I have had several customers ask me for ideas on how they can incorporate a photograph into a handmade Holiday card and so I have come up with several ideas that I will showcase over the coming days, the first idea being below.
I designed this card to be simple for mass-production and to accomodate a full 4″x 6″ photograph. It has a 2″ opening flap under which you can stamp or hand-write your sentiment or greeting.
I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock at 10 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ and scored it 2″ from one end to make the flap – I used my Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. I then cut a piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock to fit the base of the card; I matted my photograph onto a piece of Chocolate Chip and then adhered this to the base. I used my Photo Corners Punch to add a finishing touch to the photo.
I took a piece of paper from the Holiday Treasures Designer Series Papers pack and cut it to fit on the front of the flap. I took a piece of Stitched Felt Ribbon from Alpine Ribbon Originals featured in the current Holiday Mini (you can find this online catalog on the right of this page) and attached 3 Brads to it – two Silver brads and one Rhinestone Circle brad from the Fire set. I attached the ribbon to the flap ensuring that the cut ends were secured to the front of the flap underneath where the sentiment will be, to give a smooth clean finish.
I then used a stamp and the punch from the Curly Label Punch Bundle featured on pg 189 of the Fall Winter Catalog – I stamped my image in versamark onto Riding Hood Red cardstock and sprinkled on Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – I then set it using my Heat Tool and punched out the image using the co-ordinating Curly Label Punch. I adhered this to the ribbon and voila – a quick and easy Holiday photo card using a full 4″ x 6″ photograph :-) You could use any embellishments on it – the Felt Flurries would be cute as would die cut Snowflakes using the Big Shot…
This card will fit into the Extra Large Whisper White Envelope. All supplies used are available in the current Fall Winter and Holiday Mini Catalogs – you can find the online links for both of these Catalogs at the top right of this page.