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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cards in less than an hour!

For me to craft anything in less than an hour is a miracle as I'm a constant over thinker.  But at 2am in the morning and running on nothing, I managed to pull off a Christmas miracle.  =)

See for the past few weeks I've seen others pointing out sites they want to get photo Christmas cards from and yet others have been asking for my addy for one.  In all this, I've decided that it would be awesome to send out cards as I now have a reason to send them...  I'm no longer a single soul sharing christmas joy but a married one.  So the cards go out as a joint tiding of joy!  Woot!

I began my hunt on Shutterfly.com as we have a gift card from the wedding there.  But as all the flat cards I looked at were a minimum of 70 cents for the designs I liked.  And they were enveloped!  I wanted postcards...not regular cards.  I don't care if it gets marked or tainted by the mail process.  It gives it more flavor that way and cuts the postage down.

So I went back to my favorite friend gotprint.com.  You download their photoshop template and work within the lines to ensure you fill the bleed areas but not with important items.  It took me 30 minutes to go through our wedding photos (all 771 of them) and pick out my favorites for the card.  I resized the images (1 for front and 1 for back), copied it into the template, added text (another 15 minutes of which font looks best) and then uploaded to the site.  Well, uploaded after hubby approved of my work.  ;)  In all it took an hour and I made only 1 mistake on the final copy that might take you a bit to notice...  let me know if you find it.  ;)


The front!


And it's behind!

What do you think?  I'm betting it's gonna look great with a glossy front and 2 sides in color!

2 comments:

Cece @ Dill Pickle Picnic said...

I think they are going to look snazzy...and heck I'm so behind in reading that you may already have them! ;)

Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

LabRat 101 said...

Thanks! You'll be sure to love them when you get one in the mail (hopefully I'll send them this weekend).

I too am behind on my readings as I'm putting in those long PhD dissertation hours now. Maybe I'll catch up a little on reading and posting over the break when I'm not extracting RNA. ;)

Have a very Merry Christmas too!

 
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