How to Make a Handmade Holiday Photo Card

Forget storebought holiday greetings. Show friends and family that you really care with a handmade card featuring a favorite photo within a glitzy glittered frame — our free printable template makes it a snap.
Glitter-Covered Photo Holiday Card: Free Template

Glitter-Covered Photo Holiday Card: Free Template

Embellish our free printable template with a favorite family photo surrounded by a glitzy, glittered frame to create a holiday greeting they'll treasure for many years to come. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions seen on HGTV.com.

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

Picasa, ten22 studio 2013

Materials Needed:

  • 3" x 3" photos
  • white card stock
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • ruler/bone folder (optional)

Print Template and Photos

Download and print card template onto white card stock. Size and print 3" x 3" photos or order photos in this size from a photo lab. If possible, create a 1/8" white border around image. Cut out card design using scissors or paper cutter.

Printable Template for Family Photo Holiday Card

Printable Template for Family Photo Holiday Card

Download and print card template (http://hgtv.sndimg.com/HGTV/2013/10/29/original_tomkat-studio-printable-photo-holiday-cards.pdf) onto white card stock. Size and print 3" x 3" photos or order photos in this size from a photo lab. If possible, create a 1/8" white border around image. Cut out card design using scissors or paper cutter.

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

Picasa, ten22 studio 2013

Fold Card

Use a ruler and bone folder to create a folding crease at 5" (middle of card). This creates a clean crease and makes it easier to fold correctly.

Ruler and Bone Folder to Fold Holiday Card

Ruler and Bone Folder to Fold Holiday Card

Use a ruler and bone folder to create a folding crease at 5" (middle of card). This creates a clean crease and makes it easier to fold correctly.

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

Picasa, ten22 studio 2013

Glitter Edges of Photo

Use a small paintbrush to apply glitter glue to one edge of photo. Generously sprinkle glitter onto the glue, then tap off excess. Continue glittering each edge, one by one, until all edges are complete. Set photo aside and allow glue to dry.

Gluing Glitter Edges on Handmade Holiday Photo Card

Gluing Glitter Edges on Handmade Holiday Photo Card

Use a small paintbrush to apply glitter glue to one edge of photo. Generously sprinkle glitter onto the glue, then tap off excess. Continue glittering each edge, one by one, until all edges are complete. Set photo aside and allow glue to dry.

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

Picasa, ten22 studio 2013

Attach Photo to Card

For dimension, add foam dots to the back of the glittered photo (Image 1) then attach it right above the greeting to the printed card template (Image 2). Tip: Follow the basic steps and instructions above to attach a 2" x 2" photo to this printable gift tag (Image 3).

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