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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.

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?

Paper Source

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If you are lucky enough to live in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, or the Washington D.C. area and you want a great Do-it-Yourself solution for Save the Date cards then visit your local Paper Source Retail Store. The company was started in 1983 and sells fine, handmade papers from across the world. They have a very diverse selection of colors, pre-cut and packaged cards, envelopes, and accessories. This allows one to really customize invitations that speak to your individual style.

If you buy in a retail store location they have Save the Dates that can be laser printed or letter pressed depending on your preference. However, there is an additional fee for these services. And unlike buying online you won’t necessarily be able to get a instant proof of your design to view. That being said the staff at Paper Source are very friendly and knowledgeable and it helps just to get their opinion and input as you plan you invitations.

If you prefer to buy online or do not live near a local retail Paper Source store then you can also buy from
Paper Source Online. They have a great selection of custom printing Save the Dates online. Unlike some other companies you can not see an online proof of your design with your custom text or pictures. For most cards you can choose flat printing or letterpress.

Feather Designs

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Feather is by the same designer as Petite Alma as seen on Tiny Prints. It offers a higher end more refined line of wedding invitations that use more complex techniques to make exquisite Save the Dates.

Stylish Script
If you want a classic black and white card then this design by Feather could be perfect. It features cursive script at the top and simple serif font for your names, the date, and location of your wedding. I especially like how the “save the date” cursive script is written almost as if it was written with an actual water brush with the dark and lighter areas. Who says that black and white is boring? Please do keep in mind that this is a square save the date card and so postage via the united states postal service will cost extra since they can not be machine scanned. This square envelope surcharge typically costs about 20 cents per card in addition to standard postage. So it can be a significant extra cost so please keep that in mind.

Stem Silhouette
This delicate design by Feather features a bird on a branch in the center. The drawings are cute and basic and the choice of fonts really complement the bird and branch.

Paper Poppies
This is a save the date card that gets a ton of great reviews. It features translucent poppies in wonderful colors including medium pink, deep plum, or pumpkin. It’s a modern card that has a bold style. The couples’ names are printed in matching font color to the poppies. Also, if you like the Save the Dates you can get matching envelopes, thank you cards, wedding invitations, and more.

Natural Wildflower
The Natural Wildflower wedding Save the Date card is a classic, pure and simple. It features a breathtakingly intricate wildflower with such texture that it looks like the genuine article. It comes in a brown, orange, or red color palette and features cursive lettering for “Save the Date”. It’s hard to go wrong with such a great design.

Jenny Romanaski Designs

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Jenny Romanski is the founder of Hello Little One. The tagline of which is “develops hip stationery for the modern family”. She is a graduate of Boston College and also the Massachusetts College of Art. Jenny has partnered exclusively with Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas to offer her designs. Jenny prides herself on using hip colors, modern layouts, and most of all unique patterns that are unlike anything else. Her designs always have a perfect balance of color and freshness.

Date Boxes
The colors of this wedding Save the Date card are just so bold and bright. I love the green with the shades of pink for the actual date of your wedding. The focus of the card is just the date of your wedding, which really is the purpose of a Save the Date card. So with this card it is mission accomplished.

Posh Perfection
If you prefer the focus of your Save the Dates card to be a wonderful picture of you and your fiancé then this could be the one for you. It allows you to select a custom picture and accents it with elegant white lines that go along the bottom of the card. Just make sure to pick the perfect picture for your Save the Date.

Merry Branch
I am a big fan of floral print Save the Date cards. They just seem to bring out the spirit of a wedding in my mind. Especially when you are having a spring or summer outdoor wedding. This design by Jenny features a floral vine along the right side set on a purple background. It also comes in an orange or brown background.

Signature White by Wedding Paper Divas

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Wedding Paper Divas has a line that they call Signature White that features some basic but exquisite designs. These designs allow you to take a lot of the creativity and put it in your own hands by customizing your Save the Dates with personal pictures. One thing to note is that for these designs Wedding Paper Divas designers will check the resolution of your pictures that you submit. However, they do not edit or touch up the photographs using photoshop or anything similar. So make sure you have quality checked your photos beforehand.

Photo Squares
This Save the Date card is basically just a 3 by 3 grid of photographs. But the great thing is that you can select 8 of your very own pictures to remind your guests of the special date. This really gives you the chance to show off your own personal style and personality because as they say 8 pictures is worth 8,000 words!

Lady Jae Designs

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Lady Jae is a couture paperie and wedding invitation design studio started by Lisa. While they make custom invitations and announcements they also provide some fantastic Save the Dates for Wedding Paper Divas. There site is about to get revamped so be sure to check it out in the future. They also make some adorable tin boxes that can make darling lunch boxes for your daughter or favorite niece.

Watercolor Wonder
This is a unique Save the Date card that was supposedly inspired by a cool ocean breeze blowing across the Pacific Ocean. The unique green and aquamarine accents twist along and strike the S in Save the Date. It’s also printed on recycled paper so in addition to being a beautiful card it is better for the environment.

Painted Periwinkles
If you want a Save the Date card that captures the elegance and beauty of a impressionist water color painting then this is exactly for you. There are beautiful plum colored touches that appear as soft brush strokes of paint that give it a whispy, summer feel. Another great design by Lady Jae.

Turquoise Creative

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Turquoise Creative is the design shop of Misha Zadeh. Based in Seattle, Misha has a definite artist’s eye for exquisite detail. Her work often features rich texture, has a wonderful and graceful depth, and what I consider to be true individuality. As a child of two architects, Misha was encouraged to appreciate creating beautiful objects and she carries on that tradition to this day.

Blooming Tree
The Blooming Tree is a Save the Dates for weddings card that has an exquisite style with a touch of nature. It features brown branches that extend from the right with small cherry blossom like buds about to bloom. The names of the couple are printed in a rich red cursive font that matches the red buds of the branch.

Golden Gate
For all of you who are having weddings in San Francisco here is the card for you. The Golden Gate is a Save the Dates for weddings card that features the iconic golden gate bridge from one of the most romantic cities in the world. It comes in cherry red, slate blue, and chocolate. Choose the color that best matches your taste and let people know that you are getting married in the city by the bay.

Dreamy Reeds
This Save the Date card comes in a beautiful turquoise color and creates a clean and open look with the typography to the left and the reeds off on the right. It is a part of an overall set and you can get matching wedding invitations.

Magnolia Press

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Magnolia Press is a new designer for Wedding Paper Divas. I don’t know much about the firm or who is behind it. If you have any information please comment or email me via the contact form so I can add some information to this post. In any case, Magnolia Press has some adorable Save the Dates that take advantage of the ability to include a customized picture. There are two cards in particular that I am keen on and they both use a light teal blue which is one of my favorite colors.

Beautiful Band

This is an especially elegant Save the Date card. It has a sleek sophisticated look that places a basic blue banner with your wedding information on it. This is quite striking especially when paired with a wonderful black and white engagement photo like the one seen here. I also really like the contrast of the cursive style headline with the couple’s names and the more basic block letters with the wedidng info below.

Extraordinary Style

Again this Save the Date card has a blue teal band of color. This design has more of a postcard look which I think is quite charming.It also makes use of cursive font for the couple’s names but also adds the initials in the background in light blue font. A simple yet extraordinary Save the Date card.

Simply Put by Ashley Woodman

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Simply Put is a boutique card company started by Ashley Woodman. The company designs stationery with a minimalist approach to design. The designs are traditional with modern taste. There is also a strong respect for classic style in all of her designs and a hallmark of her cards is often the intricate illustrations. Simply Put designs wedding invitations, save the dates, and baby announcements.

Engagement Rings
This is our favorite wedding Save the Date card from Simply Put. It is a fun card with a bold brown color that plays up the diamond ring motif.

Dwell Studio

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Dwell Studio is the ultra chic design brand founded by Christiane Lemieux in 1999. Her goal was to bring modern textile design to the world of home. She has now expanded to a fuller offering of home furnishings products, including table, baby, and junior. Dwell Studio designs always use a unique sense of color, have an unwavering commitment to quality, and remain a step ahead in design.

Buttercup Blossoms
Yellow flowers with a simple green dot make this design stand out. The brown border nicely draws your attention to the photo of the couple. And of course you can customize it with whatever photo you’d like to use. In addition to mustard yellow it also comes in red lantern and eggplant colors. You can also choose your own custom colors if you see fit.

Marriage Garden
This Save the Date card from Dwell Studio lets you express your style in a totally organic way with the beautiful floral outline printed on Wedding Paper Divas signature ecru card stock. It comes in a variety of colors including hunter green, navy, and rich red.

Photo Booth
This design is such a clever idea. We really like the idea of a film strip from a photo booth shoot to show off multiple photos of the happy couple. This one is particularly good if you can’t decide which of your engagement pictures to include. With the Photo Booth Save the Date card you can show 3 different pictures. It comes in three colors including watermelon, tropical and leaf.

You can see the complete collection of Dwell Studio’s Save the Date cards.