardstock and the silver foil that were all included in the bundle.

Materials used

Martha Stewart Cricut Air 2

Martha Stewart Cricut materials bundle

Martha Stewart Cricut Fine Point Pen Set

Vinyl Cell Phone Holder

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