- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
For many reasons!
One, many of you have problem seen my monogram, but in case you haven’t, here she is:
Well, I had that guy, turned into this guy (by this guy):
Well actually Chip made me 3 stamps, 1 inch diameter, 2 inch diameter, and 3 inch diameter. I’m using them for different embossing projects throughout the wedding. And here are some photos of my lovely embossing abilities (I need some practice, haha):
Can you tell that the beautiful gold stamp is raised? Well…it is, just trust me!
BUT THIS ISN’T ALL I HAVE TO BE EXCITED ABOUT!
After a long saga of deciding what to do for my Save-The-Date Cards, here are some crappy cell pics of the final products!!!
That skillfully blurred out return address stamp (that is done in the wrong shade of purple but it’s ok because this postcard is going to hang in my cubicle at work because we ended up with about 30 extra STDs) was made by this girl and here are the design and the lovely stamp itself (I realize the picture of the stamp is completely pointless, but I’m having fun, lol):
Now let me add a few comments to this already really long happy post:
- The font on the STD (the back of it) looks much better in real life then via a crappy cell phone pic, I promise
- If you’re going to use stamps of any kind, I TOTALLY recommend acrylic block stamps because you can see exactly where the stamp is going to end up.
- Though Allie (return address stamp) has some great designs, working with her kidn of sucked. She was nearly impossible to get in touch with and took FOREVER to send proofs even though all I wanted was to see the font changed. Chip was amazing and the stamps are actually a higher quality. If you are thinking of getting specific stamps, I totally recommend him.
For the 3 stamps it cost $22. Coinidentally I also spent $22 on all of the Save-The-Date Cards (hooray for vistaprint.com). My return address stamp cost $32 (wowza – what can I say, I fell in love with the design). And I’m not sure exactly how much I spent on embossing supplies (the heat tool, clear ink pad, powder, and an embossing buddy) but I know it wasn’t all that much – I got it all at Michael’s and used a 40% off on the heat tool!
Like I said, I’m a very happy DIY Bride today!