save the date originals

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Round is back Around!

In about 2010 when I decided to start making the magnets myself, I found that left me unable to offer shaped magnets.  Well, they are back now, and are the same high quality as the rectangular sizes.

These magnets are approximately 4 inches in diameter, have a glossy finish, are about 30mil thick, and are circularly awesome.

Check out some designs:

And, by the way, these will be on sale during November.  To celebrate the return... 20% off!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steampunk wedding invitations

Steampunk is a style that I haven't happened try designing for... until now!

Someone asked for steampunk save the dates that wouldn't be overly surprising to their guests.  When I think of steam punk weddings, there are some crazy fun ideas that come to mind- like maybe a pair of advanced octopi!

But for something simple, here is an idea:
steam punk wedding invitation: gears + copper

This idea is 5x7 inches, and would be made of white card stock.  (That whole background would be printed on).  Old style typewriter font paired with one that looks handwritten.  Of course I had to include a couple of gears, but in this case I also added a geodesic dome.  Last but not least, I'm thinking of copper envelopes with be a good finishing touch.

This invitation idea will probably make it onto the actual STDO website sometime in the next year, but if not, contact Angela at for a price quote.

Friday, September 5, 2014

New in August

Many of the projects that I work on never make it to the website, because it takes time to get all the files in order, take photographs, add the details page, etc.  If I even remember which projects I was planning to add.  ;-)

Still, more things are constantly added.  What made it to the website in August?  Well...

1) A beach themed wedding shower invitation with a banner to highlight the bride's name:

2) A 6x3 inch airplane boarding pass save the date magnet with some tropical palm trees by the side:

3) A jungle themed baby shower invitation with a lion, monkey, and giraffe:

4) A 3x4 inch Vegas wedding save the date magnet:

5) A wedding invitation with the Chicago skyline:

....and that wasn't all.  I already posted about the luggage tag save the dates from earlier this month!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Door Hangers

Yep, door hangers are coming soon to the website.

Check out this 4x9.5 inch double sided door hanger example:

These are for a guests of the wedding that will be staying at a nearby hotel.  One side says a welcome from the bride and groom;  The other asks not to disturb, for the guests are recovering!

This example is a romantic red with bokeh and hearts.

These hangers aren't super thick, but they are laminated for a little extra durability.  There is a slit to one side just in case it would be needed to get the hanger over a door knob.

If you like the idea of door hangers awaiting your out of town guests, get your own custom design!   As with everything else... any wording, any pattern, any colors, we can probably come up with something together that will work.

Estimated pricing is 10 for $30, 20 for $48, 30 for $65, 40 for $80, 50 for $94

Friday, August 22, 2014

Milwaukee save the date

Sometimes, a wedding save the date with a photograph of the actual wedding venue works well.

For example, the Calatrava art museum is a well known landmark in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Even better yet, it is quite picturesque.

A save the date with a photograph of the art museum could look like this example:

I'd be excited if I were a guest!

This save the date is 5x3.5 inches, and is pictured with a metallic silver envelope.

Check out pricing for this magnet size:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Black and White: Pocketfolds

There are so very many options for a pocketfold it's hard to describe all of the things you can do.  There might be a finite number of colors you can pick for the folding card part of the invitation, but you can add yet more colors with an extra card layer or wrap-around.  And then the printing?  Just about any color you can think of.

But then sometimes, a couple is having a nice elegant black and white wedding.  Or maybe silver is the overall color scheme.  So here is a pocketfold invitation idea in black and gray:

The design features a chandelier with a few of strings of lights.  There is a little bit of silver showing thanks to an extra layer of silver card stock behind the main printed section.

There would of course be a response envelope behind the response card too- which could also be in silver!

This is a really nice option for a couple in need of a formal invitation but without specific coloring. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Save the Date Magnets with free shipping!

Look at the chevrons on this save the date design.  Oooh.  Pictured is a design with a pink and green chevron pattern in light-to-dark shades each row.

The most popular thing Save the Date Originals makes is save the date magnets.  And among the many sizes, 4x3.5 inch magnets are the fav.

Now that size is available with free shipping anywhere in the continental USA.

Check out the pricing page:

This magnet size works well with the minimum mailable envelope size (5x3.5 inches) and can be mailed out with one stamp.  Because that envelope size is common, there are a lot of color options!