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DIY Save the Dates-- TONS OF PICTURES!

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#41 SweetheartAggie

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    Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

    These are awesome!!! Def can be used for a "Rustic Chic" wedding theme!!! :) I may steal this idea!!! :)

    #42 Tonia Bruyns

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      Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

      Just wondering if you had the template still for the envelopes and stamps that you used? I Love these and I've been wracking my brain for a way to send magnets along with a paper that has some pertinent information on it! my email is toniabruyns@gmail.com any help would be awesome!!!!

      #43 newlyengaged13

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      Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

      These are very nice.  How much did the entire thing cost you for all of the materials?  


      How many did you make?

      #44 Backy

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      Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

      Originally Posted by ellie0717 

      I posted this in "DIY" yesterday but thought I'd share it here as well...


      We mailed our Save the Dates two nights ago and we're LOVING all the calls, emails and texts from our family and friends already!


      Here is a picture of the finished Save the Date before it was put in the envelope. They are magnets inside of a Kraft paper travel stamp Jacket tied with Bakers Twine and finished with a tag with our monogram on it. They were then placed in white envelopes with a Kraft Paper, wrap around address label.

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      No Bridal Sweatshop is complete with a couple of these in the afternoon (11 am but who's counting)

      The afternoon (11 am) started out with a little of this...


      I stole the stamps from a template I got from a bride on here. I am so sorry I had her name saved so I could give her credit but I can't find it right now. However, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I changed the wording on the stamps around a little, then I used Picnik to create the Jackets. It took quite a bit of trial and error to get them to be the right size once cut down. I'm sure that there would have been a better way to do this but Picnik was my only resource. Oh how I love it!!! When I showed my fiance the mock up I'd made there were a bunch of markings in the inside that were for me to know lengths and widths and he got the idea to make a compass with longitudinal and latitudinal lines. I think it ended up super cute.

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      Below is the picnik picture of the cover:


      Above is the inside of the jacket with the cut lines. I made this in picnik as well and the printed it, drew the cut lines on it, scanned it and then reprinted it. Again, I'm sure there would have been an easier way to do that but that's what I came up with.


      Our Monogram was made by an etsy seller : Price5.jpg


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      We used paper cutters and a martha stewart folding bone to "shape" the jackets.

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      I bought the envelopes from a wonderful amazon seller.

      The address labels were from Kraft Outlet and I used a Martha Stewart template. After they were cut out I added the lace detail with a puncher from Michaels.


      I stamped the back of the jackets with a stamp I bought at Michaels for $1.00. The white ink was around $7.00 though.


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      The Bakers Twine was also an Amazon find.


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      Lastly are the magnets. I once again used picnik to create the layout, added pictures and put text and shapes in to make the "tag" then I saved the file and uploaded it to VistaPrint. I bought 100 magnets at 50% off so I spent around $60.00 for all of them. It ended up to be a huge savings than if I'd ordered them from another magnet store.

      final magnet.jpg


      This project was a labor of love but as I've stated in another post, I just LOVE that by doing a destination wedding I have so much extra time to work on these projects. I love the way they turned out and a HUGE thank you to all of you on this forum. I come here for inspiration all the time and get soooo much of it, it's almost overwhelming. Please let me know if you have any questions, I hope I can inspire another bride the way that so many of you have inspired me!



      awesome! thank you so much for sharing.

      #45 Sugui21

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        Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:04 PM


        #46 kmk2016

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        Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

        These are some of the most unique and beautiful ones I have seen. I've already completed mine- but I may use this as inspiration to do a thank you card in a similar way. Gorgeous!!

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        #47 jayejayelynn

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        Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

        love these, great job!

        #48 hyoungquist

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        Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:42 AM

        These are amazing!

        #49 FutureMrsSam

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        Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

        Love it!

        #50 nanacy

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          Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:30 PM

          you did a great job.Your save the date is looking very nice.I also purchase my faboulous wedding invitations online.And,i like it designs very much.

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