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Our DIY STD Postcards + Magnets with photos, FREE from Vistaprint!!


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#1 JoanneIreland

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    Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:13 AM

    We are sending our guests a Save The Date postcard with detailed wedding information on the back, along with a reminder STD magnet they can keep on their fridge, all courtesy of Vistaprint for free!

    The idea for the 3 pictures to display the date was gotten from another bride on this website (jmb0902/joann – thank you so much for the fab idea!) This forum is awesome and I would be lost without it. After a snow storm we just took our camera and tripod to a local park and bought an empty large photo frame with us and afterwards added in the dates.

     

    This is the Magnet :

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    We then enclosed a postcard, this is the front :

    Front STD Postcard.jpg

     

     

    And this is the back of the postcard :

    Back STD Postcard.jpg

     

     

    We purchased pink metalic A2 envelopes from Finished STDs.jpg

     

    Not bad for having to pay just for envelopes and involving very little time and effort!

    Attached is the template we used for the magnet.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    #2 alysam4785

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      Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

      these are very cute!



      #3 shan0487

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      Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:03 AM

      those are super cute! you did a great job! did you get an email for free postcards from vistaprint?  they only usually send me 25% off.



      #4 JoanneIreland

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        Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:23 AM

        Yes, I registered with Vistaprint and I get emails almost every day, so I just wait for the best ones and place multiple orders at the same time. To create the STD's I got 100 free postcards, 10 free large magnets per order (got 70 total), free uploads (if you upload your own images you have to pay, I think it's usually $4.99 per image), and 140 return address labels all for free.

         

        I've ordered a ton of other stuff from them too besides the STD's, including totes to use as OOT bags, T-shirts, pens, notebooks, sticky pads, welcome cards, etc ...........



        #5 shan0487

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        Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:58 AM

        wow thats awesome! I never get those type of emails! hopefully they start coming! :)



        #6 skp1

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          Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:12 PM

          These are great!  Love the 3 photo idea and how you made it B&W except for the hats and flowers.  Is that something you did in photoshop before sending to Vistaprint?  I'd love to know how to do it.


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          #7 JoanneIreland

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            Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

            Hi Steph, yes I edited the pictures before uploading to Vistaprint. Did this using Picnik (www.picnik.com) ..... Love love love that site! So you can make any photo B&W and then just zoom in and change certain pieces back to color. This is just one of many photo editing tricks you can do on Picnik. I signed up for a yearly account, think it was $25, but you can sign up for just a month, or you can get a basic account for free. Not sure if you get this feature with the free basic account though. Good luck!



            #8 snanderson

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              Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

              Very nice!


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              #9 JoanneIreland

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                Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

                Thanks Snanderson!



                #10 X-Chan

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                  Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:18 PM

                  The postcard and magnet look great and that envelope is SEXY! Love it!






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