mother’s day gift idea–photo notecards

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, but classy Mother’s Day gift idea you’re in the right place.  I whipped up this set of blank photo notecards in about 30 minutes total time last week.

I chose some pretty photos I had taken recently (flowers, streams, a basket of homegrown strawberries, some beautiful churches, a lovely sunset) and fancied them up with some of my favorite photoshop actions.  If you don’t have a photo editing program that has actions you can use picmonkey.com to add some cool effects for free online.

Once I had my photos looking how I wanted them I printed them on 4×6 semi gloss paper with a white border around them.  Next I created some 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inch cards (trimmed 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch pieces folded in half) from kraft paper and adhered the photos to the front.  I included some invitation envelopes that fit perfectly, and…voila!

If you don’t have any photos that would work to create these notecards, you can try searching for creative commons images on Google images and setting the size selector to large so the resolution is good for printing.  Just be sure to only use the images for personal use.  =)

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