Creating Your Own Notecards

I’m a HUGE card-sender. I have been ever since I can remember. Someone’s sick? I send a get-well card. Someone lost a family member? I send a sympathy card. You get the idea. Although I love technology and all it has to offer (phone calls, emails, Facebook, etc.), I think there’s a lot to be said for going to the mailbox and pulling out an actual hand-written note from someone who cares about you.

My favorite little “thinking of you” notecards come from Hallmark, but hello, Hallmark gets expensive sometimes! And there are even times when you just don’t like “the look” of what’s in stock when you’re in the store.

So when I ran out this time, I decided to make my own!

I’ve really been liking the Chevron patterns here recently. At first, I’ll admit, I thought they were ugly. But they’ve grown on me! You know the ones I’m talking about?

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These! (Click the pic above and you’ll find a HUGE variety of them…for FREE!) You’re welcome!

Have you seen the teal, navy and white color combos? I’ve really been liking that look, too, so I decided to search for something specific. I went to the images option on Google and searched for “navy blue chevron pattern”. Here’s what I came up with:

navy blue peacock chevron paper

Perfect! (Click the pic if you want to use it, too!)

I then headed over to PicMonkey for a “label”. Do you know how to make labels in PicMonkey? Here’s a great tutorial from Hi Sugarplum! CLICK HERE!

Here’s what I came up with, using the background I had already grabbed, and adding a label I designed myself:

Thinking of You

I dropped it into a Publisher document for ease of setup (but you can use your favorite design program), and created some cards! The above graphic on the front, and the “Designed by” emblem on the back. (I normally add that emblem so people know I created the card myself, as well…plus, it’s there in case someone tries to pass it off as their own!) You like?

I always have white cardstock on hand, and I always have ink for my printer, and I always have notecard-size envelopes, so I was set!

Both

Tada

Final

I dropped three cards in the mail as soon as I had finished! Easy peasy!

Think of how many pretty cards you could make! Try it! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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