Sunday, July 11, 2010

you're my type

I thought I was being so hilarious when I thought up this card, and it still makes me giggle. I'm sure my husband thinks I laugh too much at my own jokes ;)

you're my type

This is my entry into this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge - make a one layer card, and be funny. I haven't got any funny stamps so I decided to go digital.

When I saw the Steampunk digital Stamp Set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on Mygrafico I knew I had to have that gorgeous little typewriter. It reminds me of when I learned how to touch type (true the typewriters were electric at that stage, but still).

I downloaded the (Free!) Rough Typewriter font from and then used MS Word and my new Printer (Canon Pixma IP4700 in case you are interested!) to produce the card.

In order to get it to print where I wanted it on the page (even though I was putting in an A4 sheet of card, I wanted to make it as easy for myself as possible to cut out) I have created a 4x4 card page size in Word. It is 4" wide by 8" tall. This allows me to see roughly where my cardfront will be and lay everything out accordingly. When it comes time to cutting it out I just need to work out where the 'middle' of my cardfront is (very easy to do with my handy dandy centering ruler) then cut 8" from the top and fold in half - done!

Size of card: 4" square

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock
Stamp - Steampunk Digital Stamp Set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Rough Typewriter Font from
Ink - Printer
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, MS Word, Printer

Challenge: OLW11

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is great, I love the stark black and white, and it sure makes me smile!

  2. Brilliant! The B&W adds so much, and what a fun pun! I love old typewriters and really need a stamp of one. Thanks for sharing your source...I may get over my prejudice against digital for this!

  3. I do like this one! GREAT card!
    While making my olw funny cards, my dh just didn't get it...didn't quite understand why I was making them all...thought they were corny, not quite funny. But, I disagree!

  4. Great, clean design! I have a small collection of typewriter stamps -- including one that looks almost like the electric one I learned on! Love that font, too.

  5. Great card! I love the black and white...and the typewriter brings back fond memories for me...That's what I learned to type on!! The sentiment is so perfect too!!! Awesome card!

  6. This is great! definatly made me smile :) xx

  7. This is fantastic!!! My husband just started trying to use the word "steampunk" in order to seem hip...I may have to get that digital set just so I can make this card for him!


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