We Lived Happily Ever After: Use Cookie Cutters to "Write Shapes" on Greeting Cards!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Use Cookie Cutters to "Write Shapes" on Greeting Cards!


I've been doing so much letter writing the last 2 months (my husband is at USMC Boot Camp and I've been writing him a letter every day) 


I am one of those people who just can't stand buying cards. I prefer to make them. Before we got married, my husband and I made it a tradition to create personal cards for each other instead of buying pre-made ones. I treasure all those hand made cards. It's really romantic, actually. :)

So with all my letter writing these last weeks, I've been having fun coming up with card designs. One idea that I came up with was to use a cookie cutter as a template for "writing a shape" on the front of the card.

You don't have to use a cookie cutter though. Just draw and then cut out your shape on a sheet of paper. 

The cookie cutter part is just to make it easier for people who hate freehand drawing. :)

Here is how I made my Heart Card:


Super easy! 

You can make it personal or fill it with a poem or verse. Think of all the shape possibilities! They are only limited by the shapes you can come up with!


Have fun!



17 comments :

  1. Great idea! I wrote my husband everyday while he was in bootcamp also:)

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  2. Love your idea!! will be great with a christmas tree shape!! Thank you!! Cindy

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  3. That is a great idea! I'm going to save it for my kids class Thursday night at church. They will love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love this! I may just start my Christmas cards early now.

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  5. What a creative idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi Hannah, I was wondering if you might know how to do this in Photoshop. I am attempting to get this sort of effect...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/109795158/teacher-gift-retirement-thank-you-gift?ref=shop_home_active_10

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    1. Other than manually spacing your text, I am not sure how to do that in Photoshop. Sorry! XOXO

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  7. Such a simple, meaningful card idea. I wonder, though, why in pencil first, then pen, then erase? Have you used a specific paper? Card stock? Again, very nice. Sue Griffore

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    1. The pencil is just a way for people to make sure all their text fits in. So in other words, it's a draft version. Hope that helps! :)

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  8. I love this idea! It would work for special cards to anyone. Thank you for sharing. May your husband and those around him stay safe.

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  9. I love all your posts! You're such a creative person! :D

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  10. Simple but brilliant idea.....just found you via Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

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