Turkey Tracks: Making Greeting Cards

Turkey Tracks:  February 9, 2012

Making Greeting Cards

Greeting cards have become REALLY expensive.

For a long time now, I’ve been making my own.  I sew on some, I glue things on some, I stamp some, and so forth.

Perhaps one of the easiest is to put a photo into a card.  Swarthmore, for instance, sells 40 photo greeting cards and envelopes with deckle edges, for $20.  That’s 50 cents a card.  (They’re for 4 by 6-inch photos.)  You can order these photo cards online from lots of places.  The last batch I got had modified the slot for the photo so that it’s like a little envelope into which you slide your photo.  Mine have not needed any additional sticking (with the enclosed stickers) to hold them into place without sliding.

Lately, I’ve been using photos of pieces of my quilts.  Here’s what a recent batch looks like:

I write, in pencil, the name of the quilt on the right-hand corner of each card.

I like them a lot!

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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