My sister’s wedding is coming up, so part of my bridesmaid duties are to make lots of cute things for her (she doesn’t know this though). Ha!! Everyone needs a ‘just married’ sign somewhere on their wedding day. Hers will be on their hotel door. I am trying to visualize how I would have done this with cans behind a car…

I love the layered look when using cardstock, so I created a simple wedding bell cut file with 2 sizes of the bell. I used gray cardstock with a little sheen to it to create the back layer of the bell.
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Her wedding colors are pool blue and ivory, so I chose a polka dot pool blue color (close enough to her colors) for the top layer of the bell.

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I actually used a glue stick to put the 2 layers of the bell together. I was afraid if I used craft glue it would buckle, and I didn’t have enough adhesive tape to get through the project. Note to self: order more permanent adhesive tape!

 

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The top of the bell was simply made by using the leftover gray scraps from the back layer of the bell. I cut with a guillotine to get them perfect. These strips will just sit at the top of the bell so I can string ribbon through to hang the banner.

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I had some dots already cut.. and I thought it would be cute to use them to create the ringy-dingy-thingy. They gave the bell some depth between the two layers.

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I connected the ringy-dingy-thingy between the two layers and attached the tab at the top.

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The front of the tab was also placed between the two layers. The back was just glued directly to the bell. I only used a dot of craft glue on each side.

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I used my Silver Bullet to cut the letters out of the same gray cardstock. The font I chose was a little thin, so I ended up using the glue stick again to attach the letters to the bell.
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I made 12 bells (I love even numbers!), but I only needed 11. The cardstock would have been wasted anyway, so I decided to use the extra bell to make a scrapbook page for her wedding book. I also used the cardstock leftover from the letter cutouts, which looked so adorable on the scrapbook page.

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