Sunday, November 14, 2010

graph paper notecards

Here's another homemade gift I've made with my mom for a previous Christmas: graph paper notecards. This is basically the easiest homemade gift ever, but it's great because it can be customized in a million ways to suit your recipient.

Supplies:
  • Graph-ruled 4X6 index cards (mine are from Staples)
  • Computer
  • Printer
All you need to do is open a word processing program, set the page size to 4X6, type whatever you want at the top, and print a stack.

You can play around with different words and colors ...

... or different fonts and monograms ...
... or make a personalized stack in one color/font or many ... possibilities are endless!
Easy and cute packaging suggestion: a bit of ribbon and a sharpie (who doesn't love a sharpie?!).
These are a great little gift for a teacher, co-worker, or hostess, and they're quite economical: 100 notecards cost me about $2.50, and you could do a few sets with that (just want a respectable looking stack thickness...). You can buy sharpies individually at some places like Staples; otherwise get a big set (even at Hobby Lobby - with coupon!) and break it apart for individual gifts.

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9 comments:

  1. um, cute and all, but you didn't reference YO MA MA who was instrumental in coming up with this ideas years ago. just saying.

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  2. you're in the first sentence! but yes, i should acknowledge it's completely your idea.

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  3. You are right - who doesn't love a Sharpie? These are darling!

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  4. Cute! :) Thanks, Anne's mom! ;)

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  5. I love the graph style index cards. I've never noticed them before.

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  6. so previous!!! If you have a chance come link up at Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  7. adorable, and a great teacher gift! I've never seen those fancy index cards..will have to look for them.

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