Monday, January 3, 2011

Our Save the Date's

If you are familiar with my ETSY Shop then you know that I’ve been making my own stationery for a while now. When we got engaged….ok, really, before we got engaged, I knew that I would be taking on my own Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates and all things paper for the wedding.In keeping with my design aesthetic, I wanted to go with something simple. I really liked the way my very first Save the Date attempt came out so to get Christoph on board, I actually did a full set mock up (Save the Date, Wedding Invitation, RSVP Card and Info Card) with the design. Then I left it on the coffee table for a few days and then finally asked him what he thought. I figured if they became a part of his natural surroundings he might decide that he really liked them. It worked!The design is very clean, all text is lowercase and the shapes are basic. Just my style.

I did all of the work over the course of a month or so. I printed at home on my trusty Lexmark, I cut and glued all of the liners, Christoph did most of the return address stamping, the invites were cut at Kinko’s, the corner rounding was done at home and I fine-tuned my cursive hand writing to address the envelopes.

Material:
Teal Envelopes – Paper Source
Yellow Envelope Liner– Paper Source
Embossing Tool & Plates – Paper Source
White Pen – Paper Source
Invitation Paper – Crane Paper

I LOVE the way these turned out and the actual wedding invitations are EVEN better! I’m really excited about it.In a fun nostalgic moment, I actually mailed out the Save the Dates in my home town of Upland, CA on Thanksgiving Day! We were on our way to my brother’s for dinner. Unintentional Plus: The envelopes match my shirt dress!

PS: Today is the Six Month mark! We say our ‘I do’s’ in just six short months!

*First Photo By: Jessamyn Harris

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