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Post by jessicabree on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:16 pm

I like to make cards using my left over scraps, but too often I struggle with the sentiment. I am not a great stamper. I tend to mess them up. And stamp sets are not cheap, and I get bored with the one stamp I bought. Plus I never seem to have the color ink I want.

Well today I have an easy little idea for you - printing your own sheet of card sentiments. **IF YOU DON'T MAKE CARDS - this can still be a great technique for printing date labels, journaling spots, etc. **



What is great about making your own sentiments is:
  1. You can make them in any size or color you want
  2. You can download free fonts so you can change up the look from elegant to masculine to playful depending on the card you are making
  3. Its easy to add basic shapes around your sentiment using shapes in PowerPoint (or Open Office, a FREE version of MS Office)
  4. If you pre-print a sheet or two then you have a sentiment ready for those last minute cards
  5. The only cost is the ink and piece of card stock


A few basic HOW-TO's:
  • Open up a new file in PowerPoint, Open Office (presentation document) or Photoshop (8.5 by 11)... If you don't have any of these software programs, I highly recommend Open Office. Its a free software that you can download and install, and comes with several programs similar to MS Office programs.
  • Type out your sentiments. Play with the size, color, and fonts. Even if you don't have a color printer you can see get a lot of different looks.
  • Try adding shapes around your sentiments for a fancier look, such as circles, stars, or "tags" from digi kits.
  • Print out your sheet(s) of sentiments onto card stock and cut out. You can try using circle punches to make it faster to cut out the circle shapes.
  • Feeling lazy? I made a very simple sheet for you using free fonts and basic shapes. You can get the file here.


Here is a quick shot of a card I made using a printed sentiment. I made a black circle and used white text to get this look (this image is included in the file I linked up above). I printed it onto a light cream card stock so it would match my October Afternoon papers.



(I will share these fonts with you this month as well Smile in Font Friday)
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Re: 1.13 Thrifty Thursday - Card Sentiments

Post by KimL141 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:05 am

What a great idea Bree! And thanks for the page of sentiments!

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Post by Tamara on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:10 am

that is an awesome idea!
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Post by ScrapHappy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:21 am

Niiiiiiiice!
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Post by jennaroo on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:51 am

Awesome idea!

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Post by asarasota on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:27 am

beautiful card, love the concept!

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Post by rukristin on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:54 pm

Love it!

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Post by ceekay on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:43 pm

What a great idea Bree!
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Post by leslie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:07 pm

great idea!
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Post by Katie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:09 pm

I love to do this because even when I stamp I stamp crooked. Smile
I hadn't thought to add the shapes though. Great idea!

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Re: 1.13 Thrifty Thursday - Card Sentiments

Post by Cherie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:15 pm

This is a great idea, Bree!

Awhile ago, I found an Excel file of sentiments on SplitCoast Stampers website. I saved it to my Google Docs. You can access the file here.

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Post by jessicabree on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:12 pm

Oh Thanks a lot Cherie! I will have to check it out Smile
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Post by jessicabree on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:13 pm

Cherie it didn't work for me!
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Re: 1.13 Thrifty Thursday - Card Sentiments

Post by Cherie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:22 pm

For some reason, when I first create Google docs the link doesn't work!

Try this: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzWOpVipj9JZMzFlYjlhMzQtYTkwYS00MjdkLWJjYTctODY2ODJiNmUyYWJk&sort=name&layout=list&num=50
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Post by jessicabree on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:26 pm



Nope
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Re: 1.13 Thrifty Thursday - Card Sentiments

Post by Cherie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:52 pm

OMG it's pissing me off! lol I changed it from anyone with a link to public so you SHOULD be able to see it......

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzWOpVipj9JZMzFlYjlhMzQtYTkwYS00MjdkLWJjYTctODY2ODJiNmUyYWJk&sort=name&layout=list&num=50
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Post by Cherie on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:53 pm

BTW, you have to download it to be able to see it....
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Post by jessicabree on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:57 pm

Now it says download
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Re: 1.13 Thrifty Thursday - Card Sentiments

Post by Laura on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:10 pm

GREAT idea!

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