Here goes with the first of my ‘do it yourself’ guides from our wedding – lots of detail, I know, but this is for anyone wishing to recreate elements themselves.
*Please note that my ‘how to’ guide is for individual, private use, and not to be used for distribution or resale. Many thanks.*
Would love to know what you think and if there’s anything else you want details of.
Our ‘save the dates’ were envelope-less and quite tiny. I saw this fantastic idea and thought it was brilliant (some people are so talented!) – so I set about making my own version.
We used 100% recycled brown card from a wonderful website called eco-craft (we bought almost all our paper and card for wedding projects from here) – I love that this brown card is called ‘Hairy Manilla’ – very un-weddingy!
I created the design on Microsoft Word – fitting three ‘save the dates’ to one piece of landscape A4 (I’ll include full details of fonts used at the bottom of the post for anyone interested).
I wanted something simple and quite rustic looking, so we just went for text and a tiny image, similar to the cow parsley that lines the hedges in May at the time of our wedding.
It took a bit of fiddling about and printing off copies to get the text in the right place for where we wanted the folds. The card is scored in two places, making three parts, and then sealed at the back (hence no need for an envelope).
After printing the ‘save the dates’, I used my trusty guillotine (couldn’t have got through many a moment without it – essential kit for anyone planning on making paper items for their wedding) to slice them into three. Next I faintly drew on pencil lines for where the folds would be, then used the blade on my scissors to gently score a fold.