Each year I look forward to designing our family Christmas card because I know that with the help of Shabby Princess digital scrapbooking elements, I will be able to EASILY create a unique and (very) inexpensive card.
While I aspire to one day convert to digital scrapbooking, it is not something I have attempted. Yet, even with my lack of knowledge, Shabby Princess offers a great selection of easy-to-personalize photo cards.
For only $4.95 I was able to purchase the above kit which included 18 different card options, along with additional embellishments and text (I know that I sound like a commercial - I just really love this site!).
After downloading the files to my computer, I searched through the choices. I wanted to include multiple pictures and was looking for a color scheme that would compliment the photos. This pink and green option was perfect.
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Because I am completely untrained in Photoshop and the like, I used Microsoft Publisher to manipulate the digital images and photos. I added the gift graphic that was included in the kit, as well as the "Happy Christmas" text. On my final draft, I will include our family name on the lower green strip.
I plan to print my cards as 5x7 size through PE Photo (good quality, at a great price).
Once I completed, I called up my sister (who happens to have an etsy shop with lots of stuff like this), and had her design the perfect coordinating envelope seal - isn't it adorable?!
If you are interested in quickly and inexpensively creating cards that you will be proud to send out, then I suggest that you set your kids in front of the tree with some cute pj's, snap some pictures, and then head over to Shabby Princess!
I have to say thank you for all of your adoring comments on my last post - they were very flattering (I was even elevated to super hero status!).
But, in the spirit of full disclosure I must admit that I haven't reached the same organizational level in all aspects of my life - I tackle Christmas shopping and decorating because they are activities I enjoy and look forward to throughout the year.
After all, I wouldn't dream of posting about the state of my laundry room or kitchen sink!