Laura’s Modern Chevron Stripe + Kraft Save the Dates

As much as I love bright pops of color, show me something with the right combination of neutrals and clean design and I’m instantly in love.  This is absolutely the case with the save the dates that Laura from Lande & Maze created for her own wedding later this summer.  Laura combined screen printed chevron stripes with kraft paper with individually hand typed text for a unique, personal, and beautifully understated save the date.

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From LauraSince I design printed materials for weddings all the time, it was a challenge to actually design something for myself.  My fiancé Thomas and I are planning a vintage modern wedding, with neutral colors and textures.  My save the dates are just a little hint of ephemera to represent the day.

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I decided to use alternative printing methods to help stay within my budget and set the tone.  I hand screen printed a light gray chevron pattern on brown kraft paper for the enclosure.  Each save the date was typed individually and all the envelopes were addressed on my vintage typewriter.  The inside of the save the date reveals our wedding date and a black and white engagement photo mounted with photo corners.

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Just gorgeous Laura!

Photo Credits: Engagement photos by MNC Photography, product images by Becker Photography

  1. So many good craft invites today! This is really lovely and shows what a good design and a little imagination can do…

  2. These look great! I have really grown to love the vintage look that typewriters provide. These are really simple and uncluttered which is great and im crazy about photo corners!!! Swoon….

  3. Just superb! Elegance and simplicity this is such a lovely invitation.

  4. Fantastic!! I have to ask, how many of these went out? I ask b/c I am helping plan my Cousin’s wedding and we have ‘hand-made’ ideas too but are worried about the time it will take with the amount of guests we have.

  5. Love these! I scrapbook, but I do it the old fashioned way, with black paper, white pen and black photo corners. So of course I was drawn to these. And how great would they be for Christmas cards??? Love it!

  6. Does anyone else see the smiley face made by their bodies as eyes and the half moon cutout as the mouth? Really cute invitations. I love the vintage feel and that you used a typewriter.

  7. Just noticed – that’s tomorrow! Good luck! really beautiful invites too… would love to see more!

  8. These are fantastic!! How did you do your own screen printing? Is it something I could do at home without experience?

    Thank you!

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  10. I’m in love with these. Can anyone in-the-know advise me on where to buy similar kraft paper inserts? Thanks so much.

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  12. Hello, I’m in love with this design. Does anyone know where I can purchase these gold chevron envelopes from? Thank you

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