- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
My Save the Dates are the first completed DIY project and I guess it was only 1/2 DIY but I love them anyways! Check out the pictures and directions/resources I used below.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Final Product! 🙂
Showing off the Shine & Gitterly paper
Mark You Calander Cards – Insert went with Save the Date
I 100% designed the save the date in terms of the words and fonts. I did it in photoshop so I have no shareable template unless you have photoshop. I downloaded all fonts from Dafonts.com and had not issues. I ordered the shinny navy blue paper from paperandmore.com it was about $30-40 for 100 sheets.
I originally thought I could print on it myself but couldn’t due to the darkness, none of the light colors showed up correctly. I than started to look into letterpress print shops to get them printed. I found an AMAZING shop in Providence, RI where I live but they may work with people out of state, their name is dwri letterpress. They allowed me to bring my own design lot of places had an issue with this and my own paper since I already had it. After looking at different print options I decide on hot foil press to get that shine, pictures don’t do it justice. There is a flat cost to getting the plate used in pressing created but it wasn’t crazy and the total cost was well under $3.00 per including envelopes.
The envelops I had purchased from paperandmore as well but they only came in packs of 50 and I only needed 80 so I had a lot left over which was good because I used a stamp for the return address label and there were more mistakes than I would have thought. I think the shinny/smoothness caused this. The silver plates that had the address were from Staples in the Martha Stewart area they were about $5 a pack and I only used 2 packs I think. I printed them at home on a normal ink jet printer. I first I had MAJOR issues, the printer kept picking up the normal white paper under it and would print ½ of on the labels and ½ on the white paper. I finally taped the white paper together on all 4 sides so they labels had something to sit up on to get into the feeder but since they were together it didn’t get pulled in. Printed like a charm after that!
I did have a return address stamp which I didn’t post but it was super cute! Used a sliver ink pad and put it on the back of the envelope. I got a groupon for vistaprint and was able to get two stamps super cheap! Typically they are $30 – $40. I have seen this groupon a few times.
The Mark your calendar cards were something I saw online that I just had to do even though no one has paper calendars any more. Friends have said they went out and bought a small one just to put the sticker there! The cards I simply printed from my personal computer on a shinny silver text paper I got from paperandmore that I was using for another project. The little pictures that are actually mini stickers were printed from Printstagram for under $20 for 200 or so! I emailed them and they were amazing to work with because for whatever reason my instagram wasn’t connecting correctly, I would suggest just emailing directing if you only have 1 or 2 pictures you want in the stickers.
Last part! The two ½ bursts on the top and bottom are actually part of our wedding monogram that we are going to reveal in the invitation! It’s a full burst with our initials in the middle. Nmiphotocreations a seller on etsy designed the burst for me for under $20! Some was great to work with as well and super reasonable in pricing some people were asking a couple $100!!!
Hope that covers everything!