Monday, 14 September 2009

An idea...

So today I had an idea...
I am spending a lot of time with my computer, playing with Hero Arts digital images in Word. While I was pondering a card design, I suddenly realised I could make my own text paper... I can't believe I've never thought of this before.  I've actually been BUYING patterned paper with text print.
So I downloaded a short extract from an online version of 'The Secret Garden', copied it into Word, chose a font I liked and changed the colour.  I'm so pleased with myself :)
Thanks Butterfly

Supplies: Digital Image, Stamps (sentiment , dots ), Notecard and gems - Hero Arts; Ribbon - Creative Impressions; Versamark and embossing powder.
Thinking of You Grasses

Supplies: Stamps , Notecard and gems - Hero Arts; Ribbon - Creative Impressions; Ink - Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; PP - Basic Grey.
Leave me a comment with your email address if you'd like a copy of the Word document and I'll be happy to oblige.
Bye for now.

41 comments:

donna mikasa said...

GENIUS!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful tip! xxx

Cheryl said...

Hi Lucy,
I am loving all your digital cards! I would love a copy of the word document. Can you believe I have tried to download one of the freebies from 2 peas and I just don't get it? Have no idea where the file goes. Thanks!

Virginia L. said...

Super duper idea!! NEXT time, I will write a letter and print it out as part of my card design and send the card away...I think you just gave me another idea :) Thanks, Lucy!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lucy,
Sorry about that. My email is ccmiyashiro@aol.com
Cheryl

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Wonderful idea, Lucy! And beautiful cards too!

CinnamonSally said...

What a great idea. Like the way you can change the colour of the text to match the card as well. Thanks Lucy!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, "The secret garden" is one of my favourite books! Great idea, love textpaper! I used old books I didn`t like...

Hugs,
Vanessa

DottyJo said...

Hi Lucy, I had the same idea myself - aren't we sneaky!!! Love your beautiful cards, your blog is so inspirational and always a joy to visit. Hugs to you, Jo x

Amie said...

Love these cards! I would be thrilled to receive a copy of the text! Thanks so much Lucy! amiemd@hotmail.com

Amie

Jane said...

these cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!! please do send me a copy of the text!!! Thanks!
janebeljo@yahoo.ca

Lin said...

Lucy, what an ingenious idea!! Why use someone else's idea of words when you can do your own? (smacking myself in the forehead) :)

I love that book and would love to have a copy of the text. Thanks!

Dawn said...

Lucy - isn't amazing that the simple things get overlooked, I've printed out music before but not thought of doing text. Would love a copy
dawn.turley@gmail.com
Many thanks and btw your cards are gorgeous. Love the flourish on the green one,

Agata said...

Hi Lucy! Your cards are awesome as always! This text idea is really great! I'd love to have a copy, please! I was always struggling with the idea of getting a book and tearing it only for card's purpose, I'm too much a book lover... And I'd also love some help with the "penguin flipping" ;-) My mail is adpfister@gmail.com Thank you so much!

Jenyfur said...

So incredibly lovely!

Momiji said...

thats amazing and even more so as I was just talking about the secret garden to someone on their blog when they posted some lovely pics of a robin come to visit their garden..
would love the text paper please..
dee-collins@hotmail.co.uk

Raven said...

What a wonderful idea. I am going to try this one out right away. Thank you for sharing.

judy said...

Beautiful cards and great idea for
text paper!

moonlightgreetings(judy)

Anonymous said...

Love your cards Lucy. I visit your blog every day. Please send me a copy of the text, justdaja@yahoo.com.au

Thanks
Judith

Megan said...

That is so cool, I had never thought of copying an online book!! I would love a copy, megang@ihug.co.nz

Alice Wertz said...

those are fabulous Lucy!! love your idea of the text paper, you are a genius!!! thanks for sharing the tip!

A Card 4 U said...

Great idea & great cards Lucy. Haven't tried Hero Arts digital stamps yet, but will have to find time having seen yours. :) Julie

Liz Haworth said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I'm going to try it!!! Gorgeous cards, too!

paula said...

Lucy you are a stamping Goddess do you know that!!!!! :D

I am so going to have to give that ago, as I can't stand tearing up books for the text. Even though I love that look (daft aren't I). Thanks so much for the idea. BTW your cards are stunning, that green flourish is gorgeous & the butterfly looks so lifelike.

Natasha Kara said...

Hi Lucy.
Thanks so much for the tip. I tried it and it is AWESOME! the possibilities are endless. By changing the font you can get just about any look you want, without having to hunt down old books and tear them up. I just don't have the heart to do it.

If you wouldn't mind, I'd love a copy of the text you have.
natashakara@rogers.com

Thanks again, you are sooo smart:)
Oh, and I almost forgot...these cards are stunning, that new nesties label is so stylish.
Tasha

Janet said...

Lucy, you are a genius. I too make my own text background paper but I usually personalise the message and incorporate the person's name, to whom I am giving the card. I would never have thought of copying actual text I feel this is like a piece of string now.... Thank you thank you and thank you. I am a Brit here in the US and I hail from Preston, which is not too far from Manchester. Please keep all your fantastic creations coming. :o)

Janet said...

Oh doh!!!! I forgot my email address...
jintyoo7@hotmail.com Thank you.

Kelly Jo said...

totally, freaking brilliant! I'd love the document.

theratcliffs@charter.net

Arlene said...

So beautiful. Love the colors you printed out. Beautiful design. Love the butterfly.

Ashley M said...

Wow - your truly deserve the title of digi queen! These cards are so sophisticated and beautiful!

Jose said...

Lovely idea, I did similar with my No stamping card recently

HERE

but never though of using text like you did, thanks

Jose

Spardha said...

this rly is a pretty cool techniqe.. and i like that yo chose a pretty light font colour so ur stamping shows up.. i LOVE the second card! :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this idea Lucy and LURVE your cards......
Thanks for Sharing I Love text Paper!!

Allyson said...

Love your cards...so beautiful :) Would love to try this great idea.
Please send me the Word doc.
Thanks so much.
Allyson
allypearson@charter.net

Ginny said...

great idea! so "green" to make it yourself instead of buying it :-))
Please one copy to my adress.
Thinking of a text I can use to create a baby-card. Do you have an idea?

Beverley said...

FAB idea Lucy & gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Jackie said...

What a wonderful idea and I've got thousands of fonts that I never use!

Joe Lisa and Carina said...

Love the cards! I was looking for a stamp to get the same effect but printing it is brilliant! Please send me a copy. Thanks!

kroppykat said...

Just stunning! And what a wonderful idea for creating text! I would love and appreciate a copy, please.
Hugs,
Colleen
colleen.manning@gmail.com

scrappykate said...

Definitely a head-slap, why-didn't-I-think-of-this moment! I love it and would love to have a copy of this text.
Katie
katie.kerwin@comcast.net

Christina said...

Beautiful cards!! I would love a copy of the text, too. Thank you.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I love your cards!!! And this is a great idea...why didnt we think of that :) I would love a copy of the doc. thanks so much!! mach713 at gmail dot com