Friday, December 28, 2012

DIY hipster quote cards

While I haven't yet written about it here on the blog, I embarked on a weekly Project Life scrapbook album starting after the wedding. I've just gotten into the swing of it, really and plan to share it a bunch in 2013. To get started, I have a little bit of fun from the interwebs to share.

Many people of the scrapbooking/crafty/nerdy nature love using quotes in their work. Many companies offer pre-printed slogans, aphorisms, and well- to lesser-known quotes on cards, in tear-off stacks, etc. Last week I learned (via Jessica over at How About Orange) about a neat-o web tool for making your own little quote faux poster should you be less graphic design inclined (or just like it!). Recite This is a fun way to take any text and turn it into a little bitty faux poster.

Both quotes from a long long ago blog header

As it happens, many of these are just the right size (or nearly) for the 3x4 card slots in a Project Life page protector. With a little bit of Photoshop savvy (a bit of re-sizing and removing the logo such that it looks nicer for personal use in an album) you can have fun little gems like these:

use cream
A favorite Julia quote

emily dickinson
and a lovely bit of a poem

The site has lots of options for making your text pretty and even a collection of quotes should you not have your own ideas flowing. Some of the designs are limited by character number, some are square, some are landscape orientation. It's a lot of fun and with a little tweaking they can be printed for various projects (the resolution is such that they'll not print much more than a 4x6 max depending on the shape/size). Enjoy!


Vera Mihailovich said...

The new FB home of Quote Cards, Movie Cards, and Music Cards. Pick a quote, add a picture (yours or ours) and share on social media like Facebook.

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