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Encrypted Save-the-Date How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2010

What You'll Need
American Paper Optics spy glass decoder lens (
Paper Presentation A7 envelope

How-To Make the Save-the-Date
1. Download clip art for the text of the card, the red-squiggle design, the note for the lens, and the envelope liner (on the 3rd page).
2. Input details of your event into the editable file, and print onto card stock.
3. Print the red-squiggle design over the text by running the same card through the printer again.
4. Stamp our "look closer" note onto the decoding lens (send our clip art to a rubber-stamp maker, such as Stamp-Worx 2000.
5. Print blue envelope liner. Cut to fit the envelope. Adhere with glue stick.

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  • BrittyCakes 31 Dec, 2011

    To anyone who may be considering these save the can be done! If you have a photo editing program in your computer (or you can download a free version of one) you can lighten the blue letters and then print the red over it-it works perfect! Also, I ordered a custom made stamp to put on the handle of the spy glasses to say "formal invitation to follow" They turned out really great! These can get a bit pricey-printer ink, envelopes, adds up quickly! But it's worth it!

  • Abybaby 3 Jan, 2011

    I was thinking about using these as our Save The Dates, did you find a way where the blue wasn't showing or did you end up choosing a different Save The Dates?

  • tawandrey 29 Nov, 2010

    Has anyone made these? I just printed one out and although I am in love with the idea, you can totally see the the blue SAVE the date writing without a decoder. Ideas????