Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards

As some of you may know, I quite enjoy making Valentine’s Day cards. I even made a book out of them (here – you can download the book as a free pdf if you’re looking for inspiration). Now is the time of the year when I start making new cards, and a friend of mine suggested I share my template so that others can try and make their own cards if they want to.

These are the cards I made this year.

I’ve used a program called Scribus for the template (same as for the book). It’s a free open source desktop publishing software and you can get it from their website, here.

The template file I made can be downloaded from my Dropbox, here:

Valentines2017_template.sla

In case you want to use another program, these are the measurements and the fonts I used for the pages (pictures below):

  • Page dimensions: 6″ wide X 9″ high
  • Font: Courier New
  • Regular page:
    • Text Box 1:
      • X-pos: 1″
      • Y-pos: 2″
      • Font Size: 14.00 pt
    • Text Box 2:
      • X-pos: 2.75″
      • Y-pos: 6″
      • Font size: 10.00 pt
  • Single Box Page:
    • X-pos: centered on page
    • Y-pos: 3″
    • Font size: 12.00 pt

I also drew up a quick visual representation with the numbers etc on:


Previous years I’ve used Gimp to make the cards, and that template is slightly different. I’ve included that here as well though, in case you prefer it. I’m uncertain about the exact positions of the text elements, but the numbers I have are as follows:

  • Width: 450 pixels
  • Height: 750 pixels
  • Font: Courier New
  • Font Size 1: 18 px
  • Font Size 2: 14 px

You can download the Gimp file from my Dropbox here:

gimp template.xcf

gimp-template

Gimp is a free and open source image editor and you can download it from here.

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Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards

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