Adding a photo to a card is a favorite technique of mine. It’s an added level of personalization that always seems to bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Of course, having the cutest Picture Perfect Shaker Kit to work with doesn’t hurt either. Here are a few camera cards you can make in a flash. ;)
PHOTO CARD #1: Snap Flap
My first card came about by accident. I was die cutting the camera but stopped cranking the die through too early. The result—a camera flap.
Rather than scrap the cut, I thought I could put it to work as an interactive card front, so I dressed it up a bit with items from the kit.
I also used some of the sweet new Candy Toppings as camera centers. Yum!
My sweet friend and I been taking pics together since we were in photography class together in high school, so I knew this would make a great birthday card for her. A 4x3 photo of us slid right into the space without glue needed, so she can take it out and keep it.
This would be a fun project to do for grandparents or anyone who would love to receive a photo in their card. And, really, isn’t that anybody? ;)
PHOTO CARD #2: Shaped Slider
My sweet in-laws recently watched our children for us. We had to make an unexpected trip out of town, and they didn’t hesitate to jump in and help. Seems a thank-you card is in order.
They were nice enough to send us photos while we were away, which made the distance easier. I took some of those fun pics and incorporated them into the design. Surprise! I stitched the card to create the pocket, leaving the one side open so added photos can, ahem, develop.
Since this is a shaped card, I die cut and added a camera for the back. This gives me a place to write a note of thanks. Cards don’t always have to be rectangle or flip open to serve as happy hellos.
USE THE LEFTOVERS
I couldn’t resist making a third card with the project leftovers. I hate seeing bits and pieces go to waste. Plus, I’m all for having another birthday card on hand.
For the pocket on this one, I used foam adhesive to pop the camera up, only adding the foam around the top, bottom, and left sides. Now a gift card will easily slide in and out. A gift card would work in place of the pins on any of these three designs, actually.
Smile! It’s time to craft. What kind of camera creations will you focus on?
QUEEN & CO. SUPPLIES USED
OTHER SUPPLIES USED
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Pen: Tombow; Die Cut Machine: Sizzix