Custom photo cards are all the rage because they provide a one-of-a-kind and sentimental spin on a traditional classic. Unfortunately, commercially printed photo cards often have a hefty price tag. With a few supplies, you can make your own custom photo cards by mounting family photos to blank card stock or even recycled greeting cards. You can use the same photo for each card or give each member of your family their own special photo memory.
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Things you need
- Blank greeting cards
- 4x6 photos
- Photo squares
Print out or purchase 4x6 inch prints of your favourite family photo. Chose a matt finish if possible as matt finishes resist fingerprints and smudges.
Trim the photo so that at least 1/4 to 1/2 inches of the card can be seen. Doing so creates a border that frames in the photo and makes it stand out. Use a ruler to mark your cut lines to prevent mistakes.
Place your photo into position, then use a pencil to create light lines at the corners to help you place your card in the right spot once you add the adhesive.
Apply one photo square to each of the back corners of your photo. Photo squares are small pieces of double-sided adhesive material that secure photos tightly but remove cleanly if your card recipient wants to remove and frame the picture.
Place the photo onto the card, using the light pencil lines as your guide. Press down at the corners to make sure each corner adheres completely. Use the pencil eraser to remove any visible pencil marks.
Tips and warnings
- Glue a piece of construction paper onto the inside of old, signed greeting cards to recycle them into new greeting cards.
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