This is an awesome hand-made "Loading Message" card and it is super easy to make! Watch as you pull the card out from the envelope the bars will actually "load"! This card isn't just great for techies, its great for everyone! The card measures about 6.5 inches wide and 3.6 inches high and will fit nicely in #8 size envelope.

I have made greeting cards similar to this one before, and actually, its almost like a theme of cards with the similar style/design and I can proudly say that "It's back and better than ever!". You may have seen my other greeting card instructables ("Loading" Christmas Card" and Retro Valentine's Day Card) before and think "why did he make another one?". Well, this one is customizable!

Located in step 2 are 3 files; A .docx file, a .pages file and a PDF. This way it doesn't matter whether you have a Mac OS or a Windows OS, you'll be all set either way! With these documents you can edit the text on the card and/or replace it with your own personal message!

As you can see in the photos, this card was specially designed to look like an old computer's loading window. Also, there are various improvements in the way the card was designed compared to my previous ones. Now what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Step 1: Supplies

To make this card you will need:

Scotch Tape


An X-ACTO Knife

A Printer

2 Sheets of White Card-stock - not shown in photos

Something To Cut On (i.e. A Cutting Mat) - not shown in photos

<p>Worked exactly as advertised! Easy to do, though I wasn't as careful in cutting out the little blue squares, but no matter. Did have to trim the insert a tiny bit for it to fit. I'd like to make one suggestion for improvement. As you can see, I left a half inch border on 3 sides of the front of the card so that I could fold it over and hide the tape. I also cut out the overlapping corners of the fold to eliminate the bulk. </p><p>Just for fun, I used a free QR code generator <a href="http://www.qr-code-generator.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.qr-code-generator.com/ </a> and attached a special message for the geek who's going to receive this. </p><p>THANKS!</p>
<p>I cannot download the .docx and the .pages file is missing it's index.xml file is missing. Help?</p>
<p>Sorry about that... It should work now. If it doesn't, you can PM me your email address and I'll send you the files until I can resolve the problem.</p>
<p>I cannot download the .docx and the .pages file is missing it's index.xml file is missing. Help?</p>
<p> bvnv</p>
<p>wow</p><p>kind of cool work</p><p>keep it up</p><p>http://www.conception-web-eclipse.com/</p>
<p>nice work,but can't you do it with out printing like handmade?</p>
<p>nice work,but can't you do it with out printing like handmade?</p>
<p>I used your instructions to do a makeshift version for revealing my boyfriend's birthday present - it was so fun! I love this card and I want to keep using it!</p>
<p>Nice! I like it!</p>
Amazing :)
<p>Very Pretty :)</p>
<p>Thumbs up for the work</p>
<p>Truly inspiring!</p>
<p>Thanks stevenelson55!</p>
<p>Nicely done.. Awsum</p>
<p>Thank you adamrussell!</p>
<p>That's what i call great work</p>
<p>It's a fun little card. Quick and easy to make too! I made it from thick paper and improved the card a little: I added flaps to the front of the card and glued them together using Tacky Glue. This way there's no ugly shiny tape that hold together the pieces and it looks more finished. I had to trim the inner card a little to make it fit.</p>
<p>Hello! I'm thinking about making this for a friend, so I wanna you if you could elaborate on how you added the &quot;flaps&quot; and glued them together? I'm new here and I've always wanted to make things so I'm glad I've found this site! If you could tell me how you made them I'd appreciate it.</p>
<p>I have drawn the flaps in this document. Fold them back and glue them to the other part of the card (on the numbers I've put in). Glue them inside, so you don't see the flaps on the back of the card.</p>
<p>Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/lf40f4a77p15b44 .</p>
<p>Thanks a lot! but it seems I'm forbidden from viewing or downloading this document for some reason.. I think if you message me or share a link here it would do, from something like Google Drive or Dropbox or any such service</p>
<p>Great! I love the way you avoided using the ugly tape by adding flaps! That was a really good idea! I wish I thought of that before... Your card looks excellent! Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Hi, great card! but i was wondering what font it was and where can i download the font? </p><p>THANKS!</p>
<p>Thanks! As mentioned in Step 2, the required font is &ldquo;<a href="http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Silkscreen" rel="nofollow">Silkscreen</a>&rdquo; which can be downloaded for free at <a href="http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Silkscreen" rel="nofollow">www.fonstsquirrel.com</a>.</p>
Muchas gracias se lo hice de regalo a mi novia :3
<p>&iexcl;Buen trabajo! Bien hecho.</p>
<p>Thanks agis68!</p>
Brilliant idea
<p>what a great instructable man, all my votes are with you.</p><p>i wish from my heart that you win both the contests and win great prizes.</p>
<p>What a nice thing to say! Thank you very much!</p>
<p>Here ya go... Took me about half an hour to make. You're right about the Exacto cramp ha ha.</p>
<p>Ha ha, yeah you gotta watch out for those X-ACTO knife cramps. Nice work! It looks great.</p>
<p>Excellent marketing tool, especially for a limited number of recipients.</p><p>An additional line &quot;virus checked&quot; or similar may be worth adding, with a small part of the &quot; loading&quot; bar pre-displayed.</p>
<p>Wicked old school project. I'm gunna make one today. :D</p>
<p>It's a little scary how much I love this...</p>
<p>I've been having the hardest time trying to open the .docx file, upon discovering the fact that I don't have Word means that I pretty much cannot open the file :( Would there be any way I could get a different file format? (ie PSD, PDF, etc.)</p>
<p>I&rsquo;m sorry about that&hellip; I attached a PDF to this comment for you. However, I am not sure if you will be able to edit the text of this PDF, but you are more than welcome to try. I think you need Adobe Acrobat or something. I am going to upload another PDF to the instructable <em>without</em> text. This way people can use whatever program they want to add text manually.</p>
<p>You can load .docx file into OpenOffice.org or WordPad.</p><p>The format may not match Word exactly but both programs are free.</p><p>Do a Google search to see where you can download the software.</p><p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>Dear WebMaster, I realise that you can't be bothered to test your Web site with every Web browser under the sun,</p><p>but can you at least test it with the most popular Web browsers.</p>
<p>haha good work bro!<br>http://www.tecmundo.com.br/curiosidade/69292-loading-cartao-legal-voce-ver-semana.htm</p>
<p>Just realized it'd be better if I attached an image demonstrating the wonky squares.</p>
<p>I don't see anything wrong with the squares.</p>

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