Since we were engaged for 18 months, people kept asking more and more about it. We had told them a date but even by 10 months out, people wanted something mailed to them.
We went for a ribbon number but I wanted to do something a little different. I used the sizzix to cut out the tree and card. Used the sizzix to emboss the dots on the flap and used a stamp and heat embossing to do the "Save the Date" We printed on regular 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and chalked in the color. To add a little flavor to it, we added hearts from a small stamp to act as apples.
If I could have done it differently, I would have hot glued the numbers onto the ribbon instead of laminating them on. The laminating failed sometimes and the ribbon got sticky from it. but they turned out fantastic.
Total cost: around $25 for all 16 made and sent making them $1.56 each