“Have you heard of Minecraft?”, he asked the boy. The second that the subtle look of recognition did not flash across his face, falldeaf’s mind reeled, elated at the idea of introducing him to the joy of crafting an iron pick with his own two, blocky hands.
After getting awesome grades in school and making it into honor society, I thought my girlfriend’s son deserved a sweet reward. And what’s sweeter than the gift of minecraft? :) So I gave him a quick introductory tour of the game to check for interest and he seemed excited… the trap is set.
Today was his fancy award ceremony and bringing a laptop running minecraft would not have been appropriate. And since Hallmark’s motto about having a card for every occasion isn’t true, I decided to make my own, ‘nice job at school, here’s a sweet game that will probably mess up your grades’ card.
The trick to making a card is creating two new photoshop images in the same size and shape of the paper you will be printing to. Check out this document to find the dimensions of your paper. If you’re an american, printing on the usual paper, it’s probably going to be 11” by 8.5”. Split each document in half, horizontally with a guide. The easy way to do this is to choose, View -> New Guide then select horizontal and position ‘50%’.
Then make your images, one will be the front one will be the back. Print out one image, put it back in the printer upside and print the other. My two images looked like this:
And if you can pull yourself away from strip-mining your land to make silly diamond hats and fancy gold watches, feel free to use my .psd’s to make your own minecraft crafting jokes and memes! :)
Download the Minecraft meme template.
Here’s the font I used: http://www.dafont.com/volter-goldfish.font
If you make a cool card or minecraft meme put it in the comments! :)