June 06, 2014
I love photo strips… but gone are the days of having to go to the county fair, sit in that tiny booth and wait for the countdown. Back then, if you wanted to send out this type of invite – you’d have to copy that one strip – over and over. Not any more! Print Studio is now offering a simple way to upload your own pictures and order them in ‘photo strip’ form, making sending out darling save-the-dates like below – an absolute breeze! Here is my take on how you could incorporate these nostalgic strips into your upcoming event – and guess what – we have FREE design downloads below!!!
- 8.5″ x 11″ coverweight cardstock in your choice of 2 colors
- A9 size envelopes (with or without envelope liners)
- Photo strips from Print Studio
- cute washi tape
- Glue Dots
- paper trimmer
- our FREE design downloads
The colors we are using here are: Night, Peacock, Bluebell and Mint from Paper Source.
Have a friend (or your photographer) take photos of you holding up signs reading “Save the Date + the date itself”. To make these cards, I used a gold metallic sharpie – that’s it!
Then upload them to Print Studio and order your photo strips! You get 9 for $10.
Free design download: Save the Date Invitation
Download and print our design above onto your choice of lighter colored 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock – then cut them out on the lines provided. 2 per page.
Cut your darker cardstock down to 5.5″ x 7.5″ – this is the card backing paper.
Next, align your lighter cardstock and photo strip just right against the card backing – to find out where to adhere your photo strip. ***Only adhere the photostrip to the lighter colored cardstock!
Then cut the photo strip down to the size of the lighter cardstock – making the card and strip look like it’s all one piece!
If you’d like you can round the edges of your cards…
Once you are happy with your card design, adhere the lighter card to the darker backing using your favorite scrapbooking adhesive – mine is Glue Dots.
Next, run a piece of cute washi tape in between the photo strip and card design.
If you’d like, tie a bit of twine around the finished card.
Super cute, totally simple and such a fun way to announce your wedding date!
The steps might seem like a lot, but once you get into it – you’ll see how easy it really is.
I went with a nautical theme because that’s my fav… but you can use any colors you’d like!
***CRAFTERS TIP: I had my color scheme in mind ahead of time and made sure to coordinate the color of our clothing and signs to match the invitations. You should do the same!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
photography: Studio Eleven Weddings // DIY Tutorial + download: Jen | Something Turquoise // photo strips: Print Studio // 8.5" x 11" coverweight cardstock in (night and bluebell for the invitation), also used peacock (envelope too) and mint for the signs: Paper-Source // twine, washi tape, Glue Dots, corner chomper, scissors and paper trimmer: Michaels // nail polish: China Glaze - Too Yacht to Handle