There are so many great new products being introduced for Papertrey Ink’s September release. Today, I’ve prepared a post with a couple of quick and easy holiday photo cards. Holiday photo cards are very trendy and tend to be very popular in our home. We love getting the chance to see the faces of friends and family and also reading a little note about what’s been going on over the past year. It’s a great way to catch up and a reason to reconnect. The new products (Instant Photo: Holidays, One Linder dies, Instant Photo Pull-Out die) will be available for purchase on September 15 at 10 PM EST.
The Instant Photo Pull-Out die make creating a holiday photo card so easy. I love the results! You can choose to embellish it or keep it simple – either way, it’s for sure to be the talk of the holiday cards for your friends and families.
To assemble the card, the photo above shows where I scored the lines and where I added scor-tape to adhere it together. Prior to assembling it, I ran it through my embossing machine with the Stitching impression plate (Side 2).
In this photo, you can see that I added a cardstock sleeve to the card. To reduce the bulk, you can achieve the same results by adding a cardstock panel to the front only instead. The cardstock sleeve measures 6.25″ x 1.5″ and I scored lines at about 2″ and at 5″.
Next, I added a bit of embellishments, but die cutting a couple of holly leaves from Holiday Postmarks set. I finished it off with a threaded button. In this photo, you can see the embossing details too!
Here’s the insert pull-out! I printed a 2.5″ square photo and positioned it so it will show in the photo card window.
I stamped the sentiment and punched a hole set with an eyelet.
To let the recipient know there’s more, I added a stamped arrow to the bottom of the photo.
On the back, I printed a newsletter. How great is that?! I used a word document to adjust the paper settings to 3″ x 5.25″. I typed the information making sure the margins allowed me to type to the ends of the cardstock. You can read all about a few of our details of the year!
The photo and One Liner die cuts stole the show on my next card.
- Print 4″ x 6″ photo.
- Trim shimmer cardstock (and another piece of cardstock) to 4″ x 6″
- Using the extra 4″ x 6″ cardstock as a guide, mark where you would like to frame the photo and make your markings and cut.
- Using the cardstock as a guide, center it over the shimmer cardstock and cut the “frame.” I used a craft knife.
- Add One-liner die cuts around the frame.
- Using foam adhesive, pop the photo element off of a white 4″ x 6″ card base and stamp sentiment on the inside.
Here, you can see the details of the Peace die cut.
I really like how the word die cuts can frame a photo.
The font on these die cuts is amazing and oh so elegant.
On the inside, I stamped the sentiment and added a few snowflakes.