DIY WEDDING INSPIRATION + FREEBIE | Heart Confetti Thank You Cards + Template by Lauren Elise Crafted

Hi Knotty readers!  Lauren Elise here and I’m super excited to be bringing you another DIY installment today.  I am focusing on paper goods again this time, thank you cards to be exact.  I like sharing paper goods with you because they are fairly easy for everyone to put together, especially when you’re provided with a template to start with.  And guess what I included with this DIY… a template!

If you follow my DIYs and my work, you know that I’m all about creating things that are unique and highlighting special, little details.  It’s all in the details, for real!  I love this project because it combines these two important principles.  The thank you card itself is my own take on the ever-so-fun mad libs.

… I loved these as a kid (wait, I still love them!) and my brother and I had oodles of fun finding the most offensive words to fill the blanks with.  And when I say offensive, I don’t mean cuss words, more like silly bathroom humor that all children love.  We were raised with manners, I promise.  So this is the wedding version of that.  The stitching, shipping tags, and confetti all provide texture and a level of detail which I strive for in all my projects.

I also love the fun-factor in this!  I see it as a final chance to give your guests something memorable.  Don’t let your thank you cards get overlooked because they’re boring.  Guests can open these babies up, throw some confetti around, and have a mini party all because of you.  Now that is a way to create a lasting impression.  As with all DIYs, have some fun with it!  Are you sufficiently excited now?

… Here is how you make them, enjoy!

Materials ::

° thank you card template

° glassine bags – I used 5.5” x 7.75” sized bags

° white cardstock

° small shipping tags – about 1.25” x 2.75” in size

° red thread

° sewing machine

° heart-shaped paper punch

° metal-edge ruler

° x-acto knife

° red pen

° red & gold confetti

° tape

Directions ::

° Get glassine bags and shipping tags ready to sew together {image a}.  Get your sewing machine plugged in and put your red thread in the machine {image b}.  Follow your specific machine’s instructions.

° Get a small, heart-shaped punch {image c} and punch through the shipping tag {image d}.  Set aside for now.

° Download the thank you template jpeg and customize your names and wedding date onto the top of the card.  I used the free version of the Sketchetik font from MyFonts but feel free to use whichever font you prefer.  Print out your customized template onto white cardstock.  Cut your templates down to size using a metal-edged ruler and an x-acto knife {image e}.

° Fill in the blanks on your templates, one for each guest that attended your wedding, using a red pen {image f}.  Make them personal and have fun filling in these mad libs!

° Put each thank you into its own glassine bag {image g}.  Get red and gold confetti {image h} and pour some into each bag {image i}.

° Position your shipping tag onto the front of the glassine bag and temporarily hold in place with some tape (I used washi tape because it is less sticky) {image j}.  Run the glassine bag and shipping tag through the sewing machine to seal the bag {image k}.  I used a zigzag stitch but any would work.  Remove the tape and now the confetti and thank you card are sealed inside the bag {image l}.  Trim excess thread if need be {image m} and sew the rest of your thank yous {image n}.

And here’s your template!

✭ Right click on the image above and save, or click here to download. ✭

It has been a pleasure to be here with you today!  If you have any questions about anything I have made, please feel free to contact me through my blog.  I am also available to make anything you see.  I would love to craft something special for you!

By the way, what do you think of today’s project?  Hope you love it!

xoxo!  – Lauren

Label(s): {DIY + Freebies}, {Guest Bloggers}

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16 comments

  1. Anna Laura on February 24, 2011

    This is one of those things you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it. These colors would’ve been perfect for my wedding last year. Must pass it along!

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  2. Linda on February 24, 2011

    Love the printable! I think my favorite part is the heart confetti. So cute, thank you!

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  3. Angela on February 24, 2011

    So cute!

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  4. Glamour and Grace on February 24, 2011

    This is AMAZING! Love how it makes the thank you note so much cooler! Plus its a reminder to guests of what a fun time they had! LOVE!

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  5. Erin on February 24, 2011

    omigod this is awesome!!! thank you for the template too – i seriously think i’m going to use this!

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  6. I LOVE this!!! I want to use it for everything

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  7. Mel {The Oceanside Bride} on February 24, 2011

    These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing the template! This is exactly what I’m going to use for my Thank You’s!

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  8. Christine@Bridal Banter on February 24, 2011

    This really takes thank you cards to the next level. Nice work!

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  9. Kim @BrideGoggles on February 24, 2011

    Totally great twist on the typical thank you note!

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  10. Lauren Elise on February 24, 2011

    Thank you everyone for the sweet comments! You have all made this random Thursday infinitely better. It blows me away that some of you want to try these out for your own thank yous…seriously honored! I want to see what everyone comes up with :)

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  11. Lena on February 24, 2011

    Too sweet, as usual! Love the typefaces!

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  12. Aleah + Nick Valley on February 24, 2011

    Lauren always rocks everything she touches. This is way too much fun and I’m bookmarking it for many clients – so cool! *and yes, I spend many afternoons filling those out with my two brothers. It brings back memories. :) {A}

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  13. Jenny @ Hank + Hunt on February 25, 2011

    I love this! Just gorgeous!

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  14. Sabina on March 2, 2011

    interesting choice of thank you cards…and also orginal

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  15. Kristi on March 3, 2011

    OMG Lauren does it again!!!! I ADORE this. I love how personal it makes the thank you. And who wouldn’t love getting this in the mail…especially with confetti in it! So FABULOUS!!!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  16. Such a great idea… so unique and so fun! Guests are sure to absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing!

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