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 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.
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 ;)
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.