Pre-wedding blog reading Steph would have just called and asked her friends/sisters to be bridesmaidsâ€¦
Wedding blog junkie Steph knew that asking her friends/sisters to be BMs required something a little bit more specialâ€¦I mean after all these girls are gonna be by my side on the big day and destressing me when the time comes so why not show them how much I appreciate them from the get-go?!?
Taking inspiration from posts via Miss Ducky on Weddingbee and the Budget Savvy Bride herselfâ€¦I set off on my first official wedding related DIY adventure. Be My Maid cards!
I liked how BSB cut out sketches of dress styles she likedâ€¦and I liked that Miss Ducky used pictures on the front of the cards of her and the girl she was askingâ€¦so I did my best to put these two ideas together.
step 1: make dress sketches. drinking wine is optional but highly recommend.
step 2: trace and cut out favorite sketches on pretty purple Martha Stewart cardstockâ€¦add cute details with silver pen.
step 3: find cute font and print out whatever text on inside of grey cardstock paperâ€¦I don’t remember the font but Iâ€™m pretty sure I got it from dafont.
step 4: use bone folder to create that perfect crease!
step 5: affix cute dresses to inside of card with glue dots (best thing ever!)
step 6: adorn with cute stickers to add a little flair and round the corners with corner rounder (both optional)
step 7: find cute pics of you with your â€œbestiesâ€ and print them off. i liked the blk/white look with the cards instead of color so I went with that. affix pic to purple cardstock and attach to front of card with glue dots to give it some dimension.
step 8: decorate outside of card with whatever else you got in your craft stashâ€¦ribbon, edge cutter, stickers, etc.
step 9: print out names in pretty font..unless you are blessed with pretty handwritingâ€¦and trace onto vellum envelopes with black sharpie.
step 10: insert card into matching envelope
step 11: throw in some cute initial note cards and the oh-so-popular ring pop and send them on their way!
Sorry for all the smearing out of names/datesâ€¦gotta keep some things private.
So thats 3 BMsâ€¦and the other 2 are my sisters. I didn’t have any pictures with them so I made their cards a little different. They actually turned out way cute too but I didn’t snap any photos! I just put a bunch of the cut-out dresses on the front instead of a picture.
All the girls seemed to really like themâ€¦what do you think?