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Wednesday
Apr272011

Featured: The Knotty Bride DIY : Matchbook Save the Date

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I loved reading all of your feedback about Pinterest yesterday.  Clearly I am not the only one that is in love with this new blogging tool and I'm happy to see so many readers using the platform.  Being able to follow some of my favorite artists and see what is personally inspiring them is fun and almost like having your own window into their world.  So happy pinning!

I hope we're all in a crafty mood because today I am sharing some DIY save the date inspiration.  Awhile ago I created this project for The Knotty Bride and just haven't gotten a chance to share about it here on the blog.  So today I am sharing my matchbook save the dates.  A lot of my projects incorporate vintage elements or give new materials that vintage-feel but this project is modern, with clean lines and bold colors.  Design-wise, it was a nice change for me because I appreciate working on all kinds of styles.  But if you're wanting something vintage, this DIY could be altered to satisfy any wedding colors or theme.  

One of the reasons why I love this project so much is because it incorporates a few of my favorite crafting techniques, all which involve a sewing machine.  Although it has been done before, I have just discovered the beauty of stitching paper and I must admit, I want to stitch everything now.  I'm a bit obsessed but in my defense, it is an easy way to add a simple detail.  And it has a bit of a 'wow' factor!

Recognize the blue dot paper?  I used some leftover scraps from the bridesmaid booklets I made for my friend's wedding.  The paper is from Paper Source and it is this gorgeous Japanese decorative paper.  Paper Source sells a whole bunch of them.  It is a little pricey but the colors and patterns are so gorgeous and I definitely recommend them for wedding invitations, envelope liners, and book making.

The card rips out like a ticket stub so guests can pin them to bulletin boards or refrigerators as reminders.  I used the sewing machine to create the perforated tear-line.  See the tutorial for tips on how to do this and I'll plan to post a how-to about that specific technique sometime in the near future.  Because it's an awesome technique!

See the full post, with the tutorial and all the pictures at The Knotty Bride.

Happy mid-week friends!  I hope you enjoyed this DIY today.  I have more fun DIYs to share in the near future so stay tuned.