Monday, October 14, 2013

Instagram Photo Cards by Michelle

By her own admission, Michelle Giraud is totally addicted to Instagram.  Since her phone is always with her, she finds herself snapping random pictures when she's out and about, then uploading them to the site.  Some of these have really become her favorite shots, so she wanted to order hard copies.  She downloaded the Walgreens app to her iPad, linked it to her Instagram account and picked some of her favorites to print out.  An hour later they were ready, and she was really happy with the outcome!  The prints are 4 x 4 in a matte finish, which makes them the perfect size for a little 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" greeting card. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Michelle Giraud - #cards #instagram #sentiments #lifeisgood #thinkingofyour 

Michelle used SRM Sticker Sentiments from Thinking of You, Life is Good and Faith designs.  These made great "everyday" kind of cards and fit well with of her photos.  Michelle's personal favorite is her dachshund, Pepper, with the "missing you" sentiment.  She's  going send that one to her daughter at college.  What a brilliant idea!

SRM Stickers Blog - Michelle Giraud - #cards #instagram #sentiments #lifeisgood #thinkingofyour

The 10 cards that she made took about 20-30 minutes total.  Michelle cut a bunch of white cardstock to make 10 of the 4 1/4" square cards, then simply matted the photo on the front and adhered the sticker.  Really, really easy, but a wonderful overall look.  Since Michelle used this batch of photos up she's already ordered the prints again to make another batch to give as a gift.

Enjoy these wonderful cards and be sure to take some Instagram photos and CASE this project idea.  Make multiple sets.  Keep one and put the others away for Christmas or Birthday gifts.  

SRM Stickers Blog - Michelle Giraud - #cards #instagram #sentiments #lifeisgood #thinkingofyour

SRM Stickers Blog - Michelle Giraud - #cards #instagram #sentiments #lifeisgood #thinkingofyour

SRM Stickers Blog - Michelle Giraud - #cards #instagram #sentiments #lifeisgood #thinkingofyour

Thanks for dropping by today and thank you to Michelle for this unique way to combine cardmaking and photography.  Great idea and so quick and easy to make!


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! These are fantastic!!!

Sheila H said...

What a grand idea!

Ivanka said...

Love this idea!!! Beautiful set of cards.

Juliana Michaels said...

These are so cool!!!