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 you’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 ‘back’ of the envelope. So when you received the card the image showed through on the ‘clean’ side. They were so easy to do and we received lots of compliments!