Well, with a picture this cute, (faces hidden to protect their identity...:)) I quickly convinced her that the cover of her card should be the picture, the whole picture, and nothing but the picture.
I'm sure you'll agree:
All I did was select cardstock that coordinated with the photo. The base card is actually watercolor paper. The second layer is Old Olive cardstock, and layer number 3 is my trusty drywall tape. If you look closely at the edges, you'll see that I inked them to give the card a distressed look.
I was so proud of the bride-to-be (I have known her for years) because she made her save-the-date banner from scratch. Way to go! (She was so proud of herself.)
Save-the-date cards weren't around when I was planning my wedding, although the concept of letting people know the wedding date in advance was certainly a thing. I remember calling people on my rotary-dial land-line telephone to tell them our wedding date. Guess what? If they didn't answer, I actually had to call them back. Why? No answering machines.
To be continued...
I'll be working on these and other cards while watching the Olympics. Are you a multi-tasker? If so, tell us HERE and HERE, or leave a comment, and let us know what you'll be doing while you're watching the Olympics. I'll pick one winner to receive a free one-time card package. Enter by Monday, July 30th at 11:59 pm eastern.
I'm working out as I watch the Olympics opening ceremony online right now! I've got my mat and resistance bands set up in front of my computer now, so I'm doing core. I run track and field, and I'm an aspiring Olympian hoping to represent the US four years from now.
It's never too early to start.