Natalie’s save the dates


I’ve been watching your save the date series and thought I would try to submit mine even though I might be a little late, but I just finished printing these yesterday!

Our wedding is going to be cozy/casual with lots of green and wooden elements. I’m a graphic designer who is fortunate enough to work in a studio that also has a C+P letterpress, so I designed and printed these save the date postcards for our wedding.

We wanted to give our visitors a taste of the wooden elements to come with the wood grain, and I went a step further with it by drawing a heart with our initials in it as if it were carved into the wood. We also came up with the idea of using the “tying the knot” wording to have fun with some wood puns (we’ll probably doing things like, “Wood you join us at our wedding?” for our invitation). All of the bold type on the front and back of the card is hand drawn (it took forever), and the first side of the postcard is a darker cream color while the other side is a lighter cream color.

[images from Natalie]

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Save the date submissions

Wow, I am so thrilled with the response to the save the date series…never did I think so many people would submit, and are STILL submitting! Since I’ve still got a bunch to show, lets do one more week, and then move on to something else, does that work for everyone? If you’ve got STD’s you want to share, email them to me by this upcoming TUESDAY at the latest, and include ALL the information you want to share.

And for those of you asking about the 2nd Annual Holiday Card Swap….information is coming soon….:)

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Theresa’s save the date



Not sure how original our save the dates are, but I figured I’d send them your way nonetheless. We took the photo at a booth in Ocean City, MD and found a seller on etsy (The Pettis Collection) to print them, put them on magnets and laminate them. Overall, they were really inexpensive (barely over $100 for 120!). I’m thrilled with the outcome.

[images from Theresa]

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Valerie’s save the date


We created the photostrip using Photoshop. We bought the wooden letters and took the various pictures of ourselves in color. We were even able to include our dog in one of the pictures. We used photoshop to add color to the letters and sign. We then used photo corners to mount the strip on sheets of cardstock. Hotel and travel information was then printed on the back of each strip.

[image from Valerie]

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Jessa’s save the date

Today’s all about the infamous photostrip save the date!!

Thanks for all the wedding inspiration. Even though I got married in August I’m still a regular reader!
Thought I would share our simple and homemade save-the-date (attached). We used the photobooth application on our Mac and funked it up with photoshop. Take a peak – wedding slideshow: here. More photos from the wedding: here.

[image from Jessa]

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