After the cost of moving to a new home, the last thing you want to do is spend more money informing friends and family of your new address. But for those of you who want to send a thoughtful piece of snail mail to mark this exciting occasion, we can show you how to make your own inexpensive moving announcements with our free template downloads, some paper and rubber stamps!
DIY Inexpensive Moving Announcements (with Free Downloads!)
Step 1: Create Your Stamp
Instead of purchasing expensive, personalized prints, creating a custom stamp offers more versatility and longevity. If you want, you’ll have the ability to customize your announcement to each recipient, and depending on your design, you can use the stamp to create announcements for the next time you move.
We’ve created five different designs to use to make a moving announcement stamp. Go ahead and download your favorite(s), and follow the instructions below to make your stamp.
Free Moving Announcement Templates
Choose Your Stamp Mount
Once on the customizing page, click the image icon and then “ADD NEW GRAPHIC.” Browse for the stamp design you downloaded.
Add the graphic and adjust it to where you want. Then add it to your cart!
Step 2: Stamp Your Design.
Put your new stamp to use! Stamp an impression in the ink color of your choice on plain construction paper.
Step 3: Back it with Patterned Paper.
Cut out the impression and use some adhesive to back it with colorful scrapbooking paper.
Then decide if you want to make a folded card or notecard.
Foam adhesive circles are a great way to add some dimension to your announcement.
Step 4: Make a Matching Envelope.
Another bonus of making your own card is that you can make a matching envelope. This Envelope Template Kit from Paper Source is a handy tool to have in your crafting arsenal.
First, trace the size of the envelope you need for your handmade card with a template. We used the same purple paper that was used for part of the card.
Score, Cut and Fold
Score the paper in the slots on the envelope template, then cut out your tracing. Fold the envelope on the scored lines.
Adhere the edges of the side and bottom flaps together (we used a tape runner), taking extra care not to get any stickiness on the inside of the envelope.
Tip: Once you’re completely finished with your card and ready to send it, you can close the envelope using a tape runner, a sticker or some washi tape.
Step 5: Utilize an Address Stamp.
Step 6: Decorate the Envelope.
After taking the time to decorate your moving announcement, you’ll want to make a great first impression with a stunning envelope as well. RubberStamps.com’s Happy Mail Cling Stamp Set offers a variety of designs to spruce up any snail mail you send.
Making DIY moving announcements with rubber stamps as compared to printing can save you money and guarantee that you’ll have a one-of-a-kind look!