It's time for group post #2 for the Papertrey Ink September countdown! Today the team is featuring a collection of products that will make it easier than ever to create your own handmade holiday photo cards. I always send photo cards at Christmas...but unfortunately, they're not homemade. That just might change this year with these cool products. Everything I show in today's post as "new" will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EST on September 15th, 2013.
I created two photo cards for today's post. One is more traditional, and the other features a smaller, Instagram-type photo. Don't worry, you don't HAVE to have Instagram to create this type of card...you can simply size/crop and print any photo to a 2 1/2" square and you're good to go. If you're handy with a photo editing program of some sort you would even be able to fit two 2 1/2" square photos on a 4x6 canvas and have them printed as a 4x6 photo from your favorite printer...super inexpensive.
My first card is more traditional. I started with a 4x6 print (how inexpensive are those these days???) and cropped it down to roughly 4x4. I adhered it to a 4 x 5 1/2" Aqua Mist card base on which I had stamped the right hand side with BB: Super Stripes.
The "joy" and "peace" are brand new dies called One Liners. They are a beautiful script word attached to a narrow strip. They're the perfect finishing touch along the edge of a photo, or you could also use more than one and arrange them like I did here. A pretty ampersand from the new Grand Ampersand set and coordinating dies adds a pop of red. The "wishing you" sentiment was stamped in black ink and it's from the new Instant Photo: Holidays set.
My second project uses a smaller photo. I just printed mine at home, sized to 2 1/2", but if you're using actual Instagram photos I know there are a few places that you can get them printed. I'm sure Nichole will have more of that info in her post.
For this little cutie I used the new Instant Photo Pull Out die set. It includes the outer pocket (the square window is part of the die) as well as the insert. You can use the pocket in either a horizontal or vertical orientation, making it very versatile. The sentiment is again from the new Instant Photo: Holidays stamp set.
When the insert is pulled out there is room for a little message. I just included a hand-written note, but you could easily print something using your computer for a more polished look.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects today using these new products from Papertrey Ink. I think they make it so easy to make classy looking holiday cards without a lot of fuss...the hard work is already done...Nichole took card of that for us! :-)
To see more ideas using these products, be sure to hop around to my team members to see what they've created...
- Cristina Kowalozyk
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Erin Lincoln
- Maile Belles
- Nichole Heady
- Dawn McVey
- Heather Nichols
- Melissa Phillilps
- Laura Bassen
Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Instant Photo: Holidays stamp set, Instant Photo Pull Out dies, One Liners dies, Grand Ampersand stamp set and coordinating dies