Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tutorial: How to make What Does the Fox Say? notecards in 5 easy steps


Lettering Delights is giving away their What Does the Fox Say FB Cover Image for free. These images were intended to be used as the cover pictures for Facebook pages but since these are graphics, you can also use them for paper-crafting.


Think of these images as pre-designed projects and you'll get how you can quickly make a couple of easy bookmarks with them- just re-size, print, and cut them out! I used them to make some notecards instead.


Here is a 5-step tutorial to show you how I made my cards:

STEP 1:
Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I drew 3 rectangles with the following dimensions:

A: 2.57" x 6.945"
B: 3" x 7.375"
C: 6" x 7.375"

A indicates the smallest rectangle and is used to contain the graphic;
B indicates the medium rectangle and is used to contain the patterned paper;
C indicates the card base.

STEP 2:
Drag-and-drop the graphic onto the smallest rectangle (A), and drag-and-drop the patterned paper onto the medium rectangle (B). These two steps are similar to what I had demonstrated in the recent Halloween cupcake toppers tutorial. Click HERE to see that post if you had missed it.

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STEP 3:
Center the rectangles A and B using the Align Tool and group (CTRL+G) them together.

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STEP 4:
Using the Align tool again, Align-Center, followed by Align-Bottom the grouped shapes from Step 3 with the card base C.

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STEP 5:
Print the card and cut manually with the paper trimmer.

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To make a card with a different design, just ungroup (CTRL+U) the rectangles A and B and go through Steps 2 to 4 using a new graphic and a new patterned paper.


Files used:
What Does the Fox Say FB Cover Image (FREE!)
What Does the Fox Say paper pack.

5 comments :

  1. Jin, these notecards are just wonderful. The people at LD are lucky to have you demonstrating their products. You have a way of using them in a way that takes them way beyond "cutesy" I really enjoy your blog and all that you create. Thanks!

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  2. As usual another fantastic idea!!!!

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  3. Thank you. What a fantastic idea!

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  4. Thanks Jin...this is very cute and helpful!

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  5. Jin, i am sure you have answered this many times before but i am going to ask for one more.. what paper do you use? it looks so crisp and clean

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