Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Pin"spiration: The iDad Card

My "Pin"spirations are things I have found on or through Pinterest that inspired me to try something new, whether it's a new craft, a new project or a new recipe.

I found a really great handmade card on Pinterest which sent me to a blog called Charlotte's Fancy (I find a lot of great blogs through Pinterest alone). It's called the iDad card.

The Inspiration (by Charlotte's Fancy): 

This card would make a great Father's Day card, but I made it for Mr. LH's birthday which was only a few days later.

My Version:

The Boy is the most familiar with Mr. LH's iPad so I had him go through the icons with me to find ones that Mr. LH had. I came across a free download of a TON of icon pictures for iPads and iPhones on RocketDock. Unfortunately, my color printer has not had color toner in it for a VERY long time (three years?) so I created 4x6 "photos" in Fireworks with the icon images and uploaded them to Walgreens online to be printed out.

4x6" prints are about 19 cents a piece at Walgreens and the store is only about 2 blocks from my house. I could pick them up in an hour. Convenience! If I had planned ahead, I would have ordered the prints for much cheaper through Snapfish (along with some other prints) and had them mailed.

Of course, Mr. LH has a lot more icons than this on his iPad, but 12 was plenty (and I wasn't sure I would use all of them anyway). In fact, I only used 11 of them and if I were to do this again, I think I would cut it back to 8.

Since I had all the other materials on hand, this project was only the cost of the prints. And 38 cents is a lot cheaper than $4.99+ at the store for a greeting card! Gotta love that!

(Update 6/5/2014: The last time I went to order prints at Walgreens, they cost 29 cents a piece for hour printing)

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