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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Finished My First Real Etsy Order!

And I just had to brag about it!

I've already finished and shipped off a few orders of custom embossed napkins, but those aren't nearly as exciting and unique as this.  This order was for 70 Save the Date Magnets and coordinating custom envelopes.  She sent me a link to what she was thinking of for the magnet, with a few adjustments, and I created it myself!  Then I designed a monogram for her and made the magnets and the envelopes by hand.  It was pretty time consuming, but I couldn't be happier with the final product (and I hope the bride loves them as much as I do)!

Without further adieu, my first real Etsy order (with certain things blurred out for the bride and groom's privacy):
Why yes, that is a magnet - which is why it is on the fridge!

Close-up of the magnet being a magnet

Just the magnet

The front of the envelope

The back of the envelope
 Seriously, I love them.  The magnets are pretty straight forward (make the design, print on magnet paper) but for the envelopes I printed the monogram and return address on regular 8.5x11 paper, cut the paper down, cut the envelope liner and inserted on the back, then used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to turn the paper squares into an envelope, and finally embossed the flap with my Sizzix Texture Boutique.

So, what do you think?  Not bad for my first big sale, right?


  1. Love them! Can't wait to follow your wedding planning. I'm a 9/9/11 bride. We're almost date twins!!