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:
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.
non laminated postcard
Next time you’re wondering what to do with those little “scraps”, surprise someone with “happy mail”…..and make a postcard!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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