DIY Vintage Save-the-Date

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I am beyond thrilled to be a guest blogger for Brides Magazine today! This save-the-date project I created is so easy, it almost feels wrong! With the same concept, you can make menus, escort cards and place cards stamped on nearly anything. Think vintage hankies, napkins, kraft paper, … any flat surface will do (be sure to buy metal/glass ink pad if you’re stamping on hard surfaces).


With a stamp kit from Staples (about $25 with ink pad), I created this simple save-the-date card using vintage postcards I found on eBay. Craigslist is a magical place for postcard lots if you have time and patience to wait for a local listing. There you can find large lots for next to nothing!

Alternating between the large and the small fonts, I placed the letters on the stamp with the help of the tweezers that come with it. Luckily, you only place the letters once – once that’s ready it’s a breeze! You can also use the smaller stamp for your return address on the envelopes. It will match the font on the save-the-dates and give a crisp vintage vibe! See the entire blog post here.

And while we’re at it, stay tuned for our second annual DIY Contest — coming soon!



25 comments
  1. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Love this great simple idea! So chic!

  2. Chaucee

    I got this stamp pad for my birthday back in March and I adore it! I love this idea and will have to use it on the next occasion I use invitations.

  3. miss alix

    funny, i was already scouring ebay for postcards to do this…

  4. WeddingXpert

    This is exactly what I’m doing for my save the dates! Vintage postcard with custom stamping on the back. It’s just pretty perfection.

  5. Jessica Lynn

    SO CUTE! loving it!!!!!!!

  6. Becoming Mrs. Ford

    oooh, what an awesome idea. you rock!

  7. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride}

    As a trained historian, I love this! If I could do my wedding over, I would definitely send out these save the date cards!

  8. emma

    LOVE this! What an awesome idea. (And, diggin’ the Mitten shout-out – Mackinac is a delightful place to get tie the knot!)

  9. Mark

    I love this idea – awesome!

  10. Heather Hawes

    This is ridiculously cute! Love it!

  11. Michael and Anna Costa

    What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  12. tiffany.

    LOVE this….now i need a fiance :))

    xo.

  13. Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas

    Very cool… my sister will totally dig this… and had a thought of it before getting wed, it would have been a winner to me, too!

  14. Charlotte

    Absolutely adorable! We are thinking of having a vintage wedding, so these ideas are great!

  15. Grace

    I am doing something very similar! Except I found public flickr albums of collectors who scanned their vintage postcards. I made a template in ms word, so the front and backs would line up, then printed on perforated card stock. They look real, for anyone who is having a hard time finding enough cards or wants a cheaper solution. :)

    Great idea for the stamp! I was quite ambitious and thought I could hand write them all, but that didn’t last long. I quickly added a typed message in a handwriting font I found online.

  16. tanvi @ now craving

    Eeeee, so exciting! I love stamps, what a great idea. Looking forward to hearing more details as they develop, friend!

  17. Deborah Ocasio

    Hi Grace! What a great idea could you pm me with the flicker group? Thanks

  18. Clare

    I absolutely love this idea…I am definitely doing this for my save the dates! I have taken a picture from google images and made it look vintage using photoshop (found how to do this online also). Instead of using a stamp, I have found a great font that looks just as effective – CourierPS :)

  19. Beach Bride 101

    What a great idea! Just goes to show that with a little bit of imagination and creativity you will not only save money for your wedding but also be original. Fantastic!

  20. Mardou

    I love the idea! Just featured it on my blog here: http://www.manuela-heidenreich.at.tt/

  21. Lace.and.Likes

    i did something like this for our wedding except the postcards were the RSVPs and we hand wrote all of them! crazy. i know. but they turned out so beautifully

  22. JTH

    I’ll post this to pinterest…as soon as I get an invite! :)

  23. valentine

    looks awsome… love it… can you tell me what font you used for the stamp? hope so :-)

  24. ipad 3

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thank you for
    supplying this information.

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