February 29, 2016

Welcome cards for new teammates

We have a fairly high turnaround in our department at work. It is mostly internal (people get promoted or move to other departments). Because of this turnaround, we have many new training classes that join us throughout the year. I happened to be on a team that was receiving five new team members from a new training class. The management and supervisors hand write messages in corporate note cards for the new employees. I wanted to create something from the team as a whole to show the new employees that we were excited to have them join us.
As a new employee in training, it can be hard to feel welcomed because there isn't much interaction with current employees.

I found a card I liked on Pinterest and then adapted it.
Here is the blog that the Pinterest entry links to. Jackie provides a great tip for lining up the squares easily. I did not read her blog post so I didn't follow her tip. I just laid the squares on the paper until they looked aligned to me. I think it turned out pretty darn good for not measuring.

This is the original inspiration card:

I love the little banner at the bottom, but I was working on these later in the evening and decided to keep it simpler by just stamping on the card itself.

Here is my card:

I used a white card base (I buy it by the ream at Walmart in the printer/office supply section).
The kraft piece is from Recollections. I bought a package of the smaller pieces on clearance some time ago at Michaels.
The patterned papers are from the DCWV White Ginger stack.
The sentiment stamp is from the Close to My Heart Hello There stamp set. This came with the Twitterpated Workshop on the Go (back when they used to include the stamp set with the kit).
I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

I have leftover squares and will be making another set of these note cards for my current supervisor. This was a little time consuming to get everything lined up and I cut the 1-inch squares with my paper trimmer (note to self...must purchase a punch for this next time), but I think they turned out to be pretty darn cute!

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