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Bride & Groom Diorama

Stamped Cookie & Matching Card

Project designed by instructions provided courtesy of Jane Beard.


3 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock
Museum of Modern Rubber stamps:
- M-1030 blushing bride
- M-1032 dapper groom
- H-1066 something old
- F-796 crazy heart
- PF-140 floral swag
ink pads: black permanent & pale iridescents
watercolor paints or pencils, colored pencils
1 yard ribbon (optional)
craft knife
glue stick or double-stick tape
scoring tool
repositionable adhesive
craft sponge

Figure A

Figure B

Figure C

Figure D

Figure E

Figure F

Figure G

Figure H

Figure I

1. To make the card front: Cut a piece of card stock to 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" wide.

2. Mark a pair of vertical lines on the right and left edges 3/4 inch and 1-1/2 inch in from the edges. Score along these lines. Cut an opening 3-1/2 inches wide and 4-3/4 inches tall in the center (figure A).

3. For the card back: Make an exact size copy of the card front, but leave out the center opening.

4. For the center layer: Stamp the bride and groom separately on two pieces of card stock. Trim the groom close to the right edge of the design (figure B) and then straight across at the top and bottom. (These cut lines should fit within the horizontal bands of the front frame.) Leave about 3 inches of extra card stock to the left of the groom.

5. Trim the bride around the left edge (figure C), cut the top and bottom as on the groom, and leave about 3 inches to the right of the bride.

6. Decorate the card elements. Color all the pieces before assembling the card. Stamp the saying, "Something Old..." on the inside surface of the back. Embellish with heart and floral swag, and decorate the front (figure D). The card can also be personalized on the back surface. Color in the bride and groom using watercolors or watercolor pencils.

7. To assemble the pieces: Use repositionable adhesive to measure for the final fit on this step. The outer 3/4-inch tabs of the front and back (figure E) will glue together with the bride and groom pieces sandwiched between them. Set the bride and groom in place. Push the sides in to check the overlap on the bride and groom as they come together and to make sure enough space is revealed as they come apart. Once positioned correctly, mark the outer edges of the bride and groom pieces that hang out past the edge of the right and left tabs (figure F).

8. Take the card apart and trim the bride and groom pieces just a bit toward the inside along the traced line. Use permanent adhesive to attach the groom to the left back tab and the bride to the right back tab (figure G). Glue the left front tab in place (figure H). Push the outer tabs in so the card is in the flat, folded-up position, and glue the remaining tab in place (figure I).

9. Optional: Punch a small hole in the center of each side tab and tie a small piece of ribbon through each hole.


Stamp designed by JK Beard / Museum of Modern Rubber.
Licensed by Sweet Stampen