Fall is officially here and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Today’s gorgeous save the date tutorial is perfect for the season with its shades of brown and mountain scenery. We can’t seem to get enough of folded cards lately (see our previous designs here and here). They’re perfect for destination weddings since they allow you to incorporate more information without having to have additional cards. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
Step One: Download the mountain folded card design (see bottom of post for download link) and print it out on a 11″ x 17″ piece of card stock. Next, trim the card down at the crop marks to reach the final size (16″ x 5 1/4″). We used a self healing mat, metal ruler and craft knife for this step, but if you plan on cutting many cards, we recommend taking them to a local printer to have them cut them all at once with an industrial cutter.
Step Two: Score your 16″ x 5 1/4″ every four inches (three scores total, at the 4″, 8″ and 12″ mark). Don’t fold it yet!
Step Three: Gather all of your stamps and make certain that you have a stamping plan before you dive in. The stamps we used for this design, from left to right are our “Banner” Names Monogram, Vintage Label Save the Date, Calligraphy Accent Accommodations Card and our Calligraphy Accent Website Card. Once you have your plan, you will ink each stamp and align it into its appropriate space. For a step-by-step video tutorial about the stamp printing process go here. Once they’re dry, fold your cards at each score mark. Using a bone folder can help you get lovely, crisp, folds!
Step Four: Next, you will stamp your return address on the back flap of your A2 kraft envelope. We used our Calligraphy Ampersand Return Address Stamp with chestnut ink for this design. Once you have the return address stamped on your envelopes, all that’s left is addressing and adding postage!
Mountain Scene Illustration: Download available here **Note: digital download is for personal use only**
11″ x 17″ Card Stock
Self Healing Mat, Craft Knife and Metal Ruler (or you can take your prints to a professional printer to have cut)
Stamp Pad in Chestnut
A2 Envelopes in Paper Bag
Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper