Everyone loves to receive a handmade greeting card! Anything handmade adds that personal touch to gift giving. A great way to make your greeting cards even more special is to add photos to them. Many people do this at Christmas time, but why not do it all year long!
Here is a card I made today for my cousin to give my his mom (aka-my aunt) for her birthday. I was privileged that he asked me to make this for him...he's not exactly the scrapbooking kind of guy...if you know what I mean. But that just goes to show that everyone appreciates handmade cards. He wanted this one a little goofy, but that just makes it even more special because it matches his personality. I can't wait for his mom to receive it!
To make this card, I first cut my cardstock to size. I folded it in half and ran it through my printer to get the "From Your Favorite Son" title on the card. I then cut my patterned paper and red cardstock to the size I wanted. I used a rubber stamp for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment and matted it on another piece of cardstock. I stapled a couple of cute ribbon on the side for some extra flair. To print the photos, I opened a new document in Photoshop Elements and opened all my photos. I sized them to fit the blank document and dragged them onto the blank canvas. I moved them around until I liked how they were positioned and printed them out all on one paper. No cropping required and easy as pie :)
So next time you need to send a card, think about what would add that personal touch everyone loves so much. Then go find your favorite photo and add it to your next card!
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