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Quick Gifts: DIY Printed Notecards

22 Jul

Yesterday I had one of those “crap I need to bring a gift” moments. You see, I was invited to a graduation party for the sister of a friend. So, I didn’t want to show up empty-handed, but my willingness to pay for this type of gift was about $10 or less. And the moment this “you need to bring a gift” realization hit me was the moment I was leaving the house. And since giving booze to teenagers is frowned upon, I couldn’t do my standard grab a bottle of wine out of the rack and call it a day moves.

Which is why it’s handy to have blank stationary in my craft kit and notecard design pdfs saved on my computer. Open one of the card designs, load notecards into the printer, and hit print. Quick, easy, DIY notecards.

I have a variety of designs that are my “go-tos” for gifts. The ones above are my ‘hello cards.’ Hola, bonjour, ciao bella.

I also have thank-you cards like this.

I really like the old-fashioned type key font on this one. And the accent letter.

For notecards I use 4.5 x 5 inch folded cards, but you could easily use flat cards or a larger size as well. I like the folded notecards because they strike me as more formal.

Quick, easy, inexpensive to make but impressive to give. Which is the way I like it.

What is your go-to gift when you’re in a rush?

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2 Responses to “Quick Gifts: DIY Printed Notecards”

  1. Nine Cent Girl July 23, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Hysterical “crap I need to bring a gift” !!! And what a fantastic solution!! I hope you don’t mind but I am stealing it… so thank you!

    • cakerypapery July 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Steal away! I make different versions of these all the time–I can print at home, and the notecards are inexpensive to buy! Craft stores always have a bunch of different colors, varieties of paper stock, and lots of coupons!

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