I lied; I'm not quite done posting for the weekend, yet. I really wanted to share my Save the Dates with you all. For my Save the Dates I wanted to do something unique, fun and handcrafted. I'd seen some printing done on handkerchiefs and really liked the tactile quality of a vintage handkerchief and the idea of creating a keepsake. I collected vintage handkerchiefs mostly through ebay. Then I created a design using my silhouette and my fiancé's silhouette. I then created a screen and handscreened all 160 of them using my Yudu. Making the screen was the most difficult part, but after that things went pretty smoothly.
Read more and see lots more photos after the jump.
I then tied them with ribbon to cardstock I had printed with a lovebird design on one side and a red pattern I created on the other side. Couples and ladies got the lovebirds and floral handkerchief while Philip's single guy friends got the slightly more manly version with just a white handkerchief on the patterned card. From there they went into kraft paper envelopes that I custom-lined myself. I also created custom mailing labels that I stuck to the envelope. I will admit, it was pretty labor-intensive. But I think there are a lot of ways to make this project less expensive and quicker. You could eliminate printing on the card stock, for example, or buy pre-lined envelopes. Maybe you could stamp the fabric? I'm not sure about this one. Has anyone stamped fabric before?