Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

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.

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Materials Needed:

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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