Friday, December 12, 2008

A quick and fun gift for writers, note takers, anyone really

I have quite a few friends and family who like to read, hand write notes and keep track of quotes and such and thought that personalized note cards would be a perfect handmade gift for them!

Super easy to create and customize, here's what I did.

1- Quick field trip to Michael's to find note cards... they have all kinds of colors and sizes to choose from. You an buy as little as ten cards with envelopes or note cards only in bulk value packs.

2- Make a template in Word by changing the Page Layout to the size of the paper you purchased. For example, the note cards I made above are 5.5" by 7.5".

3- Figure out what you would like the note cards to say. Popular things for notes are:
From the Desk of _____
Heather's Hopes or Mary's Musings or Daydreams of Darren's or ... you get the idea
Places to go, People to see
Go through the various fonts Word has to offer to find ones that you think will best suit the gift recipients' personality.

4- If you would like accompanying doodles, do a Google search and find free clipart to add to the cards. In the note cards above, I looked up birds, flowers and squiggles. It is all up to your imagination to be as serious or as silly as you wish.

5- Print one out to see if you like it prior to doing a big run. Make any changes as necessary and then print away!

Please let me know if you make them and if you come up with other clever add-ons. I'd love to see pics!

Happy Printing!