December 05, 2011

Personalized Cards for other occasions

This year I received a credit for 50 free Christmas cards from Shutterfly.  Let me be honest.  I don't really have 50 people to send cards to.  I really only send them to close family and friends.  I knew it would be a waste to print up 50 of them so I started to brainstorm.  I decided to take the family photos that the amazing Katie Dudley took for us and make some other types of cards.

I thought you might like this idea too because sometimes when you order cards, the price drops substantially when you order more.  So we went with this for the Christmas card front:


And as a bonus, their cards let you use another picture on the inside.....



...and there's even a spot for a cute little picture on the back.


So I ordered 25 of those and then came up with some other cards I could use for other reasons.


I used the pictures of Rex with the hat....


...to make a congratulation-type card.


Here's the back.


Then I took this photo I love of the boys....


...and made it a hope-you're-feeling-better-soon-type of card.


Here's the back.


So instead of wasting the credit, I have cards to use for other occasions.  I also like that I have another way to make use of the family pictures we had taken because I really love them.  Win-win baby!  I think it would be more fun to get a card like this rather than your average generic congratulation card, too.

Tomorrow I have a project that's been in the works a while to show you.  It might involve a nasty desk turned pretty and a crazy switch-a-roo in our home.  See you tomorrow.  Thanks for dropping in.

20 comments:

  1. LOVE those cards! What a great idea!

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  2. É LINDO! Amei a ideia, mas estou longe para fazer um cartão assim!

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  3. what a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That scowl made me smile... awesome!

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  5. Great ideas for cards. Your family pictures turned out great, they make me smile :)

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  6. What a fun idea. Those pictures of your boys are totally adorable. :) Those shutterfly cards are really beautiful too.

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  7. I love this idea! The pictures you chose and the word you put with them are perfect. The one of Baden with the grumpy face getting a loving brotherly hug is the best!

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  8. Those photos are awesome...and your boys crack me up with all the different faces they make! I just wanna eat em up, ya know? Just like I do with my own little ones. These would be quite fun to receive!

    This year I'm including all the outtakes on our card...they were to much fun not to include =)

    Blessings,

    Joy~

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  9. This is such a GREAT idea! You are so so creative, I'm not sure I would have ever thought of that. Those adorable pictures of your boys fit perfectly with the message inside the cards. LOVE it.

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  10. I can not even begin to tell you how much I love these cards. First of all, you have the CUTEST family! The photos themselves are just amazing. But then you created the perfect cards around them. Love them so much. Your friends and family will feel so blessed to receive any of these cards.

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  11. I love a personalised card and you would have no shortage of gorgeous photos to choose from!

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  12. LOVE those pictures of Rex and THE hat!!! Hallmark look out ~ you have quite a talent there! (not to mention your gorgeous boys!)

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  13. Totally wish I would've done this instead of 50 Christmas cards....

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  14. Genius! And the pictures are all so so cute!

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  15. Love these, they are adorable ! Great idea !

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  16. that is a lovely idea... and the photos I loved them...

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  17. cutest.family.pictures!!! love them!

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  18. Such a great Idea, I never would have thought of that! Thanks!

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  19. Cheri, you are a clever girl. You really gave me the push to get family photos. Emailing hubby now to put in my request for my Mothers day gift, yes, I said Mothers day...haha

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  20. LOVE how your card turned out, so so cute! Wishing you and the fam a very merry holiday!

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