JUGS Holiday Photo Card

Good morning! I was recently browsing one of the scrapbook magazines and came across an article on making simple, easily mass-produced cards for Christmas. One in particular stuck out in my mind. They had used a photo as the center image and made it look like a big postage stamp. I wanted to do something similar, and the timing coincided with Kristin's challenge, JUGS5, which is to create a holiday card showcasing a photo. I also combined this with the CPS140 sketch.

I used a few layers on my card, added some stitching and mounted my photo with foam tape, but otherwise I kept the card fairly simple. I used a recent favorite photo of Sabrina, which I first cropped to wallet size in Photoshop, then I converted it to black and white and added the year. Next, I created a blank 4x6 document and dragged the photo onto it twice so that I could print 2 photos on a 4x6 sheet of photo paper. I think I may end up making a few more of these with her Christmas photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Cardstock: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Good Cheer (October Afternoon)
Accessories: Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Postage stamp border punch (EK Success), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. Fantastic card!!! Love the layout :) Great take on the challenge.

  2. Wow Stephanie! Your card is GORGEOUS as is the pic of Sabrina! What an awesome way to showcase her photo. I love all the stitching! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you join us Saturday for a fun sketch challenge!

  3. OMGosh Stephanie this is PERFECT for our challenge - I LOVE that it looks like a STAMP! although when was the last time we saw 9¢ postage?!? LOL Great stitching and lovely layout. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Enjoy your fabulous digital image set! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a super fun sketch challenge!

  4. Such a darling card! What a great way to incorporate a picture!

  5. Great card! Love all the details!

  6. Stephanie, your card is AWESOME!!! I LOVE it! Sabrina's picture DOES kind of look like a postage stamp (just MUCH prettier :)...what a NEAT idea! I am in love with all that gorgeous stitching and the two half circles with the scalloped edges. Perfect contrast with your patterned paper and the white background also ;]

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls again this week! We're always delighted to have you :O)

    Please be sure to email JUGS if you would like to receive the free digis! I would love to share them with you!

  7. This is wonderful! Love the clean fresh colors you've used--very creative!


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