Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Invitations are ready for Distribution

Designing/layouting the invitations, tarpaulin, magnets is what I really like doing for my kids’ party. I want to save even a little through these things. Having them done outside requires you to pay extra services that sometimes don’t really satisfy your likes. Since, I know a little about photoshop, I can do it myself. And the “personal touch” effect makes it more rewarding.

My goal is to have an invitation with a 4x3 size. To save printing cost, I made the layout in a 4in x 6in paper size, of course using photoshop and some downloaded free scrapbooking embellishments. Have it printed in a photo developing center on a 4x6 or 4R photo paper that cost at P6.50 each.

My plan was to make our own envelop, but because it’s very time consuming and I did found a ready-made envelop at the bookstore, I settled buying the scented envelop at P 8.50 for a pack of 5. 

For the assembling part, I showed hubby how to put the ribbons on the upper left corner of the invitation for the flipping the next page effect, and let him do the rest. Marunong din naman pala paggugustuhin lang hehehe

So while I was at work yesterday, hubby finished assembling the 30 pieces invitations! Hurray! Ako na lang daw and mag sulat ng pangalan sa labas ng invitation, kasi pangit daw writing niya hehehe which I gladly did last night. 

To sum it up..

Layout – Free
Printing – 30 pieces x P6.5 = P195
Envelop – 6 packs x P8.5 = P81
Ribbon – 5 meters x P2.5 = P12.5
One hole ticket puncher = P49.50
Total Invitation: P338.00 

A total cost of P338.00 for a 30pcs invitations is way cheaper than having it done outside.