May 4, 2010

From Polaroid to Postage

As you can see from my previous posts I've been having a lot of fun with the Instant Back on my Diana + camera, so it's about time that I found a crafty way to use these beautiful pictures.

It's very easy to turn one of these cute photos into a beautiful card for any occasion.
You'll need:
- A piece of card stock or blank folded card (this piece is 8.5" x 5.5")
- A photo
- Photo corners (any colour)
- Some Embellishments (Above some Japanese masking tape and a felt tip pen)
- A bone folder (optional)

The first step is to fold (if using a piece of card stock) measure half way down the piece of card and use the a ruler and the bone folder to score the fold line. This will ensure a clean and accurate fold line. Next, embellish as you see fit. Finally, move the photo around until you find the spot you like and affix the photo corners.

All that is left is to place the photo and trim the tape or other embellishments as necessary.

Having a stash of blank envelopes and cards and card stock is a necessary part of craft life. Depending on how you plan on delivering your message an envelope might be necessary or maybe not, the envelope might be embellished or maybe not. This same idea can be used to make a gift tag by affixing your photo to a blank luggage tag, a flat card for a postcard look, stickers, stamps and ribbons will give you a different look and feel. The sky is the limit and your options are endless. Have fun!

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