Er, I mean stationary? Leave me alone about my terrible title, or no gift for you.
A few days ago, I suddenly needed to write a note to the moms of Son’s classmates. There was just one problem, I don’t have any note paper. I don’t even have a notepad, much less actual stationary. How bad was I going to look scribbling out a message on random scratch paper like I do with my grocery lists? I decided I couldn’t be that lame, and so I devised a plan. I figured I could quickly draw up my own stationary design, and print it from my home printer.
So I looked through the internet for inspiration, and decided since it was spring, and since I just got to know my dandelions, I’d go with a dandelion theme. The next step was to find an image I could work with.
Whenever I do image work on the computer, I turn to Google Image search to get me started. I searched for dandelion, and then narrowed my search to “line drawing.” Once I found an image I liked, I saved it, and pulled it into Illustrator.
I played with my images, and moved them around until I had them where I liked it…
Once I had my flowers in place, I drew very faint lines across my paper to divide it into quarters. My next step was to print. Luckily, my printer can do border-less printing.
I chose to print my new notecards onto cream colored cardstock left over from my wedding 5 years ago, since it was what I had on hand. Then, I had to cut it.
This is why I drew the faint lines. With them, and you can almost see them in the photo above, I knew just where to place my ruler and blade.
When I was finished, they looked like this…
Not bad for free stationary, huh?
So the gift? I thought I’d share a PDF of my stationary file, you know, in case you have to write 9 notes to fellow moms, or something prettier for your grocery list….