How to Make Pop-Up Bridal Shower Invitations

by Erin Ringwald, Demand Media

    Making your own bridal shower invitations gives you complete control over the invitations' overall design. Depending on the number of invitations needed, making your own saves you money as well. One design idea is to make a spring-loaded card that pops up when the guest opens it. To make your own pop-up bridal shower invitation, you need little more than heavy cardstock and some florist's wire.

    Step 1

    Fold a 10-by-7-inch piece of heavy cardstock in half to create a 5-by-7-inch folded card. Run your finger down the folded edge to crease it.

    Step 2

    Add a decoration to the front of the card. Draw a picture of a bride and groom, a church or a wedding cake using your favorite art medium. Alternatively, apply scrapbook stickers or glue a photograph of the bride-to-be on the card.

    Step 3

    Draw a 4-by-6-inch picture on a piece of heavy cardstock. Choose a wedding-inspired image, such as a wedding dress, a diamond ring or gift. Cut the picture out with scissors, cutting around as much detail as possible.

    Step 4

    Color or decorate the cutout picture as desired. Use colored pencils, markers, crayons, stickers or glitter.

    Step 5

    Wrap a 6-inch piece of florist wire around a pencil in a spring shape. Slide the spring off the pencil to retain the shape. Press the ends of the spring toward one another to compact the spring.

    Step 6

    Cut two 1-inch squares from a piece of cardstock the same color as the folded card. Cut a 1/4-inch slit in the center of each of the squares, using a craft knife. Insert one end of the spring through the first square and the other end of the spring through the other square. Twist the spring in until the squares sit just beyond the first bend on either end of the spring.

    Step 7

    Apply hot glue to one end of the spring and the cardstock square. Press it to the back center of the cutout picture. Apply hot glue to the other end of the spring and the cardstock square. Press it against the inside center of the 5-by-7-inch card.

    Step 8

    Write the bridal shower information inside the card, around the spring image.

    Step 9

    Close the card, pressing the spring-loaded cutout picture into the card. Insert the card into an envelope for mailing. Make as many invitations as you need, using the supplies described. When guests opens the invitations, the cutout image will pop up.

    Tips & Warnings

    • Do not touch the tip of the of the hot-glue gun or the glue until cooled.

    About the Author

    Erin Ringwald began writing in 1998. She runs her own party planning business and helps with her husband's photography business. She's working on her Master of Education with a focus on elementary education and child development. Ringwald studied musical theater and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Wright State University.

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