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Wednesday’s Card: Holiday Photo Card

Holiday Photo Card

Holiday Photo Card

I decided to post my holiday card for 2010 on the blog. I was just so excited about my folded cardstock idea that I had to share. So, for those of you that are getting a card from me this year (shout-out to my awesome, supportive sister, Danielle!), here’s a preview! I decided to use one of the photos from our vow renewal in June.

The final card is 5″x7″, which fits a standard size A7 envelope. I took a 12×12 sheet of cardstock and cut 2 cards out of it (5×12 and 5×12). I scored it at 7″ and folded it. Then, I added the white and brown strips to the 5″ side to extend it a little. The photo is a 4×6 photo that I cut to 4×5 by trimming 1/2″ from each side.

I used the new XL Decorative Label punch for the sentiment on the front. I used a dauber to ink the edges just a tiny bit. I wanted to add a frame to it but not make it look distressed. If you try that with a sponge, it won’t work. These little daubers are really good for inking the edges in a subtle way.

Anyway, pretty easy and a great way to incorporate a photo into your card!


SONG: Deck the Halls by London Symphony Orchestra



  1. wrote on November 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am


    This is very pretty and a awesome gift for someone you love….

  2. wrote on November 10th, 2010 at 2:23 pm


    Beautiful card and video! Love the sentiment stamp. Do you know where I can find one?

    • wrote on November 10th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Carole! The sentiment stamp is part of the Snow Swirled stamp set by Stampin’ Up!. I have a link to it above in the Supplies section.

  3. wrote on November 10th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Jeanie Young

    Beautiful card, beautiful family picture. You always do such great cards and videos!

  4. wrote on November 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Monica Kubiak-Carpenter

    I am glad you decided to use one of those photos. You guys look great and the girls look so cute!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! Now, I just need to get busy with my cards!!

  5. wrote on November 11th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Brit Swiderski

    Gorgeous card! I love this music, too. It’s perfect 🙂 This video is fantastic. I always look forward to them! You rock. 🙂

    P.S. I forgot to thank you for your sweet card after I ordered from Stampin’ Up. You’re so sweet, and I loved the card. I will definitely be ordering again! 😉

  6. wrote on November 11th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    La Joy Evans

    Love your work! I may try this idea with a twist. If I do, I will make sure to give you credit! Keep up the great work!

  7. wrote on November 14th, 2010 at 9:22 am


    Darlene, I loved watching your tutorial and listening to the London Symphony. What a gorgeous card layout to include a picture in. Thanks for sharing! Kittie

  8. wrote on November 15th, 2010 at 1:05 am


    Gorgeous, love every single bit of this, makes me want to create Christmas cards-right now.

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