Feb 27, 2008

Save the Date's!

I am finally ready to show off our Save the Date's! We worked hard on these babies. I think 3 straight nights of scoring, cutting, folding, glueing, etc... Not counting the time that it took J to do the graphic design.

A few of the invites lined up...

The color above is a more accurate coloring, the paper is a gorgeous deep plum cardstock from Paper Zone. The symbols are our "logo" it's a T and J if you can't tell :) The ribbon also matches perfectly it's a plum with a light pink embroidered border. I cut and glued each one of those tabs!

The inside... The triangle to hold the card, yup, cut and glued each one of those too! It was hard to get them to stay in perfectly.


The front of the card. We used a picture from our engagement session.

The back of the card with the details. You can kind of see our logo embossed in the lower left corner. I got our embosser from Wilshire Graphic Press. Highly recommended! It looks funny in this small picture, but those are our doggies at our feet. We're holding their leashes.

You see the rectangles at the top? Those are magnets! Here they are taken off the card. I wanted to incorporate magnets but not have one of those big magnets with our faces on them. I am going to have to brag and say that I thought of this all by myself (to incorporate it into the design). Genius, I know ;)

Here's a close up of how the magnet looks like on the card. Since we put the design on both sides, the magnets just stuck to each other.

The magnets are DIY (actually all of this was DIY)... We bought a huge roll of thin magnet sheet that had a sticky side. J printed the design on the computer on cardstock and then we would place the design on the sticky side of the magnet sheet and hand cut each one out with an xacto knife. If you are going to do this, use an industrial and very sharp xacto. We had a "craft" xacto knife that we started out using, but the magnets are really hard to cut through. We ended up getting a really good one from the tool section at Home Depot! It was pricier than regular xacto's but it made the cutting so much easier. The magnets are meant to be a small enough reminder of our date and can be used alone or to hold the card up.

I don't have pictures of our envelopes, but we incorporated the back design onto the envelopes and then embossed with our logo.

So that's it! It was a labor of love but so worth it. I am in love with the finished product. The pictures don't really show how great they turned out, I wish I could show all of you what they look like in person!

Can I see your Save the Date's? Send me a picture or link if you have it! I love seeing everyone's Save the Date's because you can get so creative with them.

4 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I just stumbled upon your blog today. I can't wait to catch up on your archives.

    Your STDs are so fun and unique. I've posted the first draft of mine on my blog:

    http://with-this-ring-i-thee-obsess.blogspot.com/2008/02/talk-to-andy-re-stds.html

    I was having a hard time being stylish on a budget, so I went for witty instead. Let me know what you think.

    -tina

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  2. Hi Tina! Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you posted your Save the dates too... going to go check them out right now!

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  3. LOVE you STD's! I would have NEVER had guessed that they were DIY. Congrats!!

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  4. I updated my post about the save the dates which I created myself. Many of my guests are not savvy travelers so I included a little book with lots of travel details to help them navigate a trip to Jamaica for the first time.

    Thought I would share them with you and I'll be on the lookout for more plum goodies!

    http://anthonyandarickawedding.blogspot.com/search/label/INVITATIONS%2FSTATIONERY

    Aricka

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