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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DIY: Photo thank you cards + sashes.

Looking for a unique thank you card? With a bit of crafty know-how and an online photo service (such as, you can create a card that doubles as a keepsake from your wedding. Download the free template for sashes that I've created and follow these steps to make your own.

Upload a high resolution wedding photo to an online photo service and order matte finish notecards. To create the example, I ordered the 5 x 7 size. Shutterfly, in particular, also includes envelopes with all notecard purchases (score!).

Download and print the sash template as many times as need be. A somewhat translucent paper or ink-jet friendly vellum works particularly well since the image will show through below. If you are printing on vellum, try using the "transparency" setting on your printer for better results.

With a personal paper cutter, trim sashes to a finished size of 11 x 1.5 inches. One inch of the sash will be used to create an overlapping piece for adhesive.

When you're ready to add the sash to the cards, center the "thank you" message on the front and wrap the sides around the back. Roll a strip of permanent adhesive along the overlapped piece in back. As previously recommended, the Tombow mono adhesive tape roller is great (and readily available at most craft stores and online retailers such as

Check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway! ;)


shalonne said...

sorry for the late question, I just discovered your site. On shutterfly, which notecards did you use? The only ones I can find have a boarder and a caption. Did you just order prints?


Shalonne Foster

h.Lo said...

So sorry I didn't include that! When you go to start a new card, choose either "greeting cards" or "note cards" (the size is the only difference). Under "any occasion", choose "collage favorites". Then choose "classic without edge". It will look like it holds 9 or so photos, but once you're under that selection, you can change it to 1 picture. I used the option that is without text.