The babe is due in less than 2 weeks! I shared all the deets from my one of my baby showers last week. (The modern black and white shower and the Anthropologie inspired star baby shower deets will happen on Thursday!) So, today I’m spilling the beans about the DIY thank you cards I made to send to our sweet guests! I made a collage on picmonkey.com and uploaded then used to Microsoft word to make the thank you post cards. It’s easy, y’all!
First, make a collage of a few pictures and words on picmonkey.com. (Here’s a tutorial all about collage making on picmonkey!) I actually made 3 different collages to send to different groups of people. Here are my 3 collages:
Then, open Microsoft Word and search for a postcard template, like this:
I just picked the first one. Really all you want is the template, you will delete everything else anyway. Once you open the template, delete all of the hoopla and insert your collage from picmonkey, like this:
Then, add your return address and date and voila! Post card made. Well, kind of. Now, you have to print it. I always take my stuff to Staples to print because it’s super convenient and my color printer stinks. So, if you are not printing it at home, here are some tips:
- Bring your own cardstock… This will save you money.
- Save the file as a PDF and email it to yourself. That way when you get to the print place you can forward them the email with the PDF file.
- Ask to use a paper cutter. It’s free at Staples. They have a fancy cutting machine, but they charge you $2 a cut! I always just use the good ol’ paper cutter.
- FYI: post card stamps are .34 cents (It went up one cent on January 26, 2014)
Oh and tomorrow I’m gonna show y’all how I made glitter patterns on the front with Mod Podge!
Do you ever make your own cards? What program do you use to do it? Or do you do it by hand? Here are lots more snail mail cards I’ve made by hand: Pop up card, birthday cards, google fathers day card, words with friends mom day card, and happy wedding card.