One thing I have learned about wedding planning is that when brilliant ideas strike, you just have to run with them. Even though our wedding is still 6 months away, yesterday I was inspired to begin my thank you notes. We received our first gift a week ago and that got me thinking about this task on my to do list. I knew I did not want to buy them but really had not seen pictures of anything that I might want to do. Usually my projects are inspired by a picture that I saw of what someone else did. I very rarely think of something completely original off the top of my head. Although this is not based on a picture, my favorite store can definitely be given the assist on this one.
We had to go to Paper-Source to look at invitations to help inspire Taylor (who will be designing our invitations himself). He did a fabulous job on our Save the Dates (see below) and I am so excited to continue creating personalized stationary. It is also very cost efficiant to design things yourself and then print from Vista Print. I have been collecting groupons so hopefully it will be well under $1 each for our invitations.
While at Paper-Source we were not only inspired with ideas for our invitations (which I will share with you later), but I also came up with my DIY thank you notes. All of the supplies came from Paper-Source, but I am sure you could find them cheaper if you looked elsewhere.
Here is how I created very personal, unique TY's:
2) Find a nice stamp that you can use for the front of the card and a stamp pad that coordinates with wedding colors. My colors are Navy blue, white, and yellow – so I chose a navy blue stamp pad.
Here is what the front looked like after I stamped it:
Tip: Make sure you let them dry for about 5 minutes. They smear if you are not super careful.
3) Write a nice thank you note on the back of the card. I think it is fun and different to have a post card thank you note instead of a traditional folded card. Hopefully my guests will like it too!
4) Choose a coordinating envelope to loop in your last color. I used “sunshine yellow”.
I am going to try really hard to send thank you notes as I get gifts so having these all ready to go will make that goal much more doable. Time to get stampin'!
How do you like our simple DIY thank you notes?
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