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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HANDMADE NOTE CARDS

I think I've mentioned before, every time I use my Silhouette machine I learn something new....and this project stood true to that fact.  Both my daughter and I were in need of some notecards and to me, if you have the ability to customized your cards, then by all means do it!  So, here's a couple that I put together recently.
The template of this "thanks" card was something I purchased from the Silhouette online store, so I can't take credit for that.  But, I will take credit for the color combo and the fabric and burlap flowers as the finishing touches.

I cut the design using an ivory card stock, then used a navy blue card stock underneath to highlight the design and lettering.  

A handwritten note and a gift card on the inside and it's the perfect touch for a special someone.

The teal note card below is ALL MINE.....and boy, did I learn a lot on this project.  For those of you who know of my daughter's photography business, teal is her official color and the KB logo has been her trademark since she began her business six years ago.
This project allowed me to learn how to "weld".  I won't go into the detail, because there are a number of  YouTube videos out there on the subject.  The one that I found most helpful was a little British lady who did an awesome job of showing each step along the way.    I would pause the video at each step and actually complete it as she did it.   What a huge help!

I knew I wanted to incorporate the KB logo and use teal as the backing, but until I learned how to "weld" the letters, it was completely cutting the KB out of the cardstock....so frustrating!!     You should have heard me squeal when it actually worked!!  

To finish it off, I actually typed out her message on the teal cardstock, sent the cardstock through my printer and then cut and glued them to the white cover.  Now they're all ready to go, and she just grabs one as she needs it.   So this one is actually more of a "postcard" design with the message on the back side, whereas the Thanks card is a tent style with the message on the inside.

I'm so pleased with how they turned out, and now they're both saved in my design files, so I'm all good to go the next time I need to make some!

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