I promise it's not my intention to make regular mention of Jim Carrey here or, for that matter, to rhyme so inadvertently, but the project above and the downloadables below are at least partly inspired by his story. You probably know the one – he wrote himself a post-dated $1million cheque to help him stay focused on his goals (becoming an inordinately wealthy and successful actor). All things considered, it hasn't worked out too badly for Jim, so a few weeks ago, I decided to have a stab at something based on similar (although prettier) principles. At the time, a set of 'please, please make us an offer' cards would probably have got more use around here, but in the spirit of positive-thinking, I went for 'we're moving' instead. Not being wholly into delayed gratification, I printed off a more generic version, too, and used the flowers from this über-cute Kitschy Digitals kit to decorate the bottom of both.
And then I thought it might be nice to share a little bit of the useful-notecard love, whether you're moving, lovely or something else entirely. Sound good? Here's the info.
:: Altogether, there are eight different messages – 'we're moving', 'hello, lovely', 'have I told you lately…', 'aide-mémoire' (a posh sort of 'don't forget'), 'what's up, Buttercup?', 'with love', 'hey you', and a scrap-happy, 'so, here's the thing'.
:: There are two printed on each page, sized to fit A4 and/or 8.5x11 sheets of printer paper (because near here or over there, I love you equally) and ready for you to trim to size. Finishing them off with a corner-rounder is entirely optional.
:: You don't have to use them as notecards. They'd also work as journalling spots for scrapbooking or, if clipped together, smart notepads and shopping lists.
:: The bottom of each card is left blank, either for you to add a digital element like I did, or to decorate by hand. As well as the Kitschy flowers, the fruit, feathers and woodland kits would all work beautifully, or you could try some cute rub-ons, stamps or stickers.
:: If you're in a tearing hurry, I've also created a second, smaller set of cards, each featuring a simple icon instead of a blank space at the bottom.
You can download both sets here:
When I get a moment, I'll also work out how to add a link in the sidebar. If, in the meantime, you use the cards to make something pretty, I'd love to see it.
And, just in case you're wondering, it looks like I may yet have need of the 'we're moving' cards (although typing this with my fingers crossed is tricky). We won't have made anything like a million, but as soon as I find my chequebook in amongst the chaos, I'll be post-dating one, made out to 'cash'.