Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Make your own postcards

Make your own Postcards by Marci Knecht

Everyone loves to get mail. In this electronic age of digital photos and email, sometimes we forget the joy and excitement of opening the mailbox and finding a letter, or better yet a postcard, just for us. Have you ever thought about surprising your family and friends with homemade Postcards?

Postcards are less expensive to mail then a regular letter, just 26 cents (within the U.S.) as long as it conforms to the USPS guidelines. A “Post card” must meet the following measurements:

Min. Max.
Height 3.5 inches 4.25 inches
Length 5 inches 6 inches
Thickness 0.007 inches 0.016 inches

It must be rectangular in shape, unfolded or uncreased, paper or cardstock.

Your design could range from a very basic 4x6 photo with no embellishment, to a more elaborate, intricately stamped, painted, embossed or glittered design. You can use strips of fabric, felt or foil for texture, collage scrapbook paper and small photos – your imagination is the limit. If you want to protect your creation, laminate it before attaching postage.

laminated postcard

non laminated postcard

Next time you’re wondering what to do with those little “scraps”, surprise someone with “happy mail”…..and make a postcard!


Linda said...

These are so cool and such a neat idea!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Marci these are very pretty!

Tammy said...

I love the new blog and the postcard idea is terrific. Thanks for reminding me of this :)

Nicole said...

Wonderful! Will add your blog to my list!

Trace Geworsky said...

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StaceyM said...

Wow Marci, what a fun idea. I know I love receiving happy mail in my mail box.

Kelly said...

That really is a neat idea. A really cute idea for quick (and less expensive to mail) bday cards and even Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing!


Ally said...

Loving the post cards! They're so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing lots of great and inspiring ideas in the new blog.

Elisa K said...

Marci I love the post cards and so glad you took the time to do this. I need to make a bunch of these.

Alicia Barry said...

Cute idea Marcie.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fun idea Marci!


Kim Langston said...

Great idea! And fantastic new blog... will definately save it in my bloglines!

Holly said...

These are awesome!!!