We were so happy with our engagement pictures that we decided to use them for our save the date cards. A few years ago I received an invitation to a work event in a vellum envelope. I loved how the graphic on the card showed through the crisp envelope. I held on to that invite and thought it’d be fun to do something similar for our save the dates!
I designed the cards themselves in Illustrator. The little scroll is a vector image that I found on istockphoto. I cannot recommend that site enough, individual designers are able to sell their work – and youâ€™re able to get great clip art for a few dollars!
I purchased the vellum envelopes online, they were very inexpensive. We put the cards in the envelopes backwards and used address labels on the â€˜backâ€™ of the envelope. So when you received the card the image showed through on the â€˜cleanâ€™ side. They were so easy to do and we received lots of compliments!