We had decided on the design and recieved the magnets ready for dressing up.

I wanted it to be on a backing card and to have little flaps for the magnet so that it wouldn’t just be a little magnet in an envelope when it arrived in the letterbox.  I am not the best at maintaining communication now, but back in the day I was always writing snail mail. I had multiple pen friends throughout most of my teens and when we moved to Australia I wrote to loved ones constantly. I loved receiving letters in the mail and remember my mum saying one day how it was annoying I would get so much personal letters and all she was getting was bills.

So I used my KNK Zing cutting machine and some Kraft coloured card and cut out 3 hearts and the flaps.  Something quite simple for me to design in the software and because of the machine, very easy to cut. This is what the backing card looked like.  I decided that I had to do something with baker’s twine – love it, I hope it doesn’t go out of style for a long time.  I also used my machine to cut punch sized holes into the hearts I was cutting out and decided I would use them to hang from the twine.

Save The Date Backing Card

Save The Date Backing Card

You can see the flap for the magnet to fit into just above the middle heart cut out, and the hearts with the holes cut into them in the little container. Then I added the magnets to the cards.

Save The Date Magnet Backing Card with Magnet Attached

Save The Date Magnet Backing Card with Magnet Attached

The first time I added the baker’s twine I tied 3 hearts to the twine.  I think I was just wanting all 3 hearts to be used on the final product.  This was the first try.

Save the Date Magnet with Backing Card Prototype

Save the Date Magnet with Backing Card Prototype

Eventually (after feedback and playing around) I changed to 2 hearts and tying the twine a bit higher up the card.  Then it was just a matter of starting the production line process. I sat in front of the telly with a few good shows and binge watched while I did the tying.  Just a note on any crafting, if you get tired, start making mistakes (and you don’t have a next day deadline), you can come back to it after a break.  I typically continue to make mistakes if it’s due to being tired or bored, so I am sharing 🙂

Save The Date Back Production

Save The Date Back Production

So this was the first little pile I made.  You know, how when you write (or type) one word over and over and it looks like it’s incorrect?  Well it’s the opposite for the Save the Dates, I loved seeing them piled together like that, just the repeated elements and the little hearts and twine was enough to make me smile.

I am very happy with how they turned out.

In my next post I will show you what I decided to do with creating envelopes and addressing them.

Good Night Wherever you are!