I adore photo greeting cards during the holidays. Being the crafter that I am, I tend to shy away from the printed, postcard variety you can order and like to get photos printed myself and dress them up. This year, I had 4×6 pictures printed at Costco after using Photoshop to add a festive greeting, purchased green cardstock from Michaels on a super 4 for $1 deal and bought value packs of cards from Target to use as a base – 18 cards for only $5! The cards themselves were a little silly, but had a gorgeous, bright red background that I knew would work well with the photo I chose. Trying to make your own cards from scratch with colored envelopes and cards from craft stores can get a bit more costly, so starting with the value packs is a great way to make your holiday cards your own without spending a lot of dough.
Here’s what you need:
- boxed cards with good background color or print
- coordinating cardstock
- printed photos
- photo mounting squares (Big Lots has ’em cheap, cheap!)
- paper trimmer or ruler and scissors
Here’s what you do:
- Use your paper trimmer to cut out three 4.5 x 6.5 inch rectangles from each sheet of 12×12 cardstock.
- Use photo mounting squares to affix photo to cardstock, then cardstock to face of card.
- Add your own personal greeting, sign, seal and deliver!
Cost: $18 for 36 cards! Only $0.50 per card…not bad! Photos were $5 at Costco, cards were $10 total at Target and cardstock for 36 cards was $3 at Michaels.