This article is part of our Creative Cards Resource Series. Each resource provider featured in this series shares their tips and words of wisdom, when it comes to creating printable, card-based products.
Karon, thank you for sharing your wisdom with us, regarding card-based products.
What inspired you to create a training about Reminder Cards?
LOL! Trying to keep up with our cats. We used a lot of Post-It® Notes when we had several cats that were indoor/outdoor. Trying to keep up with who was in and who was out got complicated. So, we would leave each other notes that read, “Holly is in” or “Chase is out.”
Eventually, I started saving our sticky notes, so we didn’t have to keep rewriting them. That went on for a long while, but the notes would wear out on a regular basis, and I would have to rewrite them. The next logical step was to create handwritten notes and laminate them. Then that led to me deciding to create more attractive reminder cards. And that’s what we have used until this day.
I can’t imagine how much money we have saved from not using so many paper reminder cards!
What tips do you have for customers who want to print out their Reminder Cards or Affirmation Cards and use them, so they last for a while without getting torn or wrinkled?
You can either print them on a sturdy card stock or you can print them on any paper you choose and laminate them. You can find adhesive laminating paper that does not require a lamination machine online or in office supply stores.
What types of things can people do to customize the editable Canva templates for the Affirmation Cards?
Let your imagination run wild! Change the colors. Change from a solid background to a pattern or an image. Instead of just text, you can create a shape and put the text inside (circle, square, starburst, etc.).
Change the font or just change the font on a few important words to make them pop visually (perhaps put those words in a script font, for example). Change the position of the text and/or the size. So many different ways.
Do you have any tips or words of wisdom for people as they go to create their Reminder Cards templates?
Think about your daily life. What do you do on a regular basis that requires a reminder? Make a list of repeated appointments or tasks such as dropping the kids at ballet practice or football practice, moving the trash to the curb on Tuesday nights, bringing a dessert to Bible Study at church on Wednesday night, kids’ chores, etc.
Also, jot down things you need to be reminded of. Several of the ones I have are pets that are inside or outside, checking the laundry (move clothes from washing machine to dryer so they don’t sit and get smelly), etc.
Think about why people use reminder cards. Most of the time, it is because they intend to do something but are in a hurry and don’t want to forget to do it later. It’s oh-so easy to just snatch a card from the clip on the fridge and lay it on the counter or put it in the cup holder of your car because you don’t have to stop and set up a reminder on your phone.
What else do you want people to know or think about when creating reminder cards?
These are all about positivity, productivity and personalization. As you go about creating, or editing your designs, think about the individuals who will use what you make and how much of an improvement your products will have on those customers’ lives.
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