You ought to be in pictures! And you ought to be in holiday cards, too. Making personalized greetings is a snap: All you need is a digital camera, our clip art, and a printer to create a few or a few dozen. These fun projects will have everyone on your mailing list smiling -- without even having to say “cheese.”
- Photo software (like iPhoto)
- Digital photograph
- High-quality matte and heavyweight paper
- Hole punch and decorative punch
- White glue
- Paper cutter
- Dreidels clip art
- Trees clip art
- Stripes clip art
- Small boxes clip art
- Medium boxes clip art
- Large boxes clip art
- Small badges clip art
- Large badges clip art
- Bows clip art
- Banners clip art
With your computer’s photo software, crop or edit photo as needed: Play around with brightness or contrast to remove shadows and tones, or convert to black-and-white.
Print photo on matte paper. Print clip art on matte paper and cut out desired pieces. Or use punches to make decorative shapes.
Glue clip art and/or punched designs in place. Let dry. Write a greeting.
Scan the collage. (If needed, edit the file to increase color saturation.)
Print on heavyweight paper. Cut to size with paper cutter.