Chevrons = Fun, Easy, Trendy Save the Dates!
Everyone’s crazy about chevrons and so are we! They’re fun, they’re stylish, and they’re a quick and easy way to decorate wedding stationery.
We thought including some on a save the date would be just the thing to give your save the dates a modern edge and designer quality. Matched with a bold, oversized font, these simple save the dates have a certain je ne sais quoi.
Find out how to recreate this fun and simple design in the colors of your choice in the tutorial below!
Materials You’ll Need
- 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 (A2) Envelopes (We used Silver Ore)
- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) Flat Cards (Radiant White)
- 8 1/2 x 11 Paper – Text or Cover Weight for Chevron Pattern (Silver Ore)
- Scissors or Exacto Knife
1. Download Save the Date Template
Begin by downloading the printing templates zip file you will need for the design by clicking the link below. The file contains two Microsoft Word documents:
- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch printing template for save the date card (Chevron-Save-Date-4.25×5.5.doc)
- 8 1/2 x 11 document with 4 1/4 inch wide chevron designs to print then cut out (Chevron-Pattern-8.5×11.doc)
2. Customize Text
Open Chevron-Save-Date-4.25×5.5.doc and change the sample names, date, and location to your own. Experiment with font colors and sizes to find a look you like.
Note: The font pictured on this design is Stencil Std.
3. Print Cards
After customizing your card, print.
Need help? Check out our tips on printing custom card and paper sizes.
4. Open and Print Chevron Pattern
The Chevron Pattern sheet has seven sets of chevrons (two for each card). Just open, and print.
5. Cut Out Your Chevrons
Use a pair of scissors or an exacto knife to cut out each row of chevrons.
First, cut around the outside edges only. Then, cut through the middle of the rows to get your two rows of chevrons.
6. Adhere Two Chevron Rows To Each Card
Using your adhesive of choice, glue two chevron rows to each card beneath the text.
Do this by applying glue to the back of each row, then gently pressing down with your fingertips as you go along. Readjust them if you need to straighten them.