Fall/Autumn DIY Wedding Ideas

I’ve been pretty quiet the past week or so, because THIS is what I’ve been up to!

Wedding cake, invitations, decorations, etc. Not MY wedding–my brother in law and my new sister in law got married over the weekend in a beautiful, rustic, perfect fall wedding.

I offered to help with invitations, cake, and anything else they needed. Here are the results!

Save the Dates:

Fall Save the Dates

For more info on these Save the Date cards, click here.

Invitations:

Wedding Invitation

5×7″ Invitation Supplies:

  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip;
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees, Woodgrain, For the Bride;
  • Accessories: Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Champagne Shimmer Paint, So Saffron Reinker, Cutter Kit (distressing), Cajun Craze Ink, So Saffron Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink, Crumb Cake Ink.

Cake:

Carrot Cake

Wedding Cake is a rustic 3 tier (12″, 9″, 6″) Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I added some cinnamon and honey to the frosting, which gave it a nice flavor and slightly tan color, which matched the Raffia tied around the bottom of each tier.

Miscellaneous:

Dessert Labels

Seating Chart

Caramel Apple Favors

The apples were dipped in melted caramel (Kraft caramels worked the best!), chopped walnuts & heath bar bits. We used twigs from my yard as a stick and tied the bags closed with various colors of raffia. I made the thank you tag with the Day of Gratitude stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, and punched them out with a 1 1/8″ Circle Punch.

Lollipop Party Favors

For my daughter’s birthday, we gave out giant lollipops as party favors. To make them more personalized, I added handmade labels and big striped ribbon. The lollipops were placed in a vase fitted with a block of floral foam and filled with sand.

To make the labels, I stamped “thanks” from Thank You Kindly in Rose Red ink. Below that, I stamped the heart from Something Sweet in Pumpkin Pie ink. Along the top, I used the curved sentiment from Something Sweet stamped in Old Olive ink. Using the clear mount version allowed me to bend the stamp into a tighter arch, fitting perfectly in a 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. That was layered onto a Chocolate Chip 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

The ribbon is the 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry.

Popcorn Basket/Movie Tickets Gift Holder

I started out making a card to put in a movie basket–a basket with popcorn, movie style candy, and tickets from the local movie theater. Thinking about movies, I came up with the Popcorn Basket idea. This is a variation on the Slide Out Gift Card Holder.

Popcorn Basket Card

  1. Cut Real Red card stock to 4 1/2″ x 12″ and score along the long edge at 4″ and 8 1/4″.
  2. Using the Scallop Edge Punch, punch along the top of the real red card stock.
  3. Apply Sticky Strip along the bottom of the center panel and fold the right side over the center panel. Then, put Sticky Strip on the left panel, along the bottom and the left edge. Fold over and stick.
  4. Cut 4 strips of Whisper White card stock to 1 1/4″ x 4″ and using SNAIL, adhere them to the front of the card, evenly spaced.
  5. For the insert, cut a piece of black card stock to 4″ x 5″ and round the top corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Cut Whisper White card stock to 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and round the top corners again.
  6. Adhere the White to the Black card stock and using the Slit Punch, punch approximately 1″ from the bottom. This slit will hold the movie tickets.
  7. Stamp the ice cream scoop from Sweet Scoops all over the White card stock with So Saffron ink. Stamp directly on the card stock, then two more times before reinking. Keep stamping like this, in a random pattern.
  8. Stamp 4 scoops onto scrap Whisper White or Very Vanilla, stamping off each time (to get a lighter color). Trim each one out and attach them to the top of the insert piece using Stampin Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp a sentiment on the insert, if desired.
  10. Tie Black Satin Ribbon around the card and make a knot.
  11. Stamp “Just for You” from Oval All in Black and Red Marker on Whisper White. Punch out with 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and layer onto Black Scallop Circle Punch out.
  12. Using the larger hole of the Cropadile, make a hole at the top of the Scallop Circle and loop Silver Cord through, tying it around the Black Satin knot.

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