March 14, 2014
If you’re getting married this year… it’s definitely time to start working on your Save the Date invitations. So here, I’m sharing an easy, unique and handmade way to get the word out! Hand stamping these simple cards with bold type and your wedding colors creates a personalized look that won’t break the bank…
- Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic craft paint
- Martha Stewart Crafts mini paint roller
- small paint brush
- clear rubber alphabet stamps
- clear stamp block
- cardstock + envelopes (ours are A9 size)
Download and print our FREE simple design above onto your choice of cardstock – or design your own! We’ve given you two options for the download: One, you can print the design onto the correct size paper which is 5.5″ x 8.5″, pushing your home printer guides to the middle against the smaller paper – Two, you can print two designs on one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock and cut the sheet in half to make two cards.
We are going to be using clear rubber stamps and craft paint to hand-stamp these Sate the Dates. ***ps. forgive my very seasoned stamps… they are old and I just love them!
Place your alphabet rubber stamps onto the clear block base, check and make sure they are properly aligned – and then squirt out your first color of paint…
Using the mini-paint roller, apply a coat of paint across your rubber stamps. Here I am using, MSC craft paints in Pollen, Wild Salmon and Pink Dahlia – aren’t they fab!
Then center on your invitation and stamp! Remove carefully.
Do all your cards at one time and let them dry for about 30 minutes.
Onto the next phrase… the date! Same steps, apply the alphabet stamps, roll on a layer of paint, stamp and let dry.
Remove carefully to reveal your lovely design…
Onto the next. This font didn’t have enough letters to make ‘Save the Date!’ so I had to do the ‘Save the’ and ‘Date!’ separate.
If there are any places missing within the stamp, simply go over it with a tiny paint brush.
I think these Save the Dates are just perfect for the DIY bride + groom!
Add a little embellishment to your envelopes in the form of your initials! To do a mix of two colors, squeeze out two lines of paint about 1/2″ away from each other…
Evenly roll the paint roller in both colors and apply to your stamps.
Stamp the back flap of each envelope.
I’m obsessing over this two-toned paint look! **In fact I made up a few extra for myself just because they looked so pretty!
Did you really think we could go without making a turquoise version?!? …there are so many color combinations within the MSC paint, which shades will you choose?
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Photography: Studio 11 Photography // DIY tutorial and FREE download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts paint (pollen, wild salmon, pink dahlia, pea shoot, beach glass, and blue sky), paint brushes, MSC clear rubber stamps (that I’ve had forever): Editors at Martha Stewart Living // A9 note cards and envelopes in Superfine White, Eco White, Paper Bag and Gravel: Paper-Source // nail polish: OPI – DS Reflection