My DIY Wedding Save the Date Cards




engagement session photo by Luna Photo  

I can’t believe our wedding is almost four months away! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the wedding craft projects I’ve been working on so I’m going to share them all in the next few months…starting with my save the date cards! I printed them through Zazzle, which has hundreds of beautiful designs to choose from. The crafty side of me wanted to add a personalized touch though. I wanted to incorporate our initials in the design while also adding some dimension, which is how I came up with the idea of attaching little heart-shaped embellishments. What do you guys think? 

 
I need to send a special shout-out to our incredibly talented wedding photographer Paula from Luna Photo who captured the beautiful photo on the card. She took us to some beautiful locations in San Diego and made the entire shoot feel so comfortable...and fun! Tony and I have been together for many, many years so we probably have hundreds of pictures together, but Paula captured some of my favorite photos of all time. Her blog is filled with breathtaking pictures...see for yourself! This engagement session is my personal favorite. We can’t wait for her to capture our wedding day and I’ll be sure to share them with you as well!  



 engagement session photo by Luna Photo

Materials:
• Save the Date invitations (see all of their designs here)
• Twine
• Sheet of the couple’s initials printed on cardstock paper (I created my template in Photoshop, but you can also use Word or even Excel)
• Heart hole punch
• Scissors
• Glue gun
 
Steps:
• Wrap some twine around the card and knot it to secure. Make sure the knot faces the front of the card (we will cover it with the heart).
• Punch out your heart-shaped initials from the cardstock paper. Hold the hole puncher upside down so you can see what you are punching.

• Attach the heart to the twine using a very small amount of hot glue.






A very special thank you to Zazzle for my beautiful save the date cards and our wedding photographer Luna Photo for our engagement session photos!

 

13 comments:

  1. Adorable Natalie.

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  2. So cute, I'm so dense DUH!!. Tried to figure out the significance of 10, maybe you've been together 10 years, etc., etc. then I realized it was T & N. Ok, time to put the glasses on.

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    1. That's hilarious Lyn!! I totally seen the "10" now! Haha

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  3. So beautiful! That's a great idea. My best friend recently got married a few weeks ago and she wrote every single guest an individual letter on their programs! It was a huge accomplishment. These look like a more realistic endeavor!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I did about 200 of these...a great project to do in front of the tv :)

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  4. Love this!!!!
    Love from Italy
    Irene

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  5. These are beautiful :) I'm planning on doing something similar with my wedding invitations - printing through Minted and then adding a love bird charm with some twine. Thanks for sharing inspiration!

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    1. Love that idea! Working on my wedding invites too :)

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  6. We have the same wedding date <3
    I'm going to post my crafty Save the Dates soon as well :)
    Cheers,
    Anni
    bastelbazooka.blogspot.com

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    1. No way! I have to check them out!! :)

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  7. Me parece magnifico, muy buena idea!

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  8. I agree, the photograph by Paula is very beautiful and it makes your invitation cards more personalized and unique. The final version of the card looks really cute and romantic. Something that you will be treasuring for the rest of your life. Natalie, I think you have an amazing creativity, so don’t stop, keep creating and sharing.

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