Retro Thank You Cards Featuring Pulp Fiction Book Covers

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This thank you card template refashions old pulp fiction covers into new pieces for anyone who appreciates the humor and style of mid-1900s graphic design. Add patterned papers and crystals for a fun touch, and a personal note that expresses appreciation for the recipient.
-- Vintage patterned scrapbook papers
-- Coordinating card stock
-- Tulip metallic Glam-it-up crystals
-- Aleene's Tacky Glue Dot tape runner
-- Aleene's Acid Free Tacky Glue
-- Paper cutter
-- Bone folder
-- Ruler
-- Scissors
-- Chain nose pliers or tweezers

Source: iLoveToCreate Blog: iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Crafts: Pul...

Step 1

Find book cover images you like and import them into photo editing software such as Photoshop. Color match the fonts and add a new word or title if you like. Layer them with coordinating scrapbook papers and cardstock then size and print.

Step 2

Use a word processing program such as Microsoft Word to create your funny bon mots and heartfelt sentiments for inside of the card.

Step 3

You can print your images at 536 x 774 pixels with a 150 dpi resolution. It's easy to drag these into publishing software and put them side-by-side for printing.

Step 4

Cut out the images. You are stacking them on a solid cardstock and a patterned paper, each one gets slightly larger. Eyeball them with a paper cutter. Measure them at 1/4" increasing margins, mark and cut.

Step 5

Fold your card stock, crease with bone folder and cut off 1" from the bottom.

Step 6

Layer images starting with patterned paper which is straight, solid card stock on an angle and image straight. Use Aleene's Tacky Glue Dot Runner Tape to attach to card.

Step 7

Cut out a sentiment, add a slightly larger coordinating cardstock paper frame, layer and attach to inside of card on an angle using tape runner.

Step 8

Squeeze out a small amount of Tacky Glue. Use tweezers to carefully pick up crystal, dip back in glue (don't overdo it here) and attach to corners of image on card. Press gently with finger tips.

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  • by andrew dewar
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    andrew dewar

    These look really fun. And then there's the fun of reading the book too!