Tuesday, November 1, 2016

STDO is on the move - Again!

Save the Date Originals is again on the move - to a more permanent location this time, in Garden City, Idaho, just a bit North-West of downtown Boise.

Forms on the website are already being shut down;  Submissions received before that will be anwered.

Angela will be available for design work and questions on into the second week of November, but after that, everything will be packed up.

It's expected that everything will be back up and running by the second week of December;  Those who were working on designs with Angela prior to the move will get priority!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Blank Coloring Magnets

Now available in the amazon & etsy shops are blank heart magnets!  This is the same 4x3.5 inch heart shape available as a printed magnet, just with blank white paper.

Could be a fun coloring project for the kids.  Or, maybe you could have a magnetic board and have guests write their names/message on a heart magnet.

Also available are 8 packs of circular color book magnets:

Flowers, a couple of animals, a butterfly- just cute things for the kids to color.  Order multiple packs for a classroom activity!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Music themed wedding invitations

One of my favorite projects recently was a wedding invitation with a heart in the background that was made out of musical notes.  This invitation has a classic solid color border.  Check it out:

Colors are white, dark blue, gray, and silver.  This is a simple invitation set with a main card + rsvp, but with silver envelopes for added fun.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Taking care of business(es) part 10

Many fun and pretty save the date magnets are heading out from STDO this month, but now for something a little different.

STDO recently worked on an order for Agile Planning Scrum cards.  Have no idea what those are?  It's basically a special deck of cards used for planning exercises, used by work teams.  Instead of the usual set of Poker cards, something more like the Fibonacci sequence is used.

In this case, Hewlett Packard wanted personalized decks for each member of the team, with their name printed on it, front and back.

Can do.

And yes, you could get personalized poker/planning cards of your own.  These are typical 2.5x3.5 inch cards, and are glossy/laminated.

Pricing varies depending on how much personalization you want and what the design of each card looks like.  You could get sets where each card would cost 75 cents, or a set where each card would cost $1.25 dollar each.

In this case, each card had the team members name printed front and back, which put it in the higher range.

You could instead get a deck of scrum cards where each set has a different color, but no individual personalization, so that they would be usable for any team.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Back to Work!

Save the Date Originals has moved locations and is back to work.  The website design submission forms are enabled!

A few pages - such as the sample order page - still need to be set back up over the next week.

In related news: Wisconsin residents no longer need to pay sales tax, but Idaho residents do.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Grape Save the Date Magnet Design

Heart shaped magnets have been available at Save the Date Originals for just over a year, and it's time for another save the date magnet design, this time, one that works well with a winery or vineyard theme.

The background design is printed with a faux cork-board texture, and overlaid with the sketched cluster of grapes.

All magnets at STDO are reasonably sturdy and have a glossy finish; Check out pricing and info for heart shape magnets here:

Request a personalized version of this magnet design here:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Announcement:  Save the Date Originals is moving in December!  STDO will be shut down for a little while during the move and will most assuredly be back by January 2016.

As of November 12th, STDO will stop accepting orders for production from new customers.  If you were already in contact and have a design worked out, contact Angela to see if your project can fit into the production schedule.

Save the Date Originals is still running and available for questions during the remainder of November.  Orders already placed will of course be made and sent on out.

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For those that are interested: STDO is going from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Boise, Idaho!