Special Delivery Birthday Card
This birthday card is exactly what you will want to make for sending to someone who lives far away. This is a page about making a Special Delivery birthday card.
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April 10, 2013
Make this birthday card for a family member that lives far away. Ask your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card, and voila! A letter within a letter!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: one card
- provided photo of cosmos flowers
- 8.2 x 5.7 in light blue marbled cardstock
- 3.6 x 5.4 in dark pink sugar paper
- dark pink and light pink paper craft string
- PhotoScape photo editing program
- craft glue
- scanner and printer
PhotoScape photo editing program (version 3.6.3) can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.photoscape.org/
- Score the 8.2 x 5.7 inches blue marbled card stock length-wise to create a card sized 5.7 x 4.1 inches.
- Glue the dark pink and light pink paper craft string lengthwise and crosswise over the dark pink sugar paper, so that it will look like a parcel that has been wrapped.
- With the fold at the top, glue the wrapped parcel to the front of the card.
- Scan the photo onto your computer.
- With the PhotoScape program, from the different frames that could be added to the photo, choose Stamp 02 and set the width of the frame at 200%.
- Choose object and then choose T to add text to the photo stamp. Add the words "Postage Paid" in pink letters and move the text box to the appropriate position.
- Print the photo stamp via PhotoScape, using the D3 (9.5cm x 12.7cm) size option, and cut out the printed photo stamp.
- Glue the photo stamp to the front of the card.
- Add the finishing touches by asking your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card.
Photo 1: The photo used to make the photo stamp.
Photo 2: The completed photo stamp.
Photo 3: Glue the dark pink and light pink paper craft string over the sugar paper.
Photo 4: Glue the photo stamp to the front of the card.
Photo 5: Ask your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card, and voila!