I bought him the new John Grisham book for Christmas and wanted a book mark for him. This is where the Facebook idea came from. The link is for Book Riot and you could do this for any occasion.
I wanted something "just for him" and seeing as he is "The Great Dane", I opted for that famous story teller Hans Christian Andersen ~~ no relation that we know of! I googled images of HCA and found this one
Then I wanted a huge "K". I decided to go into Microsoft Word and use that. Most of you will have that on your computer.
I decided to download a new font as it is considered a hollow one. It is called Arialic Hollow from 1001 fonts. (Sorry this computer lesson is not going to cover how to download a font as computer systems are different.)
Take a look at the top of your word page. You can select different fonts, different sizes. You are not stuck with the largest they give you which is 72.
I pulled my mouse across the size area which turns blue and then typed in the size I wanted. (I did change my font after I downloaded this little bit.)
I chose Arialic Hollow at 700
mainly because it will take less ink to run it off.
This is what it looked like.
I ran HCA's image off on card stock and then after running off the letter "K", I laid it on the back of the card stock right side down! I stapled it together and then cut out the letter with a rotary cutter. Easy going as it is all straight lines. "K" is rather an empty letter, so I checked the placement before I cut!
It can be used as a gift tag as well as a book mark.
The only thing I would do differently the next time is use a heavier weight card stock than what I had on hand, but for a first attempt, this will be fine.