Sunday, July 5, 2009

So I had this idea... WINNER ANNOUNCED!

A couple of months ago I printed updated 'family cards' so that when I need to give out contact information to someone, I can hand them a cute little card with all the particulars spelled right out for them.

Here is the blog friendly version...

I made two versions depending on who I was giving them to - one with a link to our campground's website, and another with links to my photography and design sites.

And then I got to thinking that I hope other people have cards to hand out at the MckPicnic coming up in a few weeks so I don't have to be taking mental notes or even notes on a wrinkled receipt from my purse.

I created this 4x6 image in Photoshop Elements and then copied and pasted it 4 times onto a different 4x6 image so I could, for 5 cents a card, have them printed at my local Walgreens.

I am going to give away one free design to a person who leaves a comment under this post. If you aren't the lucky winner, you are more than welcome to hire me to design a card for you.

Attending the MckPicnic or not - I've been using these cards for years at playgroups, parks, school functions etc...

Here is how it will work:
You email me a picture you want on the card (optional of course)
I will also need to know the name of the font you prefer. (If it's a free font I can download)
I will email you as many samples as it takes to make it perfect.
When you are happy with the design I will send you the paypal address to send $15 to.
I will email you the final template that has 4 cards as a 4x6 image.
Have as many printed as you'd like at your local photo lab (they will look MUCH better in matte finish) and that's all there is to it!

Be sure to indicate in your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. I will draw a winner on Wedesday evening so there's enough time to get cards printed before the picnic.

Good luck!

Congrats to CF Mama ! Go ahead and send me an email when you're ready to get started on your card design!

Anyone else who's interested in hiring me to design a card should email me by the end of the week if they want their cards in time for the picnic next weekend.



  1. I am not going to the MckPicnic, but would love to win anyway!

  2. Super cute idea!! :) I love those cards!

  3. What a great idea! My family will be at the MckPicnic and are still hoping to make it to your campground this summer!

  4. I am not going to MckPicnic either but would LOVE some cards.. I have a project in mind for some "Random Acts of Kindness in Memory of..." cards... I could certainly use some help!

  5. Not going to the MckPicnic, but would love to be entered into the drawing! What a fabulous idea :)

  6. I am not going to the MckPicnic, but would love to win. These are perfect to hand out to new playgroup friends.

  7. We are going to try to be at the MckPicnic! I was just thinking the other day about how I could do something like this! Would be great to have something to pass out instead of repeating everything each time I walk up to someone new!!! I would love to be entered!

  8. What a super idea! I would have never thought of it. Count me in!

  9. Awesome idea! I would love to be included in the contest.
    Gotta go check into the MckPicnic- I think that we could go.

    thank you for the opportunity!

  10. You know, if you go to, you can get some business cards for free. :)Along with some other items. I don't know if the free ones are fully customizable, but the paid ones are. You can compare prices- might be cheaper and less hassle than cutting the 4x6 prints.

  11. Wonderful idea! I loved the design. Unfortunately I live to far to attend the MckPicnic but would love to have been able to make it.

  12. I am not able to go to the picnic, but love the cards. Such a cute idea!!!

  13. Somehow I forgot to ask you to add me into the drawing. Oops! Would you add me please?

  14. I'm going to the picnic and would love a free card!

    God bless-

  15. Would love to be included! I could hand them out at our wedding! :)

  16. Did I forget to say "Include me!"?


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