Here’s a little fun fact about Lia Griffith HQ – we take birthdays very seriously! Knowing what we’re all about, it probably isn’t surprising to hear that we love designing new greeting cards and birthday crowns for each other’s special days in the studio. My birthday happened to be a week ago, and our graphic designer Lindsay teamed up with our watercolor illustrator Laurel Autumn to create these gorgeous tropical greeting cards for me. I absolutely loved them and knew we had to share them with you all!
Customize and Print!
We have been on a bit of a tropical kick since we designed our Tropical Mother’s Day Series, so Lindsay was able to repurpose some of Laurel’s illustrations for this particular set of printable cards. There are two designs to choose between, one with coral and salmon colored hibiscus flowers, or one with just the monstera botanicals. Our tropical greeting cards are completely editable, so you can use them for birthdays, anniversary cards, graduation cards and any other special event. To customize the text on the front of the card, you will need to download and install the free font Billy Ohio.
Once you are ready to print, print onto white cardstock. Pick up an A7 envelope from your local stationery store or our favorite online source Paper-Papers. Then you can choose one of the two liner designs in the download below. Print the liner onto regular copy paper and glue to the inside of your envelope for an extra dose of pretty.
If you want to continue with the island theme in sending your tropical greeting cards, don’t miss our editable tropical mailing labels. To make these botanicals come to life, head over to our tropical leaf wreath project. Join our DIY community to start making with us, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for glimpses into the latest and greatest. We can’t wait to see what inspires you! ~ Lia & Team
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi there, I installed Billy Ohio to testwise change the wording. Unfortunately it doesn’t work. If a *.pdf is editable, one can change fonts by Ctrl+E. Here the menue shows “Helvetica 12 with light grey background (= no change possible), Scrolling down to search another font is not possible. Testwise opening a *.docx works, Billy Ohio and all other installed Fonts are shown. Any advice?
Hi Kerstin, thanks for testing this out! The PDF is editable and if the font is installed properly, you should be able to open the PDF and start typing in the fields. You don’t want to select “Edit PDF” (which I think Ctrl+E does), because it will try to change the formatting.
Thanks Lia for your reply. Changing the words works fine but changing the font does not work. Ctrl+E usually shows the Fonts to type but no other font of my computer’s Font file is shown. Strange.
I installed Billy Ohio as ttf, could there be a difference to otf?
Usually my Acrobat Reader 11 lets me change fonts and size. I will send you a screen shot later.
When we create editable PDFs, we don’t give the option to change any of the text attributes (font, size, color). So if the correct font (Billy Ohio) isn’t showing up right when you open the PDF, it’s because the font wasn’t installed correctly. I always instal the OTF fonts on my Mac, so maybe give that a try?
Hi Lia, OTF was it. I deinstalled TTF and installed OTF. It works and everything is fine. Thanks for advice.
Lovely, the bold colors and the fabulous “white washed” font are absolutely gorgeous 🙂
Thank you Janet!