DIY Wedding Card: Dress & Tux Trifold {+ Printable}

My husband and I had a couple of weddings to go to over the last few months, and I had a TON of fun putting together little gifts for the couples beforehand! Today I’m going to share with you the simple DIY wedding card I made for each of them.

homemade wedding dress & tuxedo tri-fold wedding card

We had looked around at store-bought cards, but I wasn’t finding anything that I absolutely loved. Then I saw a picture of an awesome card while browsing around on Pinterest and knew that’s what I wanted to do! It’s cute, classy, and looked easy enough to figure out how to make. Perfect!

DIY Wedding Card – Dress & Tux Trifold

I started with a 12″ square of thick black scrapbook paper for the base and ended up with a 5″ tall card that is just under 6″ across. You can modify the dimensions if you want, but these directions (and the template below) will get you a 5″ x 5-3/4″ finished, folded card.

Equipment

  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • DIY wedding card template (download below)

Materials

  • black card stock for card, jacket, tie, and buttons
  • white card stock for dress
  • white card stock for shirt and inside writing area
  • white ribbon

Instructions

First, you’ll need a template for the dress and tux shapes. If you don’t want to figure them out on your own, I’ve provided an actual-size template that you can download below. 🙂

wedding dress and tuxedo wedding card printable template

Start with your black card stock. Cut a strip that is 12″ x 5″. If your paper has a specific “back” and “front”, put the strip “back” side down as if you have opened up the card.

Fold the right side of the card over at 4″ from the right edge. Then fold the left side of the card over at 2 1/4″ from the left edge.

DIY Wedding Card

Next, cut out the dress shape from a piece of pretty, white card stock. The paper I used had a bit of a shiny design on it and I love it!

If you want to embellish the dress a bit, wrap a tiny bit of white ribbon around the waist, and maybe even add a bow. Glue the ribbon onto the back of the dress to hold it on.

DIY Wedding Card

Then glue the dress onto the left edge of the card, half on the card and half hanging off.

DIY Wedding Card
From the back

I used the binder clip to hold the bow etc. on while the glue was drying. Once the glue is dry, you can trim the black paper right up to the edges of the dress.

DIY Wedding Card

Now it’s time to work on the tux. Cut out the shirt piece from a piece of white card stock, and cut out the jacket and tie pieces from black card stock. You will also want two tiny black circles for buttons (I used a small hole punch for this part).

Place the jacket on top of the shirt and glue it down. Add the tie and buttons and glue them down as well.

DIY Wedding Card

Close the card, right side first, then close the left/dress side over the right.

You’re going to glue the tux down onto the right flap of the card. With the card closed, figure out where you want the tux so it doesn’t interfere with the dress, then glue it down.

DIY Wedding Card

I printed out the word “Congratulations!” onto a shiny piece of card stock, cut it down to size, and glued it to the inside of the card to give us a place to write a few things and sign our names.

DIY Wedding Card

And once the glue is dry everywhere, you’re done!

DIY Wedding Card

Do you make your own cards for birthdays, weddings, holidays, etc.? This is the first card I’ve ever made! (Well, besides the thousands of cards I made out of construction paper for my parents when I was like 5… :-p)

There are TONS of great cards out there nowadays, but I had a ton of fun making this DIY wedding card, so now I might be hooked!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Cheryl Faubert says

    11 months ago

    I love this and would love to make this card but i cant download the pattern can you help me please

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      11 months ago

      Ah, sorry! The link was broken, but I just fixed it so you should see a “Download” button now, and hopefully that will work. Let me know if you’re still having issues!

  2. Dana Repp says

    5 years ago

    Absolutely LOVE this card idea. Thanks for sharing, it’s simple and beautiful.

  3. Ljubica Janković says

    5 years ago

    Dear Jessi,

    I search the internet when I need an idea for a greetings card. This month, for the first time in my long life, it happens that I need an idea for a wedding card. I visited the site of the picture you mention. I visited some other similar ones in search for the instructions for this type of card. I find your instructions the most complete. But… You are a magician, and I am not. You take a 12” x 5” card, you fold it over at 4” from the right edge and at 2 1/4 from the left edge, and you get a 5” x 6” greetings card. I can’t. Mine is 5” x 53/4”! We don’t use inches over here, but I was lucky to find a ruler with both centimetres and inches in a shop. What am I doing wrong? Best wishes.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      5 years ago

      Glad the instructions were helpful! I was just estimating the size of the finished card so that you could be sure to get the right size envelope for it. But you are right, the final card will be 5-3/4″ wide.

  4. lisa says

    6 years ago

    love it!
    the bride and groom loved and im the favourite 🙂

  5. Sherronne Battle says

    6 years ago

    I’ve made two of these and they’ve turned wonderfully! What size envelope did you use for your card? I used a 5 x 7 envelope but it seemed too big.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      I used a 5×7 envelope as well; it was a little big but it seemed simpler than making a custom-sized envelope!

  6. lanie ockhuizen says

    6 years ago

    Hi Jessi, thanks for the tips you provide wtih the card. I want to find out what glue do you use for this cards?

  7. Laura says

    7 years ago

    I have just made this card and it was so fun and easy. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m very happy with my results, and I know the Bride and Groom will be thrilled with it.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      7 years ago

      Oh good, I’m so glad to hear it turned out well! Thanks for letting me know!

  8. Tammy W says

    7 years ago

    Thank you so much for the instructions and pictures for this card. I was looking for a cute wedding card and this is perfect!!!

  9. Alessandra says

    8 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing thais fantastic idea! It’s so adorable! I did it for my friends wedding and I guess there was no other card like this. Although I have a German teaching blog (http://www.klassekunst.blogspot.ch) I shared your idea and linked back to your site. Thanks a lot and greetings from Switzerland! Alessandra

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      8 years ago

      So glad you liked it Alessandra! And thanks for sharing!

  10. Jane says

    9 years ago

    Love that u left specific directions

  11. Rita says

    9 years ago

    This is darling! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  12. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    9 years ago

    Wow – this looks so cute!! Love it. Thanks for posting this printable. Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  13. Katherines Corner says

    9 years ago

    love it!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  14. Christine says

    9 years ago

    JESSI!!!!!!! The cards are FABULOUS!!!!! WOW!! You are so kind for sharing this!! What a money saver!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

    • tammy bess says

      9 years ago

      thank you, this was easy to make, loved the turn out.

  15. Rita says

    9 years ago

    So cute! I am pinning this, thanks for sharing.

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