DIY Tutorial: Travel-Inspired Save the Date

We’ve been having an unusually cold winter here in Texas and all of these winter storms have us dreaming of warmer places. With destination weddings more popular than ever, this travel inspired save the date is sure to excite your guests and have them booking their flights pronto. Our favorite part of this design? The one-of-a-kind vintage maps we used for the liners! – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

maps final1 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

step1 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

Step One: First of all, you’ll need to stamp your save the date on a kraft paper card cut to 3.75″ x 5.75″. For this design we used our Air Mail Save the Date stamp and a black stamp pad. For a step-by-step video tutorial about this printing process go here.

step2 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

Step Two: To add a pop of color into the design, we mounted our kraft paper card onto a red-orange A6 backer. To do this, simply apply stick glue or double sided tape around the back edges of the kraft paper card. Center it over the A6 red card and press down. If you used glue, let it dry.

step3 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

Step Three: We’re simply swooning over this gorgeous vintage map paper. Each sheet is different so the results are fun and varied. Trace an A6 envelope liner template with a pencil on the back of the map paper and cut out the pattern. Use double sided tape or stick glue to adhere the liner into the mint envelope just below the gumming.

step4 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

Step Four: We just couldn’t stand to waste any little bits map paper so we used the leftovers from the liners in Step 3,  stamped a monogram (we used our Cross my Heart Initials monogram stamp) in black and then cut them out around the design, in a cute heart shape.

step5 DIY Tutorial: Travel Inspired Save the Date

Step Five: The last step is to pull it all together! We punched holes on either side of the heart tag so that it would lay flat and straight when we threaded the twine around the save the date. Once that’s done, just address your envelopes and add postage so that you can mail them off!

Materials

Air Mail Save the Date Stamp

Cross my Heart Monogram Stamp

Stamp Pad in Black

Kraft Card Stock

A6 Cards in Persimmon

A6 Envelopes in Mint

Map Paper

Twine in Teal

Double Sided Tape or Stick Glue

Scissors

⅛ inch Hole Punch

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here or visit the real save the dates gallery for more save the date ideas!

Photography: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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