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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Facts are Facts

When I'm not posting my traditional cards it's because I'm knee deep in some other craft. Today I'm sharing a simple useful project I ended up making because there were none on the shelf of my local store. It would have cost me more in gas to drive to another store to buy a set of flash cards than just going home and making them myself. I mean what don't I have that would work for making a simple stack of cards?

I snapped a shot of the flash cards using TinyPost on my iPhone.
It's a fun little app to have.

I started with a free template I found at Teachers Pay Teachers by Sara Warren. I started to print and something happened to the lines... I'm not sure but probably user error, so I recreated these flash cards in CorelDraw and added the answers for the reverse side. My mother-in-law reminded me to add a rounded corner so they could be easily shuffled correctly, so I grabbed my Corner Chompers and made an easy (but long) job of rounded the corners.

We have an older version of flashcards that were gifted to us from a retired teacher. They are priceless and I'll be keeping them, but when I went to organize them I found gaps in the system. One of the cards was a how-to and it also had cards that were worksheets. I'm not sure what those were for but I recreated them with my new larger set of flash cards. :) I wanted a reference to the cards on the worksheets so I hand stamped red numbers on the bottom of each one. Although it adds a nice vintage look to them, I had already printed, cut and corner rounded this set and still wanted those numbers.  I'll not be doing that again.

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Stamps: Office number stamp (Staples brand)
Paper:  white cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: laserjet printer, Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 1/8-inch and 1/2-inch corner rounder (WRMK Corner Chompers), flashcard template

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