Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Paper Crafting and Photography: Christmas Note cards

Trying to find thoughtful and special gifts for friends can be tough. Particularly for those lovely ladies who do not need a thing. Let’s face it, who does need a gift. But I love my friends and wanted to give them something special. So I thought I would share some pretty pictures I had taken during this year.

So I carefully scoured the pictures I had taken this year to find 8 photos to create a note card set.

Some of the flower pictures I took this summer

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Some fun pictures

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I knew would be pretty. Remember when I photoshopped them with different techniques and asked you to help me choose?

Here is the peony picture

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and petunia picture that you all helped me choose?


Printed the pictures at Wal-mart the prints were $.09 each. I needed 30 copies of each picture.

Waited impatiently….. for the photos to arrive.

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Purchased 240 note cards from JoAnne’s at 50 percent off. The notecards were $3.99 for 50 note cards, including envelops.

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Using a bone folder, I folded all 240 cards.

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I had ordered this really cute stamp

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to personalize the back of every note card.

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I glued the photos onto the notecards, using Xyron glue that would protect the pictures but also keep the photos on the notecards.

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Look how pretty the cards turned out.

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Another card:

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Tied a pretty ribbon bow around the sets.

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Here are five sets ready to deliver to my friends, I have twenty-five sets more to make. Total cost of each note card set $1.80 and I am not giving my lovely friends anything that will fill their house with junk!!!


  1. Beautiful!! Love how you did everything... great ideas and inspiration!! You are so talented!


  2. You are just so smart!! I'm going to file that in my brain for sure.

  3. What a FABULOUS idea!!! You need to post this a few times a year as a reminder! I need to start taking better pictures so I can do this next year! Great job Cynthia!!!

  4. UNBELIEVABLE!!! You are my hero -- such a crafty little beaver! :)

    Love, love, love this idea -- may be P-Dub would like a set of those? I bet you'd make her blog! :)


  5. Cynthia,
    I love the card sets you are the presentation as well! Great idea:)

  6. great ideas and inspiration!! You are so talented!

    Work From Home India

  7. Loved the Sunsphere cards. I'm a Knoxvillian too. Check out my blog. I found you via The Southern Lady, also a Knoxvillian.



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