Tuesday, June 5, 2012

photo thank you cards.

what better way to finish the sporadic birthday series than with thank you cards? i love to do photo cards because they're cheaper, less likely to get thrown away {fridge, anyone?}, and more personal. i do believe the final product was my plan E, but it all worked out in the end.

creative idea #14: photo thank you cards
idea sparked by: blog.alainmartinez.com {very last pic}


  • scrapbook paper {9 pieces of 8x11}
  • card stock {9 pieces of 8x11}
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tape
  • something to string banner with {optional}
  • hot glue gun (optional)
  • computer + printer
  • something round to trace circles around letters {optional. i used a bowl}
  • camera
  • baby
  • props {optional}
  • avery 5164 labels {optional}
  • post card stamps
  • to make a banner triangle the full size of an 8x11 piece of paper, use a ruler to mark the center of the bottom of the piece of scrapbook paper. trace one line from that point to each of the top corners, to make a triangle. repeat with all scrapbook paper.
  • on the computer, type out THANK YOU! in desired font and color, sized to fit your triangles. print on cardstock
  • either cut them out right on the letter, or use a round object to trace a circle around them. {i put the circle on the paper and held it up to the light to make sure the letter was centered before tracing}. cut out.
  • tape the letters to the triangles
  • i was originally going to do this outside and have the banner hot glued on to lace ribbon and hanging from 2 chairs, but i needed to get these done quick so i taped them to the wall instead{no trip to the park necessary}. you choose your plan of attack.
  • photograph your adorable subject with desired props.

  • edit and print photos.
  • because my hand writing isn't the best and i thought it would be fun, i printed out individual thank yous from emery in kid font. i let each person know what emery loved to do with their gift! i printed these on the avery 5164 labels and stuck them on the back of the photo.

what are your favorite thank you card ideas??

love and gratitude,

1 comment:

  1. Love this! so smart and useful! Thanks for sharing

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com