Post # 1
First post here, been lurking for a while and absorbing everything i can while i have time! We have been together for ten years this June, and engaged for four and a half. We have been secretly planning to announce to our family and friends at a special anniversary dinner that we have finally set the date for next June, our eleventh anniversary!
Anyhoo, heres my STDs – i combined a couple ideas i spotted around the place (thanks Martha Stewart!)
Start with some pretty clipart, recolour to match scheme, add text et voila!
I had to hand make the itty bitty envelopes coz APPARENTLY the awesome paper shops in the US don’t ship to Oz
Then i ordered some STD magnets from Vistaprint for the cost of shipping only (gots me a coupon code for free everything!)
And put them all together!
I have to add some more pics once i get them into the petalfold – just have to wait til noone is paying attention to keep this all hush hush! Stay tuned…
Post # 4
They’re awesome!! 🙂 You did a fantastic job with those envelopes!!
And it’s one of those things that suck about living in Oz… shipping from overseas sucks 🙁
Post # 5
Fabulous job!!! I can’t believe you handmade those envelopes!
Post # 6
OmG, you made those little envelopes yourself? Awesome!
For the magnet, I feel like it’s missing what they are Saving the Date for?
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
So pretty! I love the flowers.
Post # 8
I WAS going to go with Etsy for the envelopes, but noone had a colour close enough to Stardream Jupiter (the petalfolds from Cards and Pockets i bought).
I’m using Stardream Jupiter for invites pocketfolds and STD petalfolds, with cream puff inserts and antique gold mats, plus opal for envelopes (colours are red gold and ivory!).
I am keeping everything within the same colours, clipart, design, and style, which will hopefully be enough without too much info on the magnets. They felt too cluttered with anything more lol
oh and we are having a big dinner to celebrate our ten year anniversary where we will personally hand out these, so i hope that will be enough to jog ppls memories!
I will get the petalfolds up today, i made them, just didnt get chance to take pics 🙁
This secretive business is KILLING me! only 10 more weeks til i can share ARGH!
Post # 9
In the petalfolds…
I have closed them up with a gold heart seal and popped the ones to be posted in Opal envelopes – they look AWESOME! sorry, my boy doesnt get the whole paper obsession so i have to share with you ladies lol
Post # 11
and finally, in the beautiful, perfect, amazing envelopes!
Can you tell i LURVE them? i am just waiting on the addresses for the post invites, and i cant get them out til JUNE! how am i going to wait this long?!?!