Making photo greeting cards used to be a time-consuming process. You'd take pictures, have them developed, choose the ones you liked and then have the negatives turned into cards. Thanks to digital cameras and computers, you've probably got everything you need to make your own photo greeting cards right at home. Here are two simple projects that will turn favorite photos into cards for any occasion.
Making photo postcards is amazingly simple, and you'll get the same quality you'd get from the photo kiosk at the drugstore. All you need is 4x6 photo paper that's compatible with an inkjet printer. You can make cards using a laser printer, but the photos won't look quite as crisp.
Folding Photo Cards
Adding a photo to a blank greeting card is easy. Simply print out your pictures on photo paper and glue this to blank card stock available at office supply stores. You can run this stock through your printer first, to add a personalized message to the front or interior. Blank greeting card paper is heavier than regular computer paper, and it's pre-scored, so you'll get a perfect fold every time.
As each new generation of card maker joins the ranks, new and improved card making ideas surface. A few old techniques are making a strong comeback as well.
For the serious card maker, there are some essential card making supplies that you must have on hand before starting a projec