I hate buying greeting cards. They just don’t do my sentiments justice – often they are too sappy, trying way too hard, too crass… so I usually make my own, handlettered cards. One of my friends recently got a new job and will be leaving our department – so I wanted to send him off in a big way. I was struck my DIY greeting card genius – a Pokemon themed card.
My vision: A giant Pokeball card that housed sentiments from the group.
After some thinking and tinkering, here’s how it turned out:
It’s a giant card that opens up to reveal these handlettered words – each representing our friend. On the back, we wrote stories or notes about how he embodies these things to us. You can of course put whatever you want inside – like printouts of actual Pokemon, leave the space blank for signatures directly on the card, or more!
Estimated project time is about 1.5 hours depending how fast you letter and cut. Because this is a more photo-intensive post, with more steps, I’m going to keep things as brief as possible – so I am going to sound more blunt, not because I’m not excited, but because I actually want you do be able to DO this project! Here we go!
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Group Notes. This is the most customizable part of the tutorial. In this version, I wanted to find some words we would use to describe our friend – and from crowdsourcing, these are the words we came up with.
The Pokeball. This is the core of the project!
Magnets! So this is a little tricky, but you’ll want to add magnets to wherever the the center of the button and words will be.
Step back and admire your effort – because it looks awesome.
Think you’ll give this a shot?! Let me know down below!