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In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a wedding pop up card or wedding invitation pop up card.  The wedding pop up card template is also provided below.  This card is a simple wedding card you can make to give to a wedding couple or make as a wedding couple to give out as invitations. This is the Linked Rings design:

These instructions will allow you to make either a basic wedding card version, or the wedding invitation version. Here is a video of the tutorial:

Here is the transcript of the video.  Detailed instructions are listed below:

  1. Purchase the template for this design here: Wedding Pop Up Card Linked Rings Template.
  2. Print out the template.
  3. Highlight where you will want to score or fold the card for reference.
  4. Cut out the inside card. To make the card more personal or customized, you can add the wedding couple’s names or initials in the rings.
  5. Assemble the rings by folding the rings upwards. Feed the ring without the diamond through the ring with the diamond.
  6. Match the two slots on the rings together. The slots keep the rings centered Here is what the slots look like before and after assembly:
  7. Now that it’s assembled, fold the card in half making sure it folds flat.
  8. Use a piece of tape to secure loose leg of the ring (without a diamond). You may also choose to glue this to the backing after you assemble the entire card together.
  9. Cut out the backing from the template. I’ve included a complex and a simple version. The simple version has a lower number of facets in the corner diamonds. If you want to use a ribbon, then cut out the 2 slits on the sides. The ribbon I made the slits for is 5/8th inch wide. If you want to use a larger ribbon, then make the slits longer.
  10. If you are going to use ribbon, then feed the ribbon through the card and tie a bow on the outside.
  11. To assemble the card, simply slip the inside of the card into the corner diamond cutouts. If you want to glue the inside card to the backing, then only glue the top half. This will still allow the inside card to shift when you fold the card. If you glue both halves, then the card will not fold flat.
  12. For the invitation version cut out the 2 small boxes from the template. This will be the frame for your wording.
  13. Then, print out your wording in 2 sections that are 1 ¾ ” by 1 ½ “. Printed the words out in different sizes so you can find the right size to fit the frame correctly. In one box write the intro, such as, “We request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of our union.” In the second box, print the location.
  14. Glue the words and frames into the card alongside the silhouette of the rings. This is an easy way to add wording to your card without having to print directly on the cardstock of the card.
  15. Then glue in the date on the ribbon and the time in the bottom silhouette of the ring. You may chose to put other items in the silhouette of the rings. The card is now finished

If you are making this card by hand, and not with a cutting machine, then you may want to simplify the design by not cutting the facets of the diamond or other intricate details.

You can buy a  Silhouette Cameo Cutting Tool from Scrapbook.com if you want to get additional scrapbooking supplies.  Or buy your Silhouette Cameo from Amazon and get other items as well.


Comments

  1. Tan at Apr 30, 2011 07:21:20

    You always make me supprise man:d.Yours always simple but really wonderful!

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  2. jean at May 03, 2011 01:28:54

    Hi Rich, you said ‘if you are making this with a cutting machine’ – is there one availble for this wedding card? i would like to make it as an invites but afraid it’ll take me all year to hand cut 100 of them! Thanks

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    • Creative at May 03, 2011 01:55:35

      I am using a cutting machine. I would suggest buying one. I use a Klic-N-Kut. They are really expensive now. I’m thinking about getting another cheaper one that i can recommend to people. I hear good things about the craftrobo, which is still a few hundred dollars. But i think you can justify one if you are making enough wedding invitations.

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  3. Barbara at May 17, 2011 04:29:20

    Thank you for the template! This ccertainly is a beautiful and unusual card.

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  4. Meena at May 23, 2011 04:32:39

    What a wonderful and unique card!
    Is there a KNK file? I just got a new cutter and would love to try it out .
    Thanks
    Meena

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    • Creative at May 23, 2011 04:40:30

      You should be able to trace the .pdf template with KNK studio Element. Use the trace tool. If you still have problems, let me know.

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  5. lisseth at Jul 13, 2011 04:25:36

    what cutting machine do you use??

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    • Creative at Jul 13, 2011 08:47:08

      I use the Klic-N-Kut Element. For this design, you may be able to cut it out by hand, although the diamond is a bit tedious.

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  6. charitha weragoda at Jul 15, 2011 01:48:39

    hi can u please tell me how too ordar wedding invitation pop up card.

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    • Creative at Jul 15, 2011 11:00:18

      Hi Charitha, Unfortunately i dont sell wedding cards. If you have the stamina, you can make the card yourself. I made 100 invitations myself, but i bought a cutting machine to help. Making your own invitations will pay for the machine, and the invitations will feel more custom and meaningful. Good luck!

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  7. Priya at Aug 02, 2011 02:27:50

    First of all its really beautiful !!! Can u suggest nethg abt rough edges?? Coz m using this paper cutter and its not tht smooth :(

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    • Creative at Aug 02, 2011 10:24:23

      The quality of the cut depends greatly on the sharpness of the blade and quality of mat. You may want to try a new blade. I also use a thinner card stock (65lb). You may also try to reduce your cutting speed.

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  8. Priya at Aug 05, 2011 03:12:38

    mhm okie.. the blade;s gona b the same for the final card.. the papers gona change though.. and i;l try and be slow:) thanks

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  9. Evelyn at Aug 11, 2011 06:45:40

    Thank you for making your creations available to the public. They are extraordinary!

    I was wondering if you would consider making them available in a cutting file format. I can open WPC and SVG. I would like to add names to the rings like you have done. Thank you.

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    • Creative at Aug 11, 2011 06:20:07

      I currently dont have a way to convert my files to SVG. I’m sure there is a converter somewhere. I’ll let you know if i figure it out.

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  10. Tricia Madhoo at Aug 13, 2011 11:02:56

    im interested in making wedding cards and wedding favours as a business, so i would like 2 know wat cutting machine you would recommend, wat about d cri cut machines and the sizzix embossing machines? Im from trinidad and tobago so i would like to know cause im unfamiliar with these machines as they are not available here, thanks!!!!

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    • Creative at Aug 13, 2011 04:09:38

      Hi Tricia, Thanks for visiting my blogs. You can look at the silhouette or KNK zing. I have an old KNK Element. Good luck with the wedding cards! Please don’t use my designs because they are copyrighted. Thanks!

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  11. Carolyn at Aug 29, 2011 06:57:36

    I used your template as a pattern and cut it out on my Silhouette SD. The bride to be was as excited about the card as she was the gift. LOL

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  12. BF at Sep 14, 2011 10:32:39

    Thank you for sharing your patterns and tutorials. I have enjoyed making many of your cards. My family & friends always look forward to their cards. I am looking for a church template and have been unable to find one. Any suggestions? BTW, did you make a video of an airplane popup? I watched that over and over until I was able to make one myself. My grandson loved it. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.

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    • Creative at Sep 15, 2011 12:03:34

      Thanks for visiting my site. Yes, I made a Pitts airplane. It took a long time to make but it came out pretty well.

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  13. CT at Oct 05, 2011 10:20:40

    Hi i love your card! But may i know how to add name for the card? Do you have any template?

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    • Creative at Oct 06, 2011 11:48:37

      I don’t have a template for adding a name. You can try to cut the names out inside the rings. First, print the template out and sketch the names on the template.

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  14. Gamu at Oct 12, 2011 10:16:28

    Amazing stuff am looking forward to doing my pop out wedding invitations so I just wanted to know what kind of paper I require for the pop out design.

    Thanks.

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    • Creative at Oct 12, 2011 12:27:06

      Congratulations on your wedding! Look for 65lb paper. That’s a good thickness that’s not too thick and not too thin. If you use a cutting machine, you’ll be able to make more cards before your blade dulls. Good luck!

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  15. Bella Ball at Nov 07, 2011 03:55:20

    I love this tutorial and would like to try and make these for my upcming wedding in May. I was going to buy the Silhouette SD to make these.. If I buy that machine and the right size card stock, is it pretty simple to begin? I would be really intersted in you doing a tutorial where you show how the first part is when using your software and machine for us beginners. How talented you are! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Creative at Nov 09, 2011 09:27:36

      Hi Bella! There are people who have used the Silhouette to make my cards. There should be a tracing function in the Silhouette software that will let you trace the .pdf. I will probably get the Silhouette Cameo in a few weeks.

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  16. eleanor at Nov 10, 2011 08:25:06

    so beutiful!! thank you for sharing! :)

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  17. Linda at Nov 26, 2011 10:22:13

    “I currently dont have a way to convert my files to SVG. I’m sure there is a converter somewhere. I’ll let you know if i figure it out.”

    i haven’t found a converter and was wondering if you found a converter. . . i recently purchased a ECraft cutter which can use SVG files. . . .this machine also allows you to create you own images (i have not yet tried this so . . . )
    i haven’t yet hooked this machine to a computer in my craft room so i haven’t been able to try much yet. . any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !

    love your stuff. . . can’t wait to see if it will work on the ECraft Cutter !

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  18. Vasudha Kumar at Feb 05, 2012 01:16:41

    hey… i purchased this template the simple version of the card isn’t there…..where the card backing diamonds are less…it itsn’t there!

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    • Creative Rich at Feb 05, 2012 04:18:29

      I just uploaded the simple backing design. Hope that works for you.

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  19. Vasudha Kumar at Feb 11, 2012 03:34:45

    so do i buy it again?

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    • Creative Rich at Feb 11, 2012 03:51:17

      Since you have bought the template, you can use it as many times as you wish. You do not need to buy it again.

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  20. Claudine Brönnimann at Mar 07, 2012 08:59:04

    Bonsoir, pourriez-vous me transmettre un autre fichier de cette carte de mariage compatible avec la Silhouette Cameo ? Avec le format PDF, il est impossible de le télécharger avec le programme Silhouette.

    Merci de votre aide.

    Claudine Brönnimann

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  21. mayyoo at Apr 27, 2012 11:20:46

    Hi rich,

    I bought the machine and I made one card as a test when I used 80lb papers the cutting is not clean, it cuts only from one side. Do you know where can I purchase papers with 65lb !! I could not find.

    Plus, do you know what speed should I use and the blade setting !!?

    Thanks and I am sorry by asking these silly questions I am so excited to do it and I can not make it look clean and fabulous as yours

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    • Creative Rich at Apr 28, 2012 12:48:28

      You can buy 65lb paper at Michael’s or an office supply store. You may want to increase your pressure by changing the Thickness setting to 30. I hope this worked!

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  22. Fresita at Nov 23, 2012 07:26:59

    hola una vez yo vi una tarjeta que a medida que se abrian se acercaban unos novios y se daban un besito dime tendras de casualidad esa plantilla estoy interesada en comprarla gracias :)

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  23. alim at Jan 02, 2013 08:36:47

    how i can download the tamplate of this

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    • Creative Rich at Jan 02, 2013 11:19:48

      Hi Alim, you can purchase the template through this link: Wedding Rings Template. Just add the template to your cart and check out. Thanks for visiting!

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  24. Sandy at Mar 09, 2013 06:08:32

    Can you use your template and use a cricut expressions machine to cut it out? If so, how? I have been hand cutting everything….and let me tell you it takes a long time! Lol

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    • Creative Rich at Mar 10, 2013 12:20:16

      Hi Sandy, unfortunately, Cricut deliberately does not allow people to use cutting files that they do not sell. The only way that I know how to use my cutting files with Cricut is if you have an old copy of Sure Cuts A lot or Make The Cut software, when they used to support Cricut. Their newer versions were forced to not support Cricut. Sorry!

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  25. NANCY FONSECA at Jun 22, 2013 05:05:56

    CAN I DOWNLOAD AND USE WITH MY CIRCUT 2?

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    • CreativeRich at Jun 24, 2013 12:25:52

      Hi Nancy, Sorry, to my knowledge, Cricut does not allow users to cut any files except for their own files. Thanks for visiting!

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  26. Robin at Aug 27, 2013 05:50:50

    Do you offer a die cut for a big shot machine? Not sure exactly how you are cutting it out so perfect? I need to make 100 wedding invitations.

    Thanks,

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    • CreativeRich at Aug 28, 2013 10:54:53

      Hi Robin! Sorry, we do not offer big shot dies. We may offer pre cut templates in the future. Thanks!

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    • Christina at Jan 08, 2014 01:11:30

      Hello Creative Rich, Have you started offering pre-cut templates? I am interested in the wedding ring pop-up card. Thanks!

      Reply

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