You should be able to click on the picture to make it bigger and read the paragraph if you want to. And please don't hold the "he votes left" part against me. I swear I would have never "said yes" had I known that part beforehand. haha :)
I made the whole design in Microsoft Publisher and it only took about 20 minutes to do, once I knew what I wanted to write. Then I took the design to Kinko's and had them all printed and cut on some heavyweight cardstock. I also bought the envelopes that matched the cardstock. For the outside, I embossed "Save the Date" in the upper left-hand corner with my latest obsession, my heat gun. I also made a quick envelope seal program in Publisher, and printed them out on colorful cardstock, because I was too excited to send them out to wait on an order of labels to arrive! I ran them through my Xyron 510 machine to make them into stickers, and convinced Ryan to help me put them on. Here he is in action, along with a picture of the finished labels (minus my address... in case any serial killers are reading):
Naturally, I had to DIY my STDs because I am so weird about having the same stuff as other people. And honestly, I couldn't really find any pre-made ones out there that I was really in love with. I think I made a good decision because this was a really inexpensive and fairly painless task, minus the envelope licking that Ryan is still complaining about to this day. Here is the cost breakdown:
Michael's: $13.00 for cardstock for labels and new Xyron cartridge
USPS: $50.40 for 120 stamps (we made extra cards)
Grand Total: $134.40!!