Dec 05

DIY Christmas cards.


Is it bad etiquette to blog about your Christmas cards before they are even in the mail? Hope not!

This year, I was all set to buy a Shutterfly photo card with our family photo on it, but when it came time to send the order in, I just couldn’t. So expensive! And with postage, sheesh! So, I set out to make something a little less expensive. In the end, I did that – AND I was happier with the design than I would have been.

I had never used Washi tape yet – so I was super excited to find a use for it. So cool! All I did was tape our 4×6 photo to a piece of Kraft card stock. I also used some glue to keep the photo from popping up. And for the envelope, I just slid the card into a brown paper lunch bag, folded it over, and wrapped more Washi tape around it.

My kids even helped me with the tape – it was super forgiving and a perfect way for them to “help out”. And as a BONUS – The Washi tape can be “strategically” placed – notice how it masked Mommy’s hips?! :)

The cards only cost about 23¢ a piece. And if you printed your prints for free (here and here) – they would only cost 13¢. Not bad, compared to the $1 I would have spent per piece at Shutterfly. Yes, they did take considerably more time, of course. But, I really enjoyed it. Handmade is always better, right?

Photography by: Sarah Kaiser Photography
Paper: Hobby Lobby (Pack of 50 8.5×11 sheets for $2.50 <1/2 off>)
Envelopes/Bags: Walmart ($1/bag of 50)
Washi tape: I bought locally at Cottage Collective, but you can find online anywhere

Merry Christmas to you!

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5 comments!!!

  1. Sarah says:

    SO cute and creative!! :-) And you are too darn funny – “masking out mommy’s hips” Funny & CRAZY!!

  2. Lacey says:

    so great kylie, as usual! i miss you!

  3. Margaux says:

    Hi, Super cute!!!! how did you add the text to your photo?

  4. Kylie Rott says:

    Hi Margaux – Thanks for you question. To add the text, I used Photoshop.

  5. Jen says:

    These are adorable! I’m pinning for next year.

    Were you able to ship them with the baker’s twine, or is that just for the photo?

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