Vintage National Park save-the-date posters #Invitations#camping#diy invitations#invitations#save the date February 16 2010 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin OBT member Alaura got some really unique inspiration when it came time to create her STDs. "I discovered some vintage posters done in the 1930's by the WPA for the National Park system, and decided to take a picture from one of our hikes and turn it into that kind of poster." Are these not the coolest STDs for outdoorsy type couples? And Alaura and her Joe are exactly that — in fact, their honeymoon is going to be all about camping and hiking in a National Park. So these are so perfect! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Heather & Jacob's 1930s inspired, outdoor, vegetarian, lunch-time wedding NEXT Perfect little wedding shrugs from OkaySK Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] These are so awesome! I did consider a similar theme but couldn't figure out how to do it. So – how were they made? Reply If my Photoshop-sense is correct, I'd guess that they opened the image in Photoshop and used the Cutout filter on it, then set the text over top. Very clever – turned out quite cute! Reply You are correct! I used the cutout filter in Photoshop and discovered some nifty free fonts that mimicked WPA poster fonts. So excited to be OMG'd! Reply Alaura – these are incredible and inspiring! But really I'm just commenting to tell you that you and I are getting married on the same popular day, at two different national parks (mine is in WA)! Yay for outdoorsy weddings! Reply That's so great! We actually bought a bunch of the WPA National Parks postcards this summer and are planning to use them as our reply cards/invitations! I love the design so much! Reply Great idea. I saw something similar on You Tube where the couple made a 10-15 minute mini-movie all about them. A little over the top, very cool and definitely offbeat! They got so many hots that they had to make it private. Too bad cause it was really inventive. Reply We did a very similar design based on the WPA posters! We love visiting the National Parks and picking up both the reproduction & the newly designed posters – and in fact we have a bunch framed on our wall! For our Save the Dates, we had an amazing graphic designer draw our reception site (which is a tiny cottage and lawn overlooking the ocean in San Diego at UCSD). (I'm Photoshop-deficient… but get me in front of scissors & paper & that's another story!) We directed guests to our website, and then we posted more info about the National Parks posters there as well. So glad to see others appreciating this amazing art & translating it into a meaningful art form! Reply this is awesome! I want to have my table names be the names of National Parks, trying to figure out how to design the table cards…any thoughts? Reply I know this is late in the game, but I cut cardboard into rectangles, and attached National Park postcards to them with photo corners. I DIY'd table number holders by buying oversized 6" clothespins from Hobby Lobby and stood them on their ends and hot glued the bottoms of them to flat unfinished wood pieces that were in the shapes of moose and bears! It was a very simple project that took me, my MOH and one of our best men one night to complete. There are pictures of the table names on my OBT profile. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.