When it came to save-the-date cards, I wanted something magnetic so our friends and family could display it on their refrigerator.
Mel and I decided on the final design by placing a variety of different options on our refrigerator. Having a visual really helped us determine which one we like the most.
- Print out text on white cardstock. I used MS Publisher to create the designs.
- Using a paper cutter, cut out each square.
- Print out date squares on yellow cardstock and cut.
- Cut out gray squares that are a little larger than the white squares. You will need 2 gray squares for each card.
- Using a small hole puncher (Michaels), punch two holes in each date square.
- Connect the squares by weaving string through the holes.
- Secure the string to the back of each gray square with tape.
- Adhere a magnet to the back of each gray square. I used adhesive business card magnets (Michaels), which I cut into six equal pieces.
- To give more dimension, use Scotch double-sided foam mounting tape (Michaels) to attach the white square to the gray square.
Worried that the cards might get tangled or the corners might get bent in the mail, I made small envelopes for each one.
- Using a paper cutter, cut an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of yellow velum (Michaels) into four pieces.
- Fold the velum so the card fits snug.
- To secure the velum cover, print a design on 3/4″ inch round labels (Staples). I drew the heart design and then scanned it onto the computer. A very simple DIY clipart.
I like how the velum gives you a sneak peek into what’s inside.
Each card fits into an invitation envelope (Office Depot). Although the envelope is a lot larger than the card, I already had a box of them in my office.