This is my version of Stampin'Up's "Show on the go". I bought 2 "Cork Boards" from Costco. ($ ~20.00 ea) Took them apart and threw the cork and cheap board away. Went to Home Depot and had 2 boards of masonite (~$10.00) cut to fit and then I took my chop saw and cut the corners off. Purchased some padded ©Velcro fabric (commercial wide) (~$50.00) and adhered (3M Super 77 adhesive) the fabric to the front and BACK of the masonite boards. Put the frame back on over the masonite and fabric....done....nope not yet. Put 2 hinges on it so it would fold up to carry. Add a handle and now its done! Along with the ©Velcro fabric came a role of sticky ©Velcro dots that I put on the back of clear envelopes. Now the envelopes are reusable and I do not have to throw them away just rearrange them with new card inserts. The cards are protected and they do not have the Sticky on the back of the card! I was told that makes the cards more professional looking too. I purchased a black table cloth from Bed, Bath & Beyond (~$20.00) and had a fold in half portable table to put it all on. Now I know my time is worth money but I could not see buying the SU's version when I have the time to make my own "better" version. I covered the back also so I can add cards to that If I am at a boutique or show where people walk around the whole table or booth. Now for me without the time added in I only spent $20.00+$20.00 cork boards+$10.00 masonite+$50.00 fabric +20.00 tablecl0th +8.00 (misc: hinges, spray glue) Total Approx: $128.00. For me This was the least expensive route and I am proud of what I created for the amount of money. Plus I am not buying a $41.00 tablecloth!!! Unless it is a Damask embroidered antique! Now I can spend more on Stamp sets! Their price for just the Velcro board + Table cloth $236.90
SU total:SHOW ON THE GO
Item # Description Packaged Amounts Price
102096 Show on the Go Kit 1 $269.95
100487 Velcro Display Board (Pair) w/100 Velcro Dots 1 $194.95
100419 Black Tablecloth (8' long) 1 $41.95
100875 Black & White Logo Banner (2' x 3') 1 $25.95
I want to thank Lorraine for giving me the inspiration. Her Boutique pictures got me all fired up!