Wednesday, May 30, 2012

lovely little 'handmade' cards

Sweet simple handmade cards, love 'em.

Doing them digitally so I can quickly made a bunch, love 'em even more.

A couple of weeks ago, I made these cards as prizes for my sister-in-law's baby shower. They turned out super cute so I just had to share. Each pack had five cards, one each of the cards above. I used digital elements and papers I already had in my files:

'shine on', heart, quatrefoil - from Crystal Wilkerson's Project Life Pack (Love these! I'm using in my Project Life Albums, so darling. You can also buy them in printable format.)
label - from Crystal Wilkerson's labels & stickers pack
chevron - from findingnana (Scroll down to bottom of the post for FREE download links)
font - Lobster Two

I made the cards by making a 3.75" x 5.25" (1/4 inch smaller than the finished card size) canvas in photoshop and sized the papers, elements, and text appropriately. Then I dragged that onto a 4"x6" canvas so I could run off as photos at Costco. Then I just had to trim the photos to size. I also rounded the corners with my handy little corner rounder. Funny story. This was the FIRST scrapbooking tool I EVER bought. Amazingly, I still had it in my crafting stash. (I hadn't scrapbooked in over a decade until I recently started doing Project Life.) I got it when I was like 15. I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread. Why I remember that...I have no idea. Miraculously, the thing still worked. That is one good product if it still is chugging along after 16 years.

Then I mounted the photos on basic cardstock notecards; don't forget the envelope! (I a set of 50 at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, envelopes included). I did 25 cards for right around $7.00. Score.

Tie up the cards with so me baker's twine and you are good to go!

Makes a great gift, prize, or even just a nice set of cards to have around. I hope to make some more cards using my own designs and when I do I will share them with you all. (I can't share these since the copyrights won't allow me.)

Happy Wednesday!


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