Post # 1
We designed our own Save the Date postcard size announcements and magnets. On the back of the Save the Date we have our wedding website info and the password for it.
We had both pieces printed at VistaPrint and are using the basic white envelopes that came with our announcements. We mailed the first few with the magnet loose in the envelope. My mom mentioned that the post office mangled the envelope on hers. I suspect the magnet was moving around in the envelope and caught on the postal sorting equiptment. I’d also like to make sure the magnet covers the website info/password.
All of the envelopes are addressed and the contents were ready to go until we got the brilliant idea to just add a bit of adhesive to the Save the Date magnets to make them stay put and also cover the password.
My fiance suggested rubber cement and off we went adding little dabs of rubber cement to the magnets. This is where the idea became less brilliant. As the magnets dried they developed a circular raised spot on the front from where the rubber cement seemed to interact with the magnets. We realized this after we had adhered all of them and went back to the first one we tried as a sample. Sure enough, it has the same issue. D’oh!
So…lesson learned, magnets+rubber cement=a very bad idea.
Did you adhere your magnets to announcements? Do you have any other suggestions of adhesives to try or other ways to attach the magnets? I considered photo corners but worried people might not know to pull the magnets off of the cards and might never see the website info.
Thanks in advance for any tips or ideas!
Post # 3
if you go to any office supply store you can get adhesive magnets either in a business card size or in a roll. They are easily trimmed and have a super sticky adhesive already on them! I sent out business card save the dates and the magnest were perfect! They are also thinner than the ones on a roll if that makes a difference. Good luck!
Post # 4
I bought my save the date magnets from Vistaprint also.
We used "Glue Dots" from Michaels… they are just that tacky sticky stuff that is used to adhere credit cards and magnets to paper by professional companies… They look great and did not interact with the magnets. We just used 2 dots per magnet, so we only needed 1 package of 100…
One tip on how to use the glue dots— Position the dot (while still on the roll) where you want it on the magnet or card you are sticking it to… then RUB the back of the paper roll to give it pressure to stick to the other surface… then lift the roll (with the other dots) and ta-da!
Post # 5
we used 2 photocorners on each magnet. I thought with 2 instead of 4 they are easier to pull off and people would notice they are supposed to. it actually went pretty fast once we figured out that it was easier to put the corners on the magnet, then stick them on the backing, rather than putting the corners on by themselves. they held great.
Post # 6
Mikala – Thanks so much for posting this! I am doing magnets too and was planning on using rubber cement. Thanks for saving me the trouble! I think I’ll do the glue dots babagrlshell suggested.
Post # 7
Thanks for the tips! After reading them we bought some removable Glue Dots today and they worked really well.
Post # 8
I’m glad the glue dots worked!!!