Post # 1
Hi Bees’! I have a question about STDs (Save the Dates). I plan on doing magnets, but I also want to include the hotel information so that they can book their room. I was thinking of using a 5×7 flat card, writing something about the hotel and our website and using a glue dot to stick the magnet on the card. Has anyone used this format before? Or has anyone seen STDs this way?
Post # 3
There was another bee who did magnets attached to a flat card, and they were really cute. I have also seen cards printed double-sided, with hotel information on the back side.
Post # 4
Make sure you use reusable (not permanant) glue dots! Otherwise the magnet will never come off! Made this mistake with something esle just by grabbing the wrong box off my table. Ug, it was a mess.
Post # 5
i ended up doing magnets attached to a flat card for my save the dates, with reusable glue dots as sweeney suggested. you can see it here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dino-stampstds-update
not everyone realized that it was a magnet though! that was a little weird.
Post # 6
I put our website on the Save the Dates, and all of our hotel info was on the website. This was good because we ended up having to add hotels so we are able to keep it up to date for people.
Post # 7
I just finished doing my STDs–only have to address them and stamp them–and I did them this way. I used a regular size sheet of paper to print the hotel information and our website on and then cut it into 4 pieces. This worked out well because some printers have problems printing on small pieces of paper. My magnets are the little business sized ones so a quarter page was big enough. They came out looking so good and everyone who has seen them was really impressed. Also, I saw some post on here about a message that someone wrote on the paper so that people knew they were magnets. I’m sure you could find it if you search.
Post # 8
I just got my save the dates online from Pioneer Color. They offer inserts for the save the date magnets that you can have printed up with hotel information. I figure the invites could just use the magnet to attach the insert to the fridge. Here’s the links…
I just ordered magnets… they came out really nice and are of really good qaulity.
Post # 9
We also did magnets. I went to Michael’s and got clear photo corners for scrapbooking along with a "save this date" stamp, black ink and a box of assorted cards. I didn’t care that the cards were not going to match my wedding invites, that wasn’t the important thing to me. I stamped the upper half of the card with the "save this date" and then put a photo corner on opposite ends (upper left and lower right) of the magnet and then stuck it on the bottom. I wrote a little note in each card and then had printed out hotel and all kinds of other information on a different sheet of paper, which I just folded and put in the card.
Post # 10
Just did STDs with stuff printed on both sides, and a magnet attached to one side. We used Scotch Clear Mounting Squares (removable). I think I bought them at Target. I tested a magent on a spare piece of the cardstock (same texture/material as the STDs, but it was a blank piece used to protect them before use). I tried removing the magnet after a few days, and it came off perfectly.
BTW, I showed the STDs to FBIL and his GF and they didn’t immediately realize it was a magnet. However, I asked three people (so far) who just received them, and all knew they were magnets. Hopefully most people will figure it out!
Post # 11
Rebecca – the pictures in your post were so big I could only see the corner of them I wanna see them sometime they look fantastic!
Post # 12
We printed our hotel information and website address on a regular page of cardstock with 4 per page. We printed the magnets with our website address and wedding date on photo paper which we then stuck to magnetic backing sheets. We cut slits for the 4 corners of the magnets in the cardstock and inserted them. Everyone figured out that they were magnets.