Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Use trusty punches or dies to create quick and easy keepsakes for the big day

What you need...
  • Card: peach, mint, gold, white
  • Digital images, Silhouette: ‘three vines with leaves’ by Emily Dyer; ‘box’ by Lori Whitlock
  • Punches, Xcut, hearts
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Dies, Xcut, flower set (XCU 503195)
  • Button
  • Glue, PVA
  1. Confetti Box - 1 Download a digital box template from Silhouette or draw your own, then punch a heart aperture in, before cutting the box out and fixing it together. Cut out leaves printed from a digital download and punch some gold hearts.

    2 Stack gold punched hearts and secure them in pairs, sandwiching embroidery thread between them. Wrap lace around the box and a strip of thin sheer ribbon. Tie both in knots. Stack leaves and a heart on top of each other to create a cluster of embellishments in one corner.

  2. Pretty Corsage - 1 Die-cut several layers of white flowers. Curl the edges around a pencil to give them a realistic shape. Stack layers of the flowers onto each other to create a full bloom, securing with PVA.

    2 Add a circle of gold paper into the centre of the piece, along with a metal button. Punch some mint and peach hearts and stick them onto the flower.

    3 Cut out leaf shapes, using a digital download, from mint and peach card, then secure them randomly to the underneath of the flower. Adhere a long length of lace to the bottom, then add a large circle of card to help keep the lace and leaves firmly attached to the corsage.

  3. Cupcake Toppers - 1 Type and print sentiments on a PC, or use a stamp of your choice. Cut around the sentiment, then trim gold card to match.

    2 Secure these pieces together, sandwiching a toothpick between and slightly offsetting the gold piece to create a shadow effect. Punch little hearts from mint and peach card, then add them to the toppers.

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