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"I miss you" cards

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Take aim and shoot your friends and family a unique greeting card telling you how much you miss them. This card looks like a miniature version of the target shooting silhouettes, except you're not looking to hit this target, but just shoot around it - "missing" it. You can take these cards to the local gun range for some inverse target practice, or simply poke holes around the target from the comfort of your home.

For this project I found online images of target silhouettes, then created a small card template in an image editor. I printed off a few and took them to the rifle range and set them up as targets. You could use any calibre or cartridge you like, but since these cards were so small I chose to use a .22 rimfire cartridge as it's small and easily aimed.

Of course, you don't have to bring your cards to the range to create holes. You can simply poke holes with a sharp pencil and get almost the same effect (though doesn't have the impact fatigue that ammunition does, is still very convincing).

If you wanted to make your own I've also included a PDF scaled to A4 (8.5" x 11") that you can print at home, along with the silhouette card and font template. You are free to modify and scale to make your own custom version.

Have you made your own I miss you card? I want to see your results! Share a picture or video with your version of this project in the comments below and you'll get a digital patch and a 3-month Pro Membership to Instructables!

Have fun!
londobali1 year ago
Great card!
I love it!!! :)

will use it for sure..
_mous31 year ago
If there were ever a time I really wish I had a gun (and proper license and all that jazz) it is now! These are so clever!
gen814651 year ago
I laughed my butt off when I saw these; I have a few friends that will truly appreciate the humor in this instructible. Sadly, however, there can be a downside to these. In some communities, sending this to someone could be construed as criminal threatening; especially if you add a picture of them on the card. Remember the kid at school that got suspended for pointing a chicken finger at a teacher and saying "pow pow pow". Apparently, the teacher misunderstood that he was explaining what was happening to his clogged arteries from the fried chicken. Don't believe me? Here's the link to the story: http://everything2.com/title/Boy+suspended+for+pointing+chicken+finger+like+gun
bluenevus1 year ago
You don't have to shoot the bullets into the card, just get a hammer and whack them whilst holding them against the card :)
Do not hammer bullets, it does not take much force against a primer to fire the bullet from the cartridge.
nose883461 year ago
I went with the BB gun, while I have plenty of rifles just too cold and lazy to go to the range. Seems to have turned out alright.
wolfgang641 year ago
It need's a santa hat but I now know what my X is getting for christmas. thank you. Relax ladies its a joke.
This is great, I needed a good laugh, thanks for sharing.
Cool idea. Thanks for sharing it. I love the humor.
Wazzupdoc1 year ago
This is GREAT! I've a few addressees and I'm locked and loaded! : )
tngun1 year ago
I love it... But I would have to be very careful who I sent it to, these days a card like this to the wrong person could end up earning a domestic violence charge. But if someone has a sense of humor, I think it is AWESOME>
mathieulj1 year ago
Awesome idea for the card although I would kinda be creeped out sending a card to someone after I shot at it. Dont get me wrong, I love going to the range and I`ll probably make one with the pencil method. Must be my Canadian upbringing talking ;).
Judith7561 year ago
Love this, but what fun is using a pencil to make the holes? The .22 is soooo much more fun.
Thanks for the smiles.
nplant1 year ago
Very cool idea. If you're using a gun, though - you could stack up the cards and shoot through them all at once, you know, to save money on ammo - the stuff isn't cheap these days.
MuadDweeb1 year ago
I wonder if a BB gun would give the right sort of holes for this...
espdp21 year ago
PERFECT for us Army guys over here in Korea. Thanks!
espdp2 espdp21 year ago
And it looks like you winged one in the shoulder...
A great way to creep out your liberal friends :-)
woodmagnet1 year ago
Absolutely Brilliant Idea Mike. You're sense of
humour is right up my street. You get my
votes without any hesitation at all. All I need
now is to figure out who I can send mine too. ;0)
MCUman1 year ago
This is brilliant!!! I can't stop laughing.
iceng1 year ago
Very Creative Missing Someone Istructable Mike  :-)

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mikeasaurus (author)  iceng1 year ago
Thanks for trying it out, looks like you totally hit the target...err missed!

For sharing a picture of yours, you get a digital patch (on your profile) and a 3-month Pro Membership (check your inbox)!
Thank you :-)
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
its an awesome card
Lorddrake1 year ago
tricked out ruger 10/22?
mikeasaurus (author)  Lorddrake1 year ago
It is - sharp eyes!
easy to recognize standard rotary mag. My 10/22 is no where near as snazzy as yours, I just have a factory wood stock and blued barrel. But it is a great firearm. I can drive tacks all day with it.

Actually using a gun for the holes is the perfect touch. Fantastic idea!
mikeasaurus (author)  depotdevoid1 year ago
Thanks, Ian! I'm just waiting for the Post to show up at my door demanding answers on why their explosives (cordite) sensors were tripped from this card. :)
LOL!! AWESOME!!!! :-)
mikeasaurus (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Thank you sir!
This is very appropriate for action movie villains
mikeasaurus (author)  monsterlego1 year ago
Ha, exactly!
mikeasaurus (author)  SandraWollas1 year ago
I made mine (sans rifle) by starting each hole with a pin, then reaming it with the sharp end of a pencil. They will look slightly different that the ones made with bullets and won't have the impact ring on the outside of the opening, but will still look convincing. I would love to see your results!
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