Friday, August 10, 2012
Hi all…Kylie here!! :o) It has been quite awhile since I’ve posted a hybrid project…was it around Christmas time? – hmmm, where does the time go! So…I thought it would be wise to ease back into it, lol! (Wait until you see what I’ve got in store for next month…it’s a biggin’!!) Today, on the other hand, is a simple little project that you can whip up in a jiffy and it is the perfect project for those of you in BACK TO SCHOOL mode! So…what are we making today? – Lunch Box Notecards :o) …cool, huh?!
I think it is a super-cute idea to pop one of these sweet notecards into your child’s lunch box (or lunch bag!)…little notes of love, encouragement and cheery smiles! A lil’ something to brighten their day…from someone they love.
To make your own cards:
Create a standard paper size (8.5×11 letter or A4…whatever you normally use) work area in your photo editing software eg. PS/PSE etc
Decide the size of each card and how many you wish to design. I went with our Shoppe Piece-A-Cake Badge Album & Fun Flash Cards size of 3.28×2.45 inches and created eight (8) unique designs. If you are planning to make a bulk amount you may like to consider designing them at a standard business card size and have them printed/trimmed at a photo lab…a little research goes a long way to saving time and money…and printer ink!!!
use your shape tool to create your card base…tip: use the Fixed Size options on the shape tool bar
next is all about building your design…clipping your papers, adding your elements and some text
For my cards (soon to be yours, once you download them!!) I used Hopscotch and it’s school additions along with a few little elements from a couple of other Shabby Princess kits. It’s all about raiding your scrapbooking supply stash…there are so many cute things you can use…and not just standard kit elements, like a flower or two. Why not search out the little word art sentiments or word stamps - Heartfelt, Gracie, Clementine, Barefoot and Giggle box are my faves. Don’t forget to look in the miscellaneous and embellishments sections of the Shoppe…lots of goodies to found there – like the calendar doodles…perfect for a small notecards where it’s probably best to keep it simple and fuss free!
Time for your freebie!! :o) You can click the image below to download the printable 8.5×11 jpeg…OR…simply click HERE!
I hope you enjoy these notecards (and find them useful)! Thanks for checking in with us today and have a wonderful weekend!! Monday is LOTW…see u then! xo