sIt's been a few years since I moved, but I'd like to share this anyways. I wanted all our friends and family to know where we would be living, but traditional moving announcements cost so much I thought, "Hey, I can do this for almost nothing!"
Various colors of card stock: $4.00
Printer & printer ink: on hand
Stamps: depends on how many you send!
Rubber cement: $0.99
First, I needed some cardstock. I got some bright yellow, lilac, teal, and light green at Archivers in West Des Moines for about $0.80 cents each.
Then I cut the pieces down to size and printed the text. I found the saying online. The teal piece says:
Our belongings have been packed,
Our home is somewhere new,
And now that we've arrived,
We wanted to tell you...
Then the purple piece says: "We've Moved!" followed by our names and new address.
The yellow piece was the base, and I cut it to be 4" x 6". Like a postcard.
I cut the "house" piece to vaguely resemble a trapezoid. I really put those geometry skillz to use, yo! I wanted it to be whimsical, so that's why the house isn't a rectangle. I used rubber cement to adhere them together.
Then I added the door in lilac - another trapezoid.
I made the door handle from a paper-hole-puncher and white printer paper, and cut equilateral(ish) triangles for the roof.
Aaaaand the back, an invitation and postcard!
It was fun, crafty, and thrifty!