I am so excited to share this little project! A couple of months ago I was approached by a dear old friend, (and bride-to-be!) to come up with a design for her bridesmaid cards. As soon as she told me her “pink lemonade” theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
For projects like this, a lot of times I will illustrate each of the components separately, and then put them together in Photoshop after the fact. This allows me to change the message easily, and better customize the details.
I had a ton of fun working on these cards, and I’m so excited for the happy couple!
Instead of running to the store to pick up your last minute Valentine’s, try printing them at home! In the spirit of love, I am happy to offer this ice-cream Valentine’s Day card as a free printable! Because, come on – you can’t have true love without honesty, and we all know who my ultimate special someone is.
This is an A2 size card, which means that when folded in half it measures 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches. Before printing, you can pick up some pre-cut A2 cards, from Staples, Michael’s, or if you are lucky enough to have your own local paper shop (swoon) I would try there first. Or if you don’t want to have 25+ blank cards on your hands, you can just make your own.
– Take any piece of plain white cardstock – I usually prefer about 80# – and cut a rectangle measuring 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches. If you have a paper cutter, I would recommend using that.
– Download the card printable at the bottom of this page.
– Place your cut cardstock, or pre-cut card into your printer, shortest side first.
– Print your card, making sure to print under the paper size setting for A2 greeting cards.
– To make a crisp fold, use a bone folder to score and fold your card in half.
– Write your own message inside the card, probably something witty about how you’re just joking, and you promise you love them more than sweets – when really you and I will know the truth.
– TaDah! Valentine’s Day is covered.
Yes, it’s true. I am among the hoards of people who begin to blog in the New Year, not to make it past the first month. Get ready for this ride. Hopefully it won’t be as short of one as I think.
In November 2012, I started a little blog, which still hangs out here. I was super proud that I stuck with it for as long as I did. (A measly 8 months.) However, I grew tired of it, and eventually it drifted away from me. I also have tumblr, which will remain where I anonymously fangirl over all the ridiculous obsessions I have. Trust me, you don’t want that link.
This past year I have started several new endeavors, the biggest one, and one I’m most proud of, being that I opened my first etsy shop. I’ve been having a huge blast, and I can’t wait to continue creating in 2015!
And because I am nothing if I don’t spread myself too thin, I’m also attempting a 365 project. Which I’ve started at least 2 times, and never finished. It’s happening, folks! It has to happen.
New year, new blog, new goals. Let’s do this!