I’m pretty well lost when it comes to making the gorgeous Stampin’ Up cards that some of my friends make – like Aubri has done in the past – but I like putting photos of places I’ve been and things I’ve made on cards to send to my Grandma!
|Photos from hiking, crafting, and life in general|
In the past, I’ve had postcards made at Office Depot, printed on heavy duty card stock and then cut into four squares per page. I was good at sending about one a week to my Grandma for a while, but I haven’t been as good lately now that I’ve run out of postcards. They were fun, but I keep not getting around to taking my flash drive up to Office Depot to get more printed. I couldn’t find any print-yourself postcards that were actually of a decent paper weight, so I bought some Avery Matte White Note Cards to print myself. You get two note cards that fold in half per sheet, and they come with envelopes.
I struggled for a while (read: wasted several cards) trying to get the formatting to line up correctly to print the front of the cards borderless, gave up for a while, and recently acknowledged that a white border around the photograph is just fine. I also put some captions on the backs for the location, date, and branding 🙂
For incentive to myself to be good about sending them regularly, I’ve already got address labels and postage stamps on the envelopes for each card – they’re all set except to send, just waiting for words to be written inside! I love “Forever” stamps so I don’t have to keep track of what the cost of a first class stamp is currently running!