Thursday, November 20, 2008

DIY Thursday Welcomes:

I'm thrilled to share my Save the Date cards with you. They're fairly simple to create
 if you have all the right tools. I've listed some of my favorite tools for the job:
2 pieces of Circle Cardstock
Square envelopes
1 inch photo
1 brad
White Glue
Ink Pad
Rubber Stamp
Exacto Knife
Paper Awl

Use a rubber stamps to personalize one of the paper circles. You can use stamps like the orchid and the save the date. The orchid rubber stamps are great because they match the rest of the Tamarindo wedding stationery, and then the stamp can be used for favors, guest bags, etc. After your decorating is done, cut out a square window (or use a square scrapbooking punch for the job). I also used a round punch to take a small bite out, so it would be easier to spin the back circle.

With the paper awl, punch through both circles and insert your brad. Using your cut out window as a guide, lightly pencil in where you'll add your picture and text. Undo the brad and set aside the top circle. Add your message in parts. Mine said “Melissa and Chad”… “are getting married”… “June 8th”… “Camarillo, CA” and glue in your picture. Reattach the pieces and you have it! A very fun save the date card.
For a bit of extra charm, you can also stamp

Thank you so much to Melissa for guest blogging with us today! She is very talented and her invitations are simply fabulous! We hope to hear more DIY from her in the future!! Please check out her website as she is truly amazing! Also check out her blog too!!!
Thank you Melissa!!!


Melissa said...

Thanks so much for inviting me! I love your blog, you do great work!

An Atlanta Bride said...

Sooo unique!