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Have a wonderful day

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Have a wonderful day

So if you were wondering what I was planning to do with the little cards I showed you on Thursday (in case you missed it see here), I was going to distribute them yesterday but decided not to take a chance that they’d get ruined in the rain.

Here’s a better look at the cover:

cover

And here’s the inside:

inside card

So this morning when I made my rounds I dropped some of them off at various places around town – a couple went to my favorite local shops, and a few at random places I’d never been to.

These were so easy to make! I used only materials I already had at hand. Here’s how I did it, but really your own creativity is the limit. Make some up for your friends, favorite business owners, or drop them off in random places where you think they might be appreciated. Who doesn’t like getting a card for no reason?

Materials:

Card stock, pencil, a thin marker pen, assorted stamps and ink, hole puncher, flower brads, and ribbon

Directions:

Fold card in half. I scored mine first to get a neater fold.

On the cover, draw a brief word or message in pencil – once you’re happy with how it looks, outline it in ink (or marker, or colored pencil). I chose to do a different pattern on each letter, but you could easily make it a solid color or the same pattern throughout.

On the inside, I used two stamps – one for the flower and one for the “have a wonderful day.” If you don’t have stamps you can freehand it – the idea is not to spend ages making “art” but to keep it whimsical and fun.

Finally, I punched a hole in the corner so I could thread the ribbon through and hang it on doorknobs. I added the flower brads through the front cover hole only for decoration.

That’s it! Distribute to anyone you think could use a good day, and make sure to tell them to spread the love.

By the way, I have a few more of these left, so if you didn’t get one yet, there’s still a chance you’ll see one somewhere around town tomorrow.

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About nora

I'm a writer, web designer, and all-around digital communications junkie.

2 responses »

  1. throughthemirrorofmymind

    Nora, I love the personal touch of homemade cards. It’s such a great idea, and one I’d never have thought of myself….esp in these days of rush and CVS. Thanls or inspiring creativity… it’s going to bring a smile to my face, and hopefully that of others.

    Val

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  2. i love homemade cards… and cards for no reason, so i figured others might too : )

    if you make any, share photos on our facebook page, I’d love to see them!

    Reply

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