DIY Tutorial: Rubber Stamp Vintage-Western Wedding Save the Dates + Invitations

It’s the ladies of Anti­quaria, back with their first fab­u­lous and cre­ative DIY project for you in the new year!  This week they’re sharing an awe­some DIY tutorial for Western rubber stamp wedding invitations and save the dates!

It really is true that the second you start sending out your save the dates, you begin setting the tone for your wedding.  It’s always important to think about your venue, colors and tone of the day before deciding on any of your wedding stationery.  Today’s DIY tutorial is for complementing save the dates and wedding invitations!  We utilized many different stamps & paper components to illustrate our theme: A Vintage-Western Wedding Fete!  Here’s how to put it all together:

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Step 1: Starting with the save the date, use A2 cards or cut paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″”.  Ink the stamp (we used our “Typography” Save the Date stamp) thoroughly and make a print.  When you are making the print, be sure to center the stamp on the paper.  You will want to apply moderate and even pressure to the stamp in order to get a good print.  Also, it is important to stamp on a solid and stable surface.  Any movement can cause shifting.  Let each print dry to avoid smearing.

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Step 2: Make the tags for the save the date.  We stamped our website card (“Old West” web card stamp) on a grommeted gift tag.  For our monogram tag, we used a small shipping tag and stamped our “Lucky in Love” Initial Monogram stamp on it.

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Step 3: This save the date has a fabulous mix of textures and really sets the stage for the invitation and event to come.  To combine all the pieces, simply tie basic thin kitchen twine around the save the date, going around multiple times.  Secure it with a basic knot and trim the ends to desired length.

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Step 4: A great way to save a little money on your wedding paper (and who doesn’t love doing that!) is to get one return address stamp for all of your envelopes.  You will potentially be able to use it on your save the dates, invitations (even if you have them professionally printed), reply envelopes and lastly, your thank you notes.  It can really help your bottom line in the long run.  Once you’ve stamped your envelopes, simply address them, add postage (there are some fabulous new 2012 stamps out), and send them to your loved ones.

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Step 5: Now on to the Invitation suite!  Use and A6 card or cut paper into 4.5″ x 6.25″ rectangles.  Following the same steps as the save the date, make prints of the stamp (we used our “Old West” Invitation stamp) on your cards.

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Step 6: Vintage postcards are a great way to incorporate color and personality into your invitation suite.  We chose a great image of the Grand Canyon and had it copied on linen card stock.  On the back, we stamped our “Old West” Reply Postcard stamp.

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Step 7: To tie it all together, we chose to create a monogram belly band.  To do this, cut a piece of kraft card stock into 2″x11″ pieces (you’ll get 4 out of each 8.5″x11″ sheet).  Then stamp your monogram (we used “Lucky in Love” Name monogram) in the center.

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Step 8: Place the invitation, reply postcard, & a feather in a bundle.  Wrap the belly band around the suite, centering the monogram.  When you’re happy with the placement, make hard folds with your nail or a bone folder.  Flip the suite over and secure the belly band with a 1.5″ long piece of double stick tape.  Use the same return address (we used our “Navajo” return address stamp), stamping it this time on a beautiful coral envelope.  Again, address, add postage to your invitation and let the compliments roll in!!

Materials:

Customized Rubber Stamps:

“Typography” Save the Date

“Old West” Web Card

“Lucky in Love” Initial Monogram

“Navajo” Return Address

“Old West” Invitation

“Old West” Reply, postcard option

“Lucky in Love” Names Monogram

Stamp Pad (we used a combination of chestnut and cocoa throughout this tutorial)

A6 Ivory Cards

A2 Ivory Cards

A2 Kraft Envelopes

Pearl White Grommet Tags

Shipping Tags, small

Kitchen Twine

A6 Coral Envelopes

Linen Card Stock (you can find vintage designs online on websites like Café Press)

Kraft Card Stock

Scissors

Feathers

Bone Folder

Double Stick Tape

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Photo Credits: Antiquaria

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  1. Love the use of the postcards for the RSVP! It would be fun to do this for a kids birthday party too! I know all the kids really loved getting actual invites in the mail to the party. So I bet my son would love getting all the RSVP letters in the mail!

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  3. Woah!! Soon to be hubby and I were talking about doing this last night. I search today for more inspiration and find you, AND this is the date of our wedding. I guess we need to get a move on. THANK YOU this is beautiful!

    xo

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