Important Dates

As soon as I came across this adorable pin on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one.  I just think it is such a cute way to show off family birth dates and highlight our wedding anniversary.

And since I don’t have a cricut or silhouette, I had to figure out an easy way to make it.  I first thought I could use number stickers I had in my scrapbooking supplies, but then realized I’m not very good at lining things up in a straight and even way.  I tried to use them but every little mistake was driving me crazy.  Those darn 9′s were really hard to line up.

So I bought a piece of scrapbook paper that I liked.  I scanned it, saved it as a picture and used PowerPoint to type in the dates.  You could also use Picnik to make it.

Here are the easy directions to make your own Important Dates print:

  • Open a PowerPoint presentation and set the Page Setup to width: 8 inches and Height 10 inches.  I made it as an 8 x 10 but trimmed the edges so the final image framed is 8 x 8.
  • Then I created a different text box for each number.  I played around with the font and size I liked.
  • Here’s the fun part:)  Use the ordering function to distribute each number evenly.  Once you’ve added each line of numbers. select each line and distribute them vertically (This is the time consuming part if you are a perfectionist like me).
  • Once everything looked good, I saved it as a JPEG file and printed it out on photo paper.

For those of you wondering where the fourth date came from, my husband asked me to include our dog since he is technically our first baby.

I really love the way it turned out and can’t wait to make some as gifts for family and friends.

What are some other easy personalized gift ideas you’ve made recently?  Please share!!

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  1. I love it! Great idea to scan in some scrapbook paper to use as a background!

  2. So cute! I need to get a scanner:)

  3. What a great idea! I’m definitely adding this to my list! :)

    http://semperwifey.blogspot.com

  4. Your version of my Dated Art turned out beautiful. I love how you made it a square version! Great colors too! Thanks for the link. :)

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  6. Love it!! Adding to my to-do project list!

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    Have a good day!

  8. What a great project! I love it!

  9. What a fantastic idea and so cute too! You could also use digital scrapbook paper for the background. I’m a new follower!

  10. This is such a cute idea! I can’t wait to do this project!

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  12. Looks great! What font did you use?

  13. Kara, this is such a wonderful idea and I love the way that you did without an expensive machine! Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!

    Jenn

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