(Closed) DIY save the date cards …. creativity??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

start looking at examples of the theme you want and colors.  You want a tree and something vintage… try googling images of vintage artwork.  Or, you could even enlist your artsy family to help you out. 

You could also look through the galleries at the various wedding sites and see what they offer for inspiration.

Or, even just start playing around with various vinatage designs and trees.  Personally, some of my best work comes from me just playing around in my programs, goofing off. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, I’m semi-crafty, but not good with technology.  I wanted a DIY save the date but needed it to be cheap. I googled images and browsed wedding websites until I came up with a pretty good idea of what we wanted.  I then contacted a student at the college I attend who is majoring in graphic design.  He is much more savvy in the programs needed to easily create a STD.  I sat down with him and helped him design the card.  (I probably could have figured out the program but this saved quite a bit of stress.)  We are doing a fairly simple save the date

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We also decided to use the student to help us do our invitations!  We are paying .17cent each for the STDs!!!!!  It cost us more for postage.   Yes, we will have to do the assembly and address them but you can’t be that price!

 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

lol, mine are anything but simple, but it’s easily done.  you could also check out Etsy for ideas. 

I’ll see what I can come up with during my lunch and post something here as an idea.  🙂  (I left my laptop at home, but I’ve still got plenty of stuff on my work computer I can use… including photoshop!)

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I just started playing with google and google images.

I think I’m going to use old bathroom tiles from a salvage place. I’m going to print them on vintage looking paper and decoupage them to the title.

The tiles will not match, so everyone will get their unique tile.  We are having a pretty small wedding under 20 people (most are married), so the cost won’t be too much except for shipping since I would only be sending out about 12 Save the Dates

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

here’s what I tossed together just for fun.  probably not what you’re looking for, but all done in photoshop using free brushes downloaded off the web.

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