Thursday, August 3, 2017

Alfred Hitchcock Notecard: Psycho

Lorraine Masonheimer has created a series of Hitchcock-themed blank notecards to celebrate the master of suspense and the books that inspired him. The five piece set includes Rear Window, The Birds, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for Murder and Psycho. Today’s card is Psycho.
8 1/2” x 11” cream cardstock
Scrap cardstock
Dark solid color paper
Book page
6 ½” x 6 ½” envelope
Glue dots
X-acto blade 

Step One: Card Base
Cut an 8 ½” x 11” cardstock to 5 ½” x 11”. Score at 5 ½” and fold in half. Cut the dark solid paper to 5” x 5” and glue to the front of the card leaving an equal border.

Step Two: Create Templates
Using scrap cardstock, draw a 1 ¾” x 4 ½” Hitchcock. Draw a ¼” x ¾” showerhead with 3 1/8” x 1” knives. If desired, place your cursor over this image, right click, scroll to "Save Image As" and place it onto your computer desktop. Open a word document, create a textbox, insert the image to size, print and cut. Keep the Hitchcock outline to make the complete set of notecards

Step Three: Trace & Cut
Take a page or copy of a page from a book (1959 Psycho by Robert Bloch would be even better, selecting just the right words) and trace the outline of Hitchcock and the showerhead and knives as shown. Using the x-acto blade, cut the two images from the text taking care to accentuate Hitchcock’s double chin. If desired, cut the images with the type at an angle.

Step Four: Assemble & Embellish
Glue Hitchcock to the lower right side and the shower to the upper left side. Either leave the inside blank for writing a note or add "Looking forward to your visit, don't worry, the shower’s fine."

Step Five: Envelope
Glue a 5 ½” x 2” scrap of the dark colored paper to the inside flap of the envelope. Take a 5 ½” x 2” piece of left over book page, tear along the top and glue to the dark paper for a custom envelope. 

Postage is extra.

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