the save-the-date post

hi there! it's thursday again. how did that happen? i must say, i am a fan of short weeks.

since my life is increasingly being taken over by wedding plans, i figured i should fill you in. let's go back... to january or so. remember all the talk about the save-the-dates? they were designed, printed, and successfully sent out after christmas.

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i designed and printed them on my own computer and printer. i started out knowing that i wanted to include apple green, black and white, as they are the main wedding colors. i loved the idea of black envelopes with penned white addresses, so we went with that. kraft paper added a nice rustic, casual tone to the cards.

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i liked the thought of including a magnet, but wasn't sure where to start. i've seen some terribly tacky magnets around, let me tell ya. i ended up having one of our engagement photos printed on business cards. i'd had the idea when we were having our shoot, to have a little fun with sidewalk chalk. at that point, i didn't have an idea for the save the dates, but it ended up being a perfect way to incorporate the photo. (thanks naomi & alan!)

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i purchased sticky magnets from office depot and went to town. at the last minute, i used a border punch to create motifs from the kraft scraps. i glued them to the magnets to tie it all together. each magnet was placed in a translucent envelope, and tied to the card with apple green baker's twine. the black envelopes were stamped on the back corner with a white motif, coordinating with the white stamp on the card.

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i really do love how they turned out. this was quite a lengthy project-- i've never been so happy to dump a ton of envelopes in the mail!

kraft paper - french paper
outer enveopes - french paper
translucent coin envelopes - envelopes express
business card printing - zazzle
sticky magnets - office depot
baker's twine - divine twine
rubber stamp - michael's