Friday, March 25, 2011

Alphabet/Number Cards

Last year I saw a cool idea on making your own Alphabet flashcards at Cutie Fruity.  In anticipation of making these cool cards I made a photo album to store my cards. 

Well, unfortunately it has taken me a while to actually make the flashcards.  I haven't been too motivated because Mr. E doesn't seem too interested in learning his letters.  He has been learning his numbers in preschool, but they haven't gotten to letters yet.  I think having his own "alphabet book" might motivate him to start learning other letters...he has the letter E down. 

To make my cards I used  I started by finding clip art pictures and putting them on a white background in Microsoft Paint.  I adjusted the picture so that it took up about half of the screen.  I saved the paint file and then uploaded it to  Once in I adjusted the size of the file to the size of a photo (2640x1980).  After resizing I added a black boarder and my letters.  I used both upper and lower case letters. 

I did the same thing and made number flashcards as well.  I did numbers 1-10.  I copied the appropriate amount of clip art pics on each card to the corresponding number. 

All in all this was a fun porject   It was a little time consuming due to finding the clip art pics and the uploading to But I think it will be well worth the effort!

Here are what a couple of my cards look like.  If anyone is interested in my cards send me an e-mail and I will send you the files. 

Happy Crafting!

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