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Sunday, April 06, 2008

DIY Hand-Bordered Correspondence Cards

Crane's sells some very nice hand-bordered correspondence cards, but at $20 + shipping + tax for a box of 10, they're not cheap.

But you can do almost as well by taking a 4x6 index card and applying a border with a felt marker. Just lay a sheet of paper beside the edge of the card (to make a clean border edge), find a marker with the desired color, and fill in the border.

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  • Jon, if you want blank cards, check out They are actually based in Victoria so you can inspect the product.

    By Blogger doug, at 4/07/2008 4:33 a.m.  

  • Cool stuff, Doug - I'll check them out.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 4/07/2008 7:08 p.m.  

  • Tip I learned from a design drawing class: start your marker 'off-page' to avoid the saturated points where you paused for half a second (which is usually when you start a line. Same trick you did to mask off the area with a piece of paper: just mask off up to the start of the line, and start your maker well on that mask then just glide onto the printable area.

    By Blogger Jeff Werner, at 4/08/2008 2:04 p.m.  

  • Great tip Jeff!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 4/08/2008 7:20 p.m.  

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