Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Quick and Easy Photo Card!

I know many of you have a long standing tradition of sending a family Christmas picture to friends and family every year. You do this, in part, because you think you don't have time to make Christmas cards. After doing some blog surfing last night, I was inspired to challenge this notion, and I came up with this SIMPLE, QUICK and EASY upgrade to said photo card that will make those who open your card THIS year sit up and take notice!

Tell me this isn't more special than what you've been doing! This took me all of maybe 5 min. to make, and mass producing these would be one evening's worth of pleasure. It's designed to fit into a standard business envelope, which measures 4 1/8" x 9 1/2". The picture I used (of me and my friend Shelly--the only loose one I had laying around at the moment) is a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". If you prefer 4" x 6", this size will fit this layout as well, just without any border around the photo.

Seriously now, isn't this nicer than what Walmart or Target can print off for you? I don't know about you, but to me it communicates so much love and care. You might even have so much extra time that you could print off a little summary of the year to attach to the back of the card.

This is the version I created for those who'd like to do a little--emphasis on the word "little"--more crafting. Here I added 2 lengths of ribbon--the green one vertically, and the red bow. This dresses it up a bit, but still doesn't add a ton of time to the project. Sandra, I know you wouldn't choose this one because you consider yourself bow challenged, but this is an easy one to make, really! The bow is a self-tying one--imagine making 2 bunny ears, crossing them and pulling one through and you have it--and is secured with a little glue dot. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!

This type of card can be coordinated to match with the clothing your family chooses to wear, and there are multiple greeting options in the stamp set that I used. Let me know if I can help you in any way with this. I think you'll be glad you did!

One more thing: I learned this morning that there are 66 of you who are subscribed to my blog! I'm so excited by this, but I'm stumped at the same time. If there are so many of you, how come I never hear from you? You're lurkers, aren't you. Just like to look and remain anonymous. That's fine with me, but please know that I'd love to hear your thoughts about what I post. It's part of why I'm out here in cyberland!

6 comments:

My Paper World said...

Great card! I think this is my first visit, so I am not one of your lurkers! I look forward to visiting again!

sandra said...

it is definitely a beautiful card and the bow doesn't seem too difficult to make.
I just finished to crop all the picture of Olivia in a 3.5 x3.5 " for the next week's Christmas cards making when I saw your card...
I need to know how many girls are coming so I can make enough lasagna for everyone (except me...I'm going to ahve my three wisdon teeth removed just the Thursady before, so I will eat only jello for few days, but I'm going to be there no matter what!!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Genius, Jenn! I was just thinking today about how I could show my customers different ways of incorporating their Holiday photo in their Christmas cards. Thank you for inspiring me!

L. said...

I love this!!!!!! Is this a Jenn original?

My Paper World said...

Sorry, In answer to your question, I dont know how I found you, I just blog hop. But Im glad that I did!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Great idea! Very nice Christmas card!