Post # 1
I am placing half of these in the OOT boxes and the other half will be in a basket at the ceremony.
Spent about 8-10 hours making these because I split them up over a few nights while watching TV. Most of the time was spent folding tissues in half and then thirds to fit in the envelopes.
50 Glassine envelopes from Paper Source (bought at the store in Alexandria, VA) – $3.15
2 spools of Black Grosgrain Ribbon from Michaels- $2.63
Box of tissues on sale – $1.05
6 sheets of shipping label paper cut to business card size labels – $3.00
Double sided tape to hold the ribbon at both ends and to keep the envelope flap closed- ? already had it
Total: $9.83 for 50 Tears of Joy tissue packets
Post # 3
I love this…this is way to cute…I would love to do something like this but I was wondering where did you get your shipping labbels from….Did you get the shipping labels with the border around them?
Post # 4
The shipping labels can be found at any chain office store. They are whole sheets that can be printed on one side and are tacky on the other. I designed the individual labels by using a business card template on Word and used the border from something I found online for free. Then added a bolder edge around each business card to create the border. I originall had a personalized smaller matching label for the back with our name and date, but it just looked too busy.
Post # 5
I did something like this as well. Here are a few additional suggestions:
You can find the glassine envelopes from any stamp collector site; probably about 100 for the same price as your 50.
I bought the tissue from a dollar store. They happened to be carrying at the time the nice thick Tempo pocket tissues.
For my “sticker”, I used a Xryon sticker maker and a circle punch and made my own stickers with our colored printer. Mailing labels are good also.
Post # 6
A couple more comments:
With shipping, stamp companies can be more expensive depending on how many you need. I only wanted 50, so the clearance envelopes I bought in person were cheaper than buying online.
If you use pocket tissues, make sure to get bags that are that size. The bags I wanted to use are bigger than the pocket tissues. I didn’t like the empty space around it on one side, so I used full size heavy tissues and folded to fit exactly. You can save a lot of time buying the pocket tissues at the dollar store, just make sure the envelopes are about the same size as the folded tissue.
If you don’t have a Xyron, which I didn’t want to spend the money on one. You can also use free business cards from Vistaprint (pay for shipping only) and tape/glue them on. I was trying to go for the cheapest way possible, and my colors are black and white so I didn’t need color.
Post # 7
I cant find these evnvelopes anywhere? Any suggestions on where I could find them at a local store?
Post # 8
I wasn’t able to find them locally, so I bought them when I was visiting family in a state that had a Paper Source. I would suggest a stamp store, perhaps calling and finding out if they carry glassine envelopes.
Post # 9
I made some “tears of joy” tissue packets of my own.
I got the envelopes on ebay (though it took a bit to find them) but they were quite cheap.
I got some very pretty labels from etsy.
Check out mine if you would like.