Monday, May 16, 2011

{The Winner Revealed & a Quick DIY}

The winner of my photo card giveaway -- chosen completely by random --
is Holly Diane. Congratulations, Holly! I hope you enjoy them. Just email
me your address (, and I'll get them in the mail.

Thank you for all your nice comments about my card sets through the last
post and via email. I was a little blown away. These are such simple cards,
and your nice words about them made my week!

A few of you asked me specifically how I made these -- what products I use,
etc. I figured it would be easiest to show you with photos. You're not going to
believe how fast and easy these are. I mean, really.

First, you need three particular supplies:
- Photos
- Cards & envelopes
- Your favorite adhesive

Photos -- I print mine through I think the quality of their matte
prints is fantastic. The blacks are black, the whites are white and the colors pop.
The prices are totally competitive but the quality is better than your average,
one-hour places (i.e., Walgreens, Costco, etc.).

Cards and Envelopes -- I love the Kraft folded cards and envelopes by Recollections.
They have a thick and sturdy quality. The ones I use are 4.6 inches by 6.25 inches. So,
they hold a four by six photo while giving it a little border.

Adhesive -- Tombo Mono Permanent is my favorite one.
I get it at Michael's and Joann's.

Then, it's just a matter of piecing them together:
- Select the photos you want to use.
- Pull a little adhesive across the back of each photo.
- Center them on a folded card.

See? I told you they were easy.

Let me know if you make your own. I'd love to hear about it.


Holly Diane said...

Thank you so much for showing how you made them! I am totally going to try this project. And I am so thrilled to be the winner! I've emailed you my address..

Thanks again!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing the "how-tos". Your photography is amazing.

Wendy said...

I love Ritz pics too, but I was so disappointed when they started closing all the stores here in Arizona :-(

carlene federer said...

Super Cute Sam! I always love your snapshots, you get great shots and perspectives!