Thank You Cards

by jessicaturner on July 7, 2009

I love the hot hues thank you cards that Target carries. I have bought them for years. The cards don’t seem to be as thick as they used to be, but the colors and designs are still great.

I want to somehow easily customize some thank you cards for Elias’s first birthday without going with a custom print job. I immediately thought of the Hot Hues cards.

I selected one of my favorite photos from Elias’s party, cropped it to 3×4, put two on a 6×4 canvas in photoshop, saved it as a .jpg and uploaded it to Walgreens. I printed a bunch, cut them in half, adhered the photos to the cards using my handy xyron 900 and viola! perfect, adorable first birthday thank you cards.

I will be writing these on my flights to and from Dallas today.

You could easily do this for any holiday – or even just because.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Kayla Grace July 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Great cards! These will look adorable on the friends/family's refrigerator :)


Lauren Kelly July 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm

What a perfect idea!!!! :O)


Stacey July 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Love it! Once again, you are a genuius! Thank you for the great idea.


Anonymous July 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Ok little I didnt do anything for a thank you…..but I want one!!!! xoxox Mom (Safe travels)xoxo


Sara July 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

That is so neat!


Mandy and Jack July 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I live in Dallas!! Come see me!! :)


kristi July 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Cute! I was looking in Target last night for some thank you cards and came across those hot hues!! They are adorable! Thanks for sharing your idea!


gitz July 7, 2009 at 3:54 pm

you're so stinkin' creative. so did that machine just make the photos into stickers, or do you run the photo and the card through together and it sealed them?


Sarah Markley July 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Beautiful,Jessica. What a great idea!!


Kim July 7, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I love this idea and will be using it in a couple of months when my baby turns 1. I need something that is quick and easy cause my time is very limited and this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this idea :-)


The Rowe Family July 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Hey Jess, LOVE THE NEW DESIGN, been busy and will check back to get caught up, but wanted you to know loving the new look :)!


Nancy L. July 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Great idea!
Happy Belated Birthday!! He's so cute!


That's Who I Am July 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I love those cards too! What a great idea to put a pic. on them.


Laura - Ex. Dir. July 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I love the Hot Hues cards too! Great idea to add the picture to the front!


Lindsay July 8, 2009 at 3:24 am

What a wonderful idea! I have always wanted to get one of those sticker machines…and now I have a VALID reason to do so! :-)

I also wanted to thank you for mentioning the free Jessica Sprague online course – I enrolled and LOVE it! Such simple things to learn and she instructs in such an easy-to-understand way. So thank you!!

Happy travels.


Rebecca Louise. July 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Simple but really nice! Love the orange! x


amy January 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

What a great idea! Simple and unique. And, LOVE the orange cards! Just might have to try this myself!


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