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DIY Doodle Cards

Here’s the cool D-I-doodle I promised earlier. Aimee at Artsyville shares this tutorial for turning your black & white doodles into something as groovy as these…


What you need: a scanner, a color printer, Photoshop (or some similar photo-editing software) and of course, your masterful doodles 😉


Don’t forget some colored cardstock/cover paper.


Basically, what you do is: (1) scan your black and white doodle at hi-res; (2) open the image in Photoshop; (3) pick  a color that’s closest to the color of your paper; (4) colorize with the Magic Wand and Fill tool; (5) print…


.. and cut to desired size. Ta-da!


No colored cardstock? No problemo. Breathe As Me has modified instructions for printing onto white cardstock.


Mydears, I can see oodles of doodle-ized invites, thank you cards, envelopes, favor wraps, and gift tags in my future.  Any one else? Chime in!

{ all images from Artsyville, except for last photo from Breathe As Me }

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1 Hannah C { 09.19.09 at 1:56 pm }

I love this! It looks like so much fun!

2 aimee { 09.20.09 at 9:46 pm }

how cool to find my scribbles here! thank you for the mention! your blog is terrific – you’ve given me even more ideas of what i can do with my doodles. i especially love the matchbook covers and the paper bags. in fact, i bet you could do one doodle, scan it, and feed the paper bags through the printer to make a bunch at one time. i’ll send my wedding bound friends your way! :)

3 anh { 09.21.09 at 11:27 am }

great card diy!

4 densie { 09.21.09 at 3:45 pm }

You seriously have one of the best blogs ever. I love nearly every idea I find here

5 RobbieLee at Chickiedee { 09.22.09 at 1:17 pm }

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

6 Rachel { 09.22.09 at 2:18 pm }

I have some of these cards and people always compliment them when I tie them on a gift! They’re a hit!

7 joanne { 09.23.09 at 1:26 am }

oh wow… thank you so much for the link and the mention… to be in aimee’s company in your post blows me away (i’m a big fan of hers)…

i can’t wait to dig deeper into your site… it looks like just my kind of place :)

8 Annie Pazoo { 09.23.09 at 7:20 pm }

Aimee is the best! I love these!

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