DIY Godparent Proposal Cards

One thing that I am thankful for with my pregnancy is that I haven’t had crazy hormones. It makes me feel justified that when I do get angry or upset, it is within reason. However, sometimes, I can admit that I am still over-reacting just a sliiiight bit. Such as spending days raging over a shipping delay during a holiday week.

Here’s the sitch: I ordered two sets of godparent proposal cards from Amazon early Friday morning. They had next-day delivery, and I planned to hand-deliver them to each godparent Sunday. I went out and got cute bags and a personalized gift for each, so all that I’d need to do is to slide the card into the bag. I also planned to vlog the entire thing as well. It would be perfect.

Haha, if only it went as planned 🤦🏾‍♀️

The delivery was late. I got a notification that it would be delivered within a few days and normally the following day. No biggie; I’m enough of an Amazon junkie that I expected the delivery early Sunday morning. I’d had Zach fill out his blurb before he went to work and still be able to deliver our proposals.

As I am writing this, the bloody box is still in Nashville. It has apparently left and been returned to Nashville’s UPS shipping department 4 times. So, you can say that I’m a bit heated. My plans are ruined!

So, after fuming for most of today (Monday, as I write this) and refreshing my delivery status like a madwoman, I decided that, y’know what…I’m a creative woman. I’ve always been. Why wait for who knows how long and twiddle my thumbs when I can simply make my own cards??

And so, I did.

Below are the steps that I took to make these cards, and here is a link to the blog post on how the delivery turned out with each of our son’s godparents!

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Designing The Cards

This was the fun and easy part, but some design knowledge and a program like Adobe Photoshop is needed. You can also use Pixlr in lieu of Photoshop, which is essentially Photoshop-lite.

To get started, create a 5×7 inch workspace in Photoshop to match the size of your eventual card.

Next, design your card! This can be however you’d like it to be. I recommend making it more cutesy on the outside, and you can include a more sentimental message inside the card specific to each godparent.

I added a cute poem and left a spot underneath for a cute reveal section underneath the poem. I saved two copies: one for godmother and one for godfather.

Lastly, I found a cute, free background and added it to the card. I reduced the opacity to 72% so that it did not distract from the overall poem and request.

After this, I saved both versions of the cards! Be sure to save both as .jpg files in high quality.

Getting The Cards Printed

Walgreens to the rescue! Walgreens is my go-to for card printing and photo printing. Not only are they fast with high-quality, but they almost always have a discount code available for your prints 🙂

I went to the Baby Cards section and chose the option to upload my own 5×7 design for $2.99. Muuuuch cheaper than the variant I’d purchased from Amazon!

It was super easy to import my designs into their card editor:

For the interior, I selected a plain white background for both sides, since Zach and I plan to add a personalized note inside of each card. On the back, I used a white background with a photo of my son at his 23-week ultrasound and his full name below it in pretty text.

I upgraded the cardstock, making each card $3.99 a pop, and I was all set! I applied my coupon code and paid a whopping $6.38 for same-day printing that would be finished within 25 minutes.

Seriously. Why didn’t I do this from the beginning?

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