Friday, October 1, 2010

DIY Friday: Sail Save the Date

A beach wedding wouldn't be perfect without a beach themed Save the Date. Today's Save the Date comes from BroadwayPaper. I hope you enjoy making these for your beach wedding.

white linen card stock
white a2 envelope
navy linen card stock
lollipop stick
cloth covered wire
gift wrap

mono adhesive
hole punch
x-acto knife
silver spray paint

    • On the computer out your save-the-date text to fit into a right triangle (“sail”) that measures 4 x 3.75.” You can print multiple copies on an 8.5 x 11” sheet.
    • Print on white linen card stock, then trim to size with a ruler and x-acto knife.
    • Punch three holes on the long side of the right triangle.
    • Spray paint your lollipop stick and let dry.
    • Cut three small pieces (about 3” long each) from the cloth covered wire and twist through the three holes in the “sail” and around the silver lollipop stick.
    • To keep intact in the mail, back the sail up by attaching it to sheet of navy linen card stock for additional support. Our piece measures 4.25 x 5.5.” Cut slits in the support card stock using a ruler and x-acto knife and slide the lollipop stick through the slits to secure it.
    • We’ve included the return address on the back flap of the envelope; however some at-home printers are unable to print on envelopes. In that case, your local printer would be happy to do this for you. If you can do this at home, set your text up to print on the back flap of the envelope. Measure the width of the envelope, to be sure your text doesn’t run off the edges. Print your text on your envelope flap in navy blue ink.
    • To create the envelope liner, take your envelope and place down on the back of the gift wrap. Trace with a pencil around the envelope.
    • Trim the liner out with scissors or an x-acto knife and a ruler. Then trim a 1/2” piece from the bottom of the liner.
    • Tuck the liner inside the envelope and fold the flaps of the envelope and liner down.
    • Pull the envelope flap away from the liner and roll mono adhesive along the back of the liner.
    • Press the liner and envelope firmly to adhere.
  • Image and text via BroadwayPaper

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