Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DIY Announcements

This past weekend my sweet husband graduated and started a new chapter in both our lives. He's been working on this degree for most of our married life and I'm so proud of him to have stuck it out!
Months ago when it was time to send out announcements he winced at paying big bucks for boring ones everyone else had.
I think I may have rubbed off on him :)
He wanted something that would sort of represent his degree, Computer Engineering. We brainstormed and came to the conclusion we HAD to use giant floppy discs.

 5 1/4" Floppy's were purchased off good ole eBay, new in the box! Super cheap... as they should be :)

Nice little sleeves. M wanted to actually put a file on the disk, like a map of OSU or something. We figured no one would have a computer to actually read these bad boys!

 Obviously we needed to cover up the 3M and get the actual announcement info on there somehow.

 So we got Pistol Pete from the campus media people and I whipped up this little sticker.

 Much better! We also used the lined stickers at the top corner to write the names of family/friend it was for.

 For the envelopes I made a quick run to the library book sale and found a programming manual for a computer not even made anymore. Lined stickers for the front address and yes, these require extra postage!

And a little custom sticker for the back return address. Perfectly old school :)
We were really happy how they turned out! And I think the sleeve could hold all sorts of other info like a map, tickets, or photo. And cheap, so so cheap.

I have no clue why the other two kids weren't in this... most likely hanging out with an aunt or uncle they rarely get to see.
And now onto more stressful things ~dum dum duuuuummmm~ MOVING! eep.


Briana Shepley said...

How fun and creative! Congrats to your man!

Anonymous said...

The floppy disks are so cool and funny. I agree- the "joston" school announcements are ridiculously overpriced. High fives to your hubby. Way to go!