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Woodland inspired luggage tag ‘save the dates’

Charlie / 23 January 2012

rustic woodland luggage tag save the dates

Today it’s more handmade loveliness from a lovely bride-to-be and another fab idea for creating ‘save the dates’.  These ‘save the date’ luggage tags were made by Tara and her husband-to-be Ben who run a vintage restoration business called Elegantly Wasted Vintage.  They are getting married in December and are going for a woodland Edwardian feel for their wedding.

Tara was happy to share the details of how she made them and where she got her supplies…  The ‘save the dates’ were easy to make – although all the furious typing on the old typewriter gave me very sore wrists – I don’t know how my mum, who was a secretary in the 1970s, did it!  The whole lot cost about £15 to make 50.  I used letter stamp blocks from Dunelm Mill and cost £2, the tags were £2 for 50 from Ebay, the twine was £3 from Nutscene, and I ordered the stag stamp online from stampsdirect for £7.  I trimmed the paper with the details using scalloped edged scissors.

rustic woodland luggage tag save the dates

This is such a great and so so simple idea to recreate and tweak to fit your wedding.  There are endlessly beautiful stamps out there, both for letters and images, like the stag Tara and Ben chose.  If you don’t have a typewriter (or strong wrists like Tara’s mum!) then there are typewriter style fonts you can download for free from website like DaFont.

I think this must be one of the most cost effective ways to send ‘save the dates‘ if you are looking to make them yourselves.  Tara and Ben are about to embark on making their invitations – fingers-crossed we might get a look at them too when they’re finished.

Comments

Stamps Direct on 21. November, 2012

Hello Charlie, Great article! Nice use of the stag stamp – we’re going to share the article on Twitter.
thanks!
Stamps Direct

Michelle on 31. January, 2013

Hi to all,

is it possible to tell me whre i can get the writing “save the date ” ? i love it and i would like to use it for my wedding.

many thanks
Michelle from germany :)

Charlie

CharlieB on 31. January, 2013

Hi Michelle, unfortunately I think that the letters for ‘save the date’ were in fact stamps and not a font. I would recommend having a look on Dafont http://www.dafont.com/ for something similar – I’m sure I have seen similar style fonts before, so just have a good search around. Best wishes, Charlie xXx

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Woodland Creatures in Wedding Decor | Afloral.com Wedding Blog on 5. February, 2014

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