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Has anyone DIY’d save-the-date magnets? Right now, I’m debating printing them out on magnet sheets or paying for them at Vistapring. Any advice, products I should check out, etc? I don’t plan on doing anything fancy, no photos or crazy colors.
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I actually designed my own STD magnets using Photoshop and had them printed through Staples online copy & print shop. I uploaded my design and ordered business card sized magnets. I was able to fit our names, date, location, and wedding website on the magnet and have room for a graphic. It worked out great.
You just select the "solid white" magnet, delete the fill in info and upload your design and voila! I ordered 40 magnets for $19.99 for our 70 guests.
Post # 4
I did this. I ordered magnet paper online and designed the magnet in Microsoft Word. I’ve gotten loads of compliments.
I would definitely recommend using the magnet sheets. It saves you a step in the magnet making process. I think we got 25 8.5" x 11" sheets for $25. That made 100 STDs. When you feed them through the printer, only feed one sheet at a time. I think our printer would have had trouble if we’d tried to print them all at once.
I also used a cricut paper cutter to cut the magnet sheets and had no problems with trying to cut the magnet paper.
Best of luck!
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- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I used vistaprint for our magnets. If you sign up for their special deals you can get a REALLY great price. Here are our magnets:
Post # 7
I can’t wait to try out these ideas! Thanks bees!!
Post # 8
Thanks so much for the suggestions!
Post # 9
I’m thinking I am going to do mine through Vistaprint, they sure seem cheap enough and like they would come out well!
Post # 10
I second (or third) VistaPrint. I get my business cards from them, and agree that you get great deals if you sign up on their email list. I plan on doing our STD’s through them as well, cuz we’re also doing magnets. Still not sure how we’re going to send them though!
Post # 11
I DIY’d my save-the-date magnets at home with the magnet sheets and our injet printer. Now I wish I’d gone MissCamera’s route – I struggled with my printer quite a bit and ultimately I paid more!
Post # 12
Hi Bees, i was looking at paper magnet online and they have 8 mil, 12 mil and 15 mil..which one is better?
Post # 13
I bought the magnets for the backing at Staples: Business Card Magnets, 100/Pack
I used these cards: Avery® Glossy InkJet Photo-Quality Business Cards, Clean Edge, 2" x 3 1/2"1/2"
I saved SSSOOOOOO much $$ on doing these myself AND they were fun and easy to make.