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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Personalized Eye Chart

Remember that I am making every gift I give this year? Well for the most part, that has been limited to kid's gifts. But this weekend, I celebrated the birthday of a dear, college friend of mine so I had fun creating some "grown up" gifts for her (I first wrote "adult" gifts but realized that gave the wrong impression :)

I'd seen this tutorial over at She Wears Flowers about making a personalized eye chart. I wanted to give it a try, so I figured I'd play around with it and see if I could come up with something for my friend.

Here's what I came up with...

I really like how it turned out. I actually used the website she mentions as a guide to create mine (mostly because I was too lazy to figure out the spacing in Word). I had to play around with the wording so the number of letters/numbers would be right. Then I (or rather, my husband) saved the image, opened it in Photoshop, cropped the website off the bottom and printed it.

I found the frame at Goodwill for $1.50. It was a minty green color, but I just used my apple green spray paint to it to liven it up a bit. I could've framed it in a smaller frame, but I liked having a lot of white space around it. I think it makes the words really pop!

It's a fun, whimsy gift that can be personalized for anybody and any occasion. The possibilities are endless!

In addition to the "Happy Birthday" eye chart, she's also the lucky new owner of this Letter Art that I previously posted about...

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  1. I love your chart!! I think the white space around it makes it really stand out. What a great, creative gift!
    ~stopping by from Anything Related!

  2. So dang cute!

    Found you on Anything Related and I'm so glad I did!

    Stop by for a visit! We are having a fun giveaway right now!

    Mallory @

  3. The chart is great, and the 2 prints will make a great eclectic pair hanging together. I bet your friend will appreciate such thoughtful personal gifts :)

  4. I love it!!
    You did a fantastic job!!
    I think I should make one just for me!!

  5. I've been wanting to do one of these eye charts. Love them.
    I would if you came and linked to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday at Simpsonized Crafts :

  6. that is so cute! love the color of the frame and the sweet message- a great birthday salutation!

  7. Great idea! I love how it turned out and the green frame is perfect.

  8. LOVE this! In fact, I just featured your post on my own blog! I can't wait to use my eye chart! Thanks for your cute idea!

    Here is the post that features you...

    Thanks again!

  9. That is really cute! :) I love the idea! Thanks for sharing! I am going to have to remember this! :)

    Stopping by from Todays Crafty Blog and following along. :)

    Have a great day!

  10. what a fun idea!! love the lime pic frame too!


  11. That is awesome. I just took the idea as well.

  12. Love this idea. You've got my creative juices flowing now.

  13. Personalized eye-charts are always so cute!!


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