- Mrs. Apple Cider
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009 - Banner Elk Winery & Blueberry Villa
I wish I could remember where I found this idea. I saw it on an amazing blog and lost the favorite link (if anyone sees it please share!). The version I saw was using vellum envelopes to enclose magnets and I loved them. I decided to create my own version. After months of designing, a few weeks ago we got to work.
Step 1: Creating a magnet Let me start by saying I am not the biggest magnet fan. I hate flimsy magnets (picky, I KNOW!). I like sturdy magnets and went on a hunt. I found a few versions, but finally found business card magnets that you DIY. It is easy really… you just create a business card and stick it to the magnet. I went through about 2 months of designing the magnet and finally settled on one. I headed to New Hampshire so Mr. Apple Cider could help with the project. On the coldest weekend of the year (-15 degrees), we holed ourselves up in the apartment and got to work.
We printed all of the images on white cardstock using a laser printer from Kinko’s. Then we got to cutting. After cutting 100, and then re-cutting and re-measuring (it had to be perfect), we were ready to stick them on the magnets.
Mr. Apple Cider using the scissors… I went for the paper cutter and X-acto
Once all of the magnets were complete, we put them in the vellum envelopes and decided that to seal them, we needed to do something creative. After 3 (YES 3) trips to Michaels, we decided on embossing them and picked a “copper” embossing powder. We picked a design that matched our Albermarle font and got to work.
this is me applying the stamp to the little envelopes
here I am applying the embossing powder to the wet stamp
Mr. Apple Cider did all of the embossing! He is a PRO
NEXT UP: Creating the envelopes and putting it all together!
Step 3: Creating our envelopes
We decided a few weeks before the project that we wanted to userecycled paper envelopes and bought them in brown kraft. Of course,being obsessed with design, I couldn’t just use a plain envelope so wedecided to stamp a similar flourish design on the outside of theenvelopes. The original plan was to emboss this flourish too, but afterseeing the lighter color stamp on the brown recycled paper we decidedit was more natural, more us, and more in line with our theme.
(envelopes with the embossing – the picture makes these look great but in person they were much better with just the stamp)
(envelopes without the embossing)Step 4: Putting it all together
I knew we couldn’t only send magnets, so we created a 4X6 card toinclude that listed our website, the location and details about bookinglodging early.
I decided not to add calligraphy to the envelopes (my roommate andbridesman kept reminding me “it is ONLY the save-the-date”) so I justprinted them and used a traditional heart stamp.
I think the complete package came out nicely.
And then I mailed them!!!
I am realizing now there is A LOT of brown here. I have to colorthings up a bit. That’s a good thing to remember for the invitations!