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Easy DIY, Photo Cards Two Ways

You know we’re about to go all holiday-like on ya over the next several weeks.  So before we get too holiday crazy, I thought I would share a little project I did a few weeks ago that was surprisingly easy!  And I have a little photo project my Mom did and sent my way as well.  That’s right, two DIY projects for the price of one post.  Now you know where I get my love for note cards!

For the photo cards I created I decided to use Floyd’s test prints.  We have a printer that prints very high quality pictures up to 11×17 inches.  But before he makes a large photo for someone, Floyd always does a few test prints that are 4×6.  Many times he’s just adjusting the color a teensy bit, but because he is a perfectionist when it comes to his work, he rejects the test prints that I think are still gorgeous.  So I decided that rather than letting those little beauty’s hit the trash, we could share them with others by turning them into cards.

All that was needed for this project were the test prints, Avery self-fold blank greeting cards from Staples, and photo stickers that you would use for making an album.  I spent $12.99 to make 20 cards.  Pretty sweet!

Its pretty self-explanatory, but what I did to make the card was first fold the card where it indicated.  Then I placed a few of the photo stickers to the back of the photo being used, and then I centered it on the front of the card.

Voila!  Pretty greeting cards, sure to make anyone happy to peek inside their mailbox.

So that was my take on photo cards, but my Mom had a take all her own.  While staying as a guest at her friend Paulette’s house, she took a photo of this delicious spread and cute table setting.  She then placed the image on 1/4 of an 8 1/2 x 11 card-stock.  Then where the back of the card would be she printed in a scripty font, “Paulette’s Kitchen. Where laughter and good conversation are always on the menu.” She then sent a set as a thank-you for her visit.  How sweet is that?!

There you have it.  DIY projects made simple yet personal!  Of course this can be customized a million ways to incorporate the holidays or in your own personal way.  Maybe you have photos of your dog dressed up as Santa or that you’ve just been meaning to print out from a special day.  Either way, your friends will love getting such a personal note!

Megan

  • slamdunk

    Well done Megan.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Cara

    cute!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Brianna

    Fantastic DIY dear!

    Love it

    xoxo
    bB

    November 30, 2010 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Kelly V.

    I love that – I take pictures of my friends and I when I stay at their house/get together, then send thank you cards with the picture of us on the front. Not nearly as beautiful as the images above, but similar idea – they have all loved it 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 8:14 am Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Oooh they look great!!! 😀 😀
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

    November 30, 2010 at 8:15 am Reply
  • marian

    Oh, I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing as we are in the endless debate of what to send out for Christmas cards this year:)

    November 30, 2010 at 8:19 am Reply
  • DeAnna

    oh i love this idea and especially on making it more personable to the person it being sent too!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:31 am Reply
  • Imogen

    Amazing and so professional looking. I’m extremely impressed.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    Ooooo what an adorable idea! It makes it so personal! I like it! =)

    Melanie’s Randomness

    November 30, 2010 at 9:17 am Reply
  • krystal/village

    What a great idea! I love this…

    November 30, 2010 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Sara @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    I’d sure love to receive that card in the mail 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Jude

    This is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing – I always wanted to figure out how to do this and can’t wait to try!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:22 am Reply
  • carma

    very nice – and personal

    November 30, 2010 at 10:27 am Reply
  • betsy

    Love these ideas!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    You and your mom are so crafty! Love both of them- and your mom’s is super sweet!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Such a cute idea.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Kiran

    I love it! I will definitely be doing this – probably for custom thank you cards for our family . . .

    November 30, 2010 at 11:30 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Very pretty! His shots are amazing!

    November 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • everton terrace

    Oh great idea. I love the thought of doing these as a thank you gift to a hostess with pictures from the visit.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • cindy

    Love these!!

    November 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    What a great idea!

    November 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • jaime

    very cute and easy idea! i like how it’s so personal too 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Very nice idea! If only I had the time to do that.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Bravo girl! Love it!
    Best,
    Tina

    November 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    I LOVE this idea! I just had our xmas cards made and they definitely weren’t $12.99. Next year will definitely be a DIY project! xo

    November 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    these are super easy to make and can be used for any holiday. thanks for sharing!

    http://ohtobeamuse.com

    November 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    So easy even I could do it…except I’m too lazy!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    2 great & simple ideas- Thank you for sharing!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Tiffany Morrison

    crafty, crafty….my favorite 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm Reply
  • Katie

    great idea!

    November 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    love it! so personal and cute!

    November 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Josie

    These look great! I love the idea.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

    November 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Sierra

    I love projects like this, especially when it entails photography! Speaking of photography, your photos of this project look great!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Rona

    What a great project.

    February 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply

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