It is super easy and cheap to make your own save the date magnets. Make this watercolor save the date magnet for the same price as a couple of cups of coffee!
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Materials for DIY Save the Dates
Adhesive Magnetic Sheets – There are tons of different sized adhesive magnetic sheets to choose from on Amazon.
Copy Paper – Any copy paper works
Printer – I use a color inkjet printer
Transparent Watercolor PNGs – Check out my Watercolors Texture Kit which includes 45 different watercolor texture samples.
Making the Save the Date Template
It is super easy to make these designs in any editor. A few examples that I like to use include Microsoft word, Powerpoint, Google Slides….
I’m going to provide a few screenshots of how to make the edits in Cricut Design Space but the transparent PNGs have the backgrounds cut out and can be used in the same way with all other editors.
Upload the transparent PNG as you would any other file. Mark the image as complex to preserve the details.
The background has already been removed, so there is no need to select and erase.
Save the image as a Save as a Print then Cut Image.
Adding Text to the Save the Date Template
After uploading the transparent PNG, resize it to your liking.
Then create the text overlay. Then select all items and “slice”.
Create the background shape and any additional text you would like to add outside of the watercolor graphic.
Select all items and “Flatten”.
Then just print the design.
Adding the Design to the Magnetic Sheet
My advice here is to stick the whole sheet of paper onto the magnetic sheet before cutting.
Then continue with cutting on your machine or by hand.
Additional Tips for Cutting Magnetic Sheets with the Cricut
Use the Deep Cut Blade if you have it.
Also, consider placing your whole design on the watercolor piece. It looks really cool to have the cutout be just the splatter dot.
That’s it! Super easy.