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Le Papier Boutique Save the Dates

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Stacy Amoo-Mensah is the designer behind Le Papier Boutique. In business since May 2005 when she debuted her line at the National Stationery show Stacy expresses hersel in modern, fresh, and unique designs. She started off designing wedding invitations and Save the Date cards for friends and family and soon the demand for her work grew to big to do part time. If you like her stuff you can follow her on Twitter at designfiles. In addition to her stationary line, Stacy sells wall art, growth charts, and coasters at her site called Name Your Design.

Fall Branch
This is one of those gorgeous Save the Dates that really just stands out. If you are having a fall wedding this could be perfect. Even if not I just love the fall foliage theme. I especially like the small leaves that are flying off on the end. And the crisp white of the rest of the card makes for a beautiful card to send to friends and family to Save the Date for your special wedding day.

Andrea Stadelman Designs

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Based in San Francisco, Andrea Stadelman is a graphic designer with experience at companies including Banana Republic and Williams Sonoma. She received her training from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. As a freelancer she also designs greeting cards and Save the Dates for Paper Culture. You can see her Andrea’s complete portfolio of card designs.

Photo Strip Memories
If I had to choose one theme that I always like for Save the Date cards it would have to be photo booth Save the Dates. This one is no exception. It has a slightly off center aligned strip of photo proofs that let’s you pick 3 favorite photos. It has an old time charm that I really like. To go with the theme of the Save the Date design it’s probably best to choose black and white photos.

Postcard Inspirations
Postcards are really a lost art in my mind. But you can bring it back with this Save the Date card that relives an old stamp and postmarked postcard. All you have to do is select one photo of you and your future hubby maybe from a recent trip. It’s easy to just pick one photo for your Save the Date right?

Tallu-lah Letterpress Save the Dates

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Tallu-lah is a Stationary company founded by Danielle Spinetta that focuses on Letterpress designs. You can find Tallu-lah products in boutiques across the United States. In her previous career, Danielle was the manager of multi-million dollar Gap Inc. stores and Store Communications for Old Navy. She also managed Union Street Papery in San Francisco. In her spare time she is also an event planner.

Chic Stamp
This is my all time favorite Save the Date card from Tallu-lah. It is fun and elegant with monogrammed initials in the center and your personal photo that you can spend hours choosing to find the perfect Save the date photo. Remember that postage will be more expensive with square cards! This square Save the Date comes in begonia, plum, and tropical. Basically that means you can pick from pink, purple, and blue.

Fashionable Foliage
I am a big fan of Lettepress Save the Dates. This design has a modern flair and I love the leaves and the interspersed color. The card is printed using the fine thermography of William Arthur which is absolutely gorgeous. If you don’t believe me remember that you can order a sample Save the Date card for this or any Wedding Paper Divas design for only $1.00. Please remember that while Lettepress Save the Date cards are things of beauty they also are more expensive. If you order 100 cards it comes out to $3.57 each.

Robyn Miller Designs

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Robyn Miller is a New York City based designer that started initially illustrating birth announcements for her close friends. From there she moved on to birthday invites, moving announcements, and more. Her goal is to provide sophisticated and stylish stationery for the inner child in all of us. She has been in business since 2003 and also design children’s books.

Cozy Reminder
I always feel that the simple Save the Dates are the best Save the Dates. This design includes a bold lower border that includes all the details of your upcoming nuptials. The font is playful and casual which really catches the eye. This photo is also spectacular and the blue brick wall coordinates well with “the” in Save the Date. It’s not always possible to do but I like when folks match the picture with the card.

Photo Blocks
With the Photo Blocks Save the Date card you can choose up to 6 photos to include. I find this card to be oh so sophisticated and I really like the ability to choose square sized photos along with vertical photos. You can mix and match black and white or colors photos that allows some nice contrast. And I like the brown and white middle box coloring.

Eva Walter Designs

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Eva Walter is an independent designer based in San Francisco. She has been designing since 1995 and many of her designs are available at Paper Culture including Save the Dates, Holiday Cards, and Birth Announcements.

Two Hearts
When you get engaged two hearts become one and this Save the Date card perfectly reflects that. It is quite simple but beautiful in a modern Save the Date style. I think it’s probably best for a more informal wedding. I especially like the little wedding cake in the lower right corner. Oh so cute! And it is eco-friendly as the cards are printed with 100% post consumer recycled paper.

Heart Interplay
As you can see Eva Walter is big on heart Save the Date cards. It’s a fitting theme for any wedding Save the Date announcement and this design as the name suggests consists of a series of hearts put together in a beautiful pattern. It is also available in a green tone if you prefer.

Fine Moments Designs

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Fine Moments Save the Date cards are designed by the husband and wife team of Jason and Hae Carberry. Started in 2005 after finding success in creating invitations for friends and family the company focuses on high quality Save the Date designs that have clean lines, contemporary and yet classic styles.

Deco Frame
This square Save the Date card looks almost like an art deco sculpture. It really frames your custom photo well and I like the colors that include a turquoise, green, or orange option. Please remember that square Save the Dates incur additional postage charges. Although this design may be just worth the extra cost!

Sarah Hawkins Designs

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Sarah Hawkins Designs started out with Sarah just designing wedding invitations for her family and friends. Eventually, the demand for her designs grew and her part-time hobby became a full-time career. First, designing wedding invitations and birth announcements for local brides and new parents, then growing the business by selling baby announcements online. Sarah lives in Pittsburgh and has done work for such clients as Tiffany & Co., Heinz, and PPG. Sarah’s stationery designs have been used by many celebrities and featured in many magazines.

Love Stamp
This Save the Date card takes the classic US postal mail theme and turns it into what I consider one of the most memorable Save the Dates available. The eco-friendly italian made paper acentuates the design and a rich red coloring highlights you and your fiancés names.

Floral Flurry
The Floral Flurry wedding Save the Date card is a contemporary design with beautiful magenta flowers on a green background. If you want a Save the Date that will stand out this could be the one.

Reef Romance
The Reef Romance wedding Save the Date card is playful design that features a school of fish in aquamarine turquoise. The fish are contrasted with a white background which I adore. If you prefer the card also comes with green or orange fish.

Jill Smith Designs

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Jill Smith is a Texas based designer that makes great notepads, photo cards, thank you cards, and address labels. She is a triathlete and a freelance designer for corporations such as Kenneth Cole and Mercedes-Benz. Her work has been highlighted on CBS’s “The Early Show” and in InStyle, Daily Candy, Modern Bride and Lucky magazine

Stunning Script
This card is consistently one of the top sellers at Wedding Paper Divas and it is easy to see why. With the rich red color and elegant cursive script it makes a beautiful Save the Date card. It also comes in turquoise and black.

Save the Dates card

Engagement Collage
Jill Smith Save the Date cards are typically bright and bold and this card called Engagement Collage is no exception. It’s a picturesque design that let’s you add your 3 best engagement photos to send to your family, friends, and loved ones. I find it to be oh so cool and contemporary.

Canna
Brown and orange are two of my favorite colors. And they make for a striking duo in this design by Jill Smith. This Save the Date card has modern fonts that make it really stand out and yet the two little flowers add a touch of panache.

Save the Dates photo card

Ann Kelle Designs

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Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle Designs has always had a love of art and drawing. At age 9 she was a self confessed “fashionista” designing her own line of kid’s clothes and dresses. In 2006 she finally made the leap from a career in public policy to full time designer. She describes her style as “simple, sweet, and sassy.” She is inspired by simple things in life like ties, spring flowers, ice cream, and even the sweater vest she wore in the grade school.

Smiling Squares
If you want a photo Save the Date card that really lets your pictures shine this could be the one! I like the teal and gray boxes that flank the pictures. It’s also printed on Italian made eco-friendly paper.

Jenny’s Designs at MagnetStreet Weddings

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Jenny’s Designs are offered exclusively at MagnetStreet Weddings. Jenny is a designer that likes to make a statement and puts a lot of attention to detail in her designs just like one would do in planning a wedding! I feel like her Save the Dates Magnets really capture the zest of life and make me want to smile.

Enchanted Encounter
Want to share lots of pictures in your Save the Date magnet? This is a stunning design with beautiful cursive font and a brown band across the bottom.

Flower Enchantment
This photo Save the Date magnet design by Jenny features a beautiful light green handwriting font and flower and petals drawing. You can also include two custom pictures and I really adore how the couples’ names are included running in between the two pictures.

Square Motif
This is a classic square Save the Date magnet. It’s green yet again and has the ability to include up to four photos of you and your future husband. The pattern is almost antique looking, yet it blends in a pleasant way to create a nice visual effect. A great detail is that the date is placed in one of the left hand side squares. There is even space to include your wedding website.


Save the Date Mini Magnet Versions

I also wanted to include the mini magnet versions of some of the above designs for comparison. Sometimes having the slimmer mini style looks a bit better and it can also make for a less expensive Save the Date magnet.


Flower Enchantment Mini Save the Date Magnet

Square Motif Mini Save the Date Magnet

Oh Joy! Studio

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Joy Deangdeelert Cho is the designer behind Oh Joy! Studio. Before stepping out on her own in 2006 she worked for the Cynthia Rowley Swell line at Target. Joy says she gets her inspiration from textures, patterns, and the beautiful colors that she sees everywhere whether it be in nature, architecture, or even clothing.

Charming Couple
While the date in a Save the Date card is certainly important. I personally think the fact that you and your fiancé are together as one couple is most important. So the “and” is key. This card from Oh Joy! takes this to heart with a big and bold yellow ampersand that emphasizes your new commitment to each other. It really pops out amid the turquoise background.

Coloring Cricket

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Coloring Cricket creates cards exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas. The designer Christine Welch is an Iowa based designer who grew up in the Northern Sierras a backdrop of natural elegance that she incorporates into her Coloring Cricket Save the Date card designs.

Snowy Love
This is a perfect card to celebrate the winter. It features a midnight blue background that is highlighted by white snowflakes and dots. You can create a personalized Save the Date card by adding in 3 different pictures of you and your fiancé. Whether you are having a winter or summer wedding it will warm the hearts of your guests this winter.

Tandem Bike
The Tandem Bike card is sweet and stylish featuring an old classic two seater bike for you and your sweetheart. It comes in 3 colors including pink, pumpkin, and emerald. I prefer pink but the emerald green is lovely as well. How cute is the save the date banner that is flying from the back of the bike seat?