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I’m all about creating printables right now. It’s an addiction. Because I’m so obsessed, I figured I’d share my latest creation with you: printable Christmas cards.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted one of my favorite posts about saving money on holiday cards. The past two years we’ve made photo cards. I’ve never spent much on them because I tend to buy during sales, and use coupons. This year, I just can’t justify the cost. We just moved into our new house and quite frankly I’d rather spend my money on gallery frames for our family photos instead of sending them out to friends.
Call me cheap, but whatever picture I would have put on a card would be put on Facebook anyway. A picture of my family isn’t as exciting as it used to be. Actually, I take that back just a little bit. We recently had family portraits done, and that was very exciting. That’s a story for another day. What I’m trying to say, is that I’m cheap, and I’d rather spend my money elsewhere this year.
That being said, I still want to send out some cards without spending more than a couple of dollars. Since I’m completely obsessed with fonts and printable these days, I thought I’d play around on Adobe InDesign and put together something nice from all my downloads from Creative Market. BTW- if you are a blogger and you haven’t checked out Creative Market yet, you’ve got to check it out. I’m way too obsessed right now.
I’m pretty pleased with the way these turned out. Creative Market offers 6 free downloads every week. They giveaway JPEGs, vectors, fonts, textures, and even WordPress themes. These tree brushes were free!
Here’s a picture of each of them (save the PDF though, it’s in the correct size)
Download the printable PDF in green here: Printable Christmas Card- Green
And in red here: Printable Christmas Card- Red
I made them to fit these invitations I bought on uber clearance last year at Staples for $1. Crazy, right? Robert had fun helping me set everything up. I’m still printing from my HP Wireless printer that is almost 6 years old. Still going strong. My next big “blog related” purchase is going to be a new printer. I think I’m going to get this one. Suggestions on a new one?
Even though it is set to print on 8.5 x 4.5, you can change the print settings for your own size, just remember to do a test sheet first.
Also, mine came out a little uneven. I didn’t notice it until I printed out 15 of them. I fixed it in the printables.
My free trial of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is coming to an end pretty soon. I’m going to try to make as many fun printables while I can! Expect lots of resolution and budget themed printables soon.
I’m so in love with the way these turned out. I intended to start writing my cards, but Jackson got fussy right as I sat down. I’ll get them out eventually!
What are you doing for cards this year?