December 17, 2012

Handmade Christmas cards made easy.

I hate to say it but Christmas is literally right around the corner! I am almost done my Christmas shopping and everything that I've bought so far is wrapped! Go me! So I'm waiting on the last few gifts to arrive by mail... Oh did you think I went out on black Friday to do my shopping? Heck no... not me. Anyways, here's a little project to help you get your cards completed! Forget about spending $1 per card and make your own!


Supplies: Plain White Envelopes by Staples, Photo paper by Staples, Papers and embellishments by Glitz Design, Corrugated alphas: American Crafts, Ribbon: May Arts, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz


Using your trimmer, cut a piece of pattern paper to 4x6 to use as your base.

 
Staple a piece of ribbon to 3 3/4"X5 3/4"white cardstock and adhere  it to the center of the base. Attach a 3 3/4"x3" photo to the front of the card.
 
 
Attach the embellishments as shown.
 

Once you've created the card, scan the card, crop out the background. Print the cards on photo paper and mail them out! This is a quick and easy solution for your Christmas cards and will only cost you about 10 cents per card after you buy your supplies, rather then spending a great deal of money on boring cards.


I love how my card turned out and I hope I inspired you in some way with this tutorial! If you're looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out the following blogs today!
Sandy
Virginia
Erin
Jennifer



 

39 comments:

ELNM said...

What a fantastic idea! Copying the card once it's assembled would save so much time over making each card individually. I'm here from May Arts - looking forward to following your blog!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow...What a neat idea. I never thought of that and I will be using this one for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.

KellyG said...

Wow, great card! Love that idea of scanning them and it is still so personal!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a novel idea. I love your card and making more copies of it really cuts down on the cost factor too.

Mrs. Kenco said...

Nice way to incorporate picture memories in a card! Great idea!

Barbara H said...

I like your ribbon choice on your card. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Great card! I'm so envious of you - I still have a trip to Toys R Us and ALL of my wrapping to do.. Anyways, love the corrugated numbers and canvas reindeer!!

Jessica Strider said...

Well, that's a brilliant idea. It also gets your recipients a current family photo as opposed to sliding a photo into the envelope.

Ann said...

Great idea! What a beautiful card!

Anita Braddock said...

Super cool idea love the ribbon your card is perfect. the layering is great. thanks for sharing

Diana Evensen said...

That's a great idea. We could even e-mail the finished card to folks and save on postage.

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS your good idea for a photo card.

Barb Ghig said...

Your card is fabulous, and you certainly did inspire me! Thank you!

marylouh said...

Wish I was more computer-savy. That is a fast, economical way to get your cards done. Maybe I'll be brave and try it sometime.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow such pretty pleating!!! I love the color of the ribbon and what a sweet picture! Thanks!
Lisa

Sue D said...

Great idea to copy your card to send out.

Teresa said...

love your card, great idea!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful card love the layout of it :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how these look, simple, and easy, but lots of great texture and the ribbon gives some great shine too.

Julie S. said...

Great idea ! TFS .

Ava Gavloski said...

really like the texture that the may arts ribbon gives to your unique card...
ava g

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, love the idea of handmaking one, but cranking 'em out (something I fail at!).

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

Very cute! Love the ribbon you chose. Gorgeous.

Lauren

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

So great! Love it!

Heidi said...

Beautiful layout, the ribbon is so pretty.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Lovely idea and beautiful card!

Sandy Allnock said...

Hey thats like a digi card without needing photoshop - brilliant!

Chrissy said...

Such a great card. I love the colors you used. That pleated ribbon is a great accent!

Holly and little people said...

Wow, this is an excellent idea, thanks for sharing!

Debby said...

I love how you used the pleat on the ribbon...great element on your card.

sharon g said...

What a great combo of textures. Nice job...

Scraps said...

Talk about getting the most bang for your crafting buck! (pun unintended with the deer embellie, lol)

Linda Beeson said...

How sweet is that adorable card!

Natasha G.P. said...

How cute. I like the deer a lot. Nice choice of ribbon, too.

Lucy Newton said...

Great idea!!!

Camille Short said...

I am so loving this!

Far North said...

The ribbon adds beautiful texture to you darling design.

artjunkie2 said...

Great card!I love the pleated ribbon!

pinkalishious said...

BEAUTIFUL i esp love the reindeer & bauble x