Save the Date- Handmade Post Card

I Knew exactly what i wanted my save the dates to look like. The only problem was, everything was so expensive. So i thought to myself…i could make that. It was a very long process, but the end result turned out well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll you need to start is some brown packaging paper and a bit of imagination.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing a picture, trace out as many as you need. Then spend hours cutting them out! Thankfully Brandon helped me a lot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought a post card stamp from Hobby Lobby and a large ink pad. Which i’m sure i will use for more than just this project.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the difficult things was getting the stamp level on the paper. but the good news is, if you mess up on one side, just turn it over and try again!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI found this handy Invitation stamp kit by Martha Stewart. The post card gave me very little room for text, so i had to be creative.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next, i firmly pressed a small ink pad on the text.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOk, this is probably the trickiest part. Trying to get the text in the little space on the post card. I messed up so many before i found my rhythm. I used a glass jar as a rolling pin. It was the best way to get all the words evenly on the paper.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhew, the hardest part is over.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow glue your picture on the blank side of the post card. Make sure you use a permanent glue. I printed several different pictures from our engagement shoot because i couldn’t decide on just one!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd there you have it. With some creativity and hard work i only spent about 20 cents each (vs. 1.00-2.50). I also had fun doing it!
Thanks for reading!


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