But this move, I was going to get it right. Never mind the fact that we'd been at two other addresses since then. This time would be different.
Vellum paper (I found it on Amazon)
Colored paper or card stock
A pin or small hole-punch (I originally used a regular hole punch and the hole was too big for the fasteners)
Decorative paper fasteners
An editing program like PicMonkey
Envelopes (Mine came from a stationary pack I bought at Wal-Mart once upon a time)
I could do a fancy step by step tutorial but, let's face it, this is what the counter actually looked like as I was putting these together.
1. Design your announcement on PicMonkey (or whatever program you choose to use). I took a map outline from Google Images, and added some detail to it (that idea was what I definitely borrowed from the creative Kayla)
2. Print it onto your vellum.
3. Cut card stock to fit your envelopes.
4. Cut your vellum to fit over your card stock. It does not have to be perfect. I did some wavy lines, rounded corners, etc, to make them look intentionally imperfect. It's easier that way too. I don't have a fancy paper-cropper.
5. Poke a hole through the vellum and card stock with a pin and then add your paper fastener.
You may wonder why I've blacked-out the zip code. Well, the 7-1-9 has a billion zip codes.
They're pretty specific to the address.
Done! Truth be told, I had no idea where to find vellum paper. You can find it at Wal-Mart, but that's pretty hit or miss. It's cheaper at Wal-Mart, but the quality of what I found on Amazon was better.
They had it at Michael's too, but it was about 50 cents per sheet. I got a pack of 50 for $15 on Amazon.
This project probably cost $30, in addition to the envelopes that I had already. However, you'd probably pay at least $30 to have professional moving announcements printed up, and now I have supplies left over for another project if I ever happen to feel crafty again. (This doesn't happen very often.)