Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dictionary Page Note Cards

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The peacock is my favorite. I dropped little drops of glue with a fine applicator onto each feather eye (hard to see here) and then sprinkled different colored glitter!  Love me some glitter!
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Aren’t these cards great?  I bought a 50 pack of plain cards at Michael’s ($4 with my 50% off coupon), used my stash of dictionaries (I have several, but haven’t paid more than $1 for any of them) and some adhesive to make these cards. 
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I used Google Image search to look for various fun drawings to print on the pages.  So, tape a dictionary page to a printer size paper.  Find an image you want on your dictionary page and copy it, then paste into a word document (his is how I do it, may not be the easiest way).  Adjust the size to fit the size of the cards you have and then center the image on the document so it will be in the center of your dictionary page.
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Then just print…I just taped the top of the dictionary page to the paper so it is easier to remove.  All the pages printed just fine that way.
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These are really striking as cards.  You could also make a paper to be be Mod Podged onto canvas, or just frame a full size print.  Another cute idea would be to print on sheet music. 
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I am linking to these great parties!
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36 comments:

Andi said...

They are so cute and fun! I would have to buy some other used books to do it with because I just love my dictionaries too much!

The Retail DiYet said...

Great idea and super cute!

Full Circle Creations said...

Very nice!

Shelley said...

These are fantastic Ellen! The birds are my favorite. I'm 'hopping' around the Linky Followers Party Hop...I'm now following you...please follow me too :)

ElisabethAndrée said...

What a fun and original idea! Thanks for sharing this!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

I just LOVE this idea!!
I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic, shabby chic and recycled projects. I would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5388

Claire Jain said...

Oh that is so precious! I have an old french dictionary that might be perfect for this!

Linda said...

Wow. I love this. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Linda

Linda said...

Following you on the new Linky tools and would love for you to follow me also. Linda

Janis said...

What a great idea! Love the dictionary script in the background...brilliant!! New follower!!!!

Jill said...

I LOVE this idea Ellen! They really do look great! I never would have thought to print on book pages - genius!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

17 studios said...

i love these cards... they look beautiful. I think they would also look great framed!

Ana BC said...

awesome idea!!! I have seen other versions, and I wanted to try something similar. I will take note of your tricks. Thanks form sharing.

Art by Wiley said...

Wow, what a great idea and a beautiful result!

Cranberry Morning said...

And by the way, I'm your newest follower via Linky Followers! :-)

odetoinspiration said...

Wonderful and fun idea!

Jen Lossing said...

These are wonderful. They look like little pieces of art! Great job!

Geneva said...

This is a wonderful idea... I'm definitely going to try it. Great Job!
Geneva

andrea said...

Thaks for sharing this great idea that is so easy to do on a rainy day! Even little kids can have fun with this type of craft. They could make a whole stack and tie with ribbon and give as a gift! Wonderful post! andrea@townandprairie

Mimi said...

Clever idea. Thanks!

Anna McMullen said...

I love this idea. My friend and I love making cards. We are going to have to try this. Love the Peacock.

Anna
athriftygeek.com

Nook and Cranny said...

Love this idea.
Yup love me some glitter, too.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love love love this idea! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

Carrie said...

These are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

These are gorgeous, guess dictionaries are going to have to be added to the "to collect" list!

Rachel said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

shopannies said...

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Julie said...

I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/stuffed-green-peppers-show-your-stuff.html

Janis said...

really love this idea! I love script on anything....and I'd never thought of printing an image on top. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Meg said...

What a fun idea! I love the images you chose as well. I wish I could think of some of these creative things you dream up. :)

Kadie said...

So beautiful!! I love the way they turned out. I think the Peacock is my favorite too. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

Sherry said...

You are a genius! I love this idea!
Sherry's Bees Nest

very merry vintage style said...

Great idea! I love how this looks. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday, hope you'll be back this week!
Mary @ Very Merry Vintage Style

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

thanks for sharing this is being featured today at candacecreations!

Mitzi said...

Wow, lots of great ideas, but those dictionary pages are getting duplicated TODAY at my house!!!

Connie said...

This one I know I can do! Thanks for linking :)