DIY Thank You Postcards with Graphics
DIY Thank You Postcards with Graphics is sponsored by GraphicStock. All opinions are 100% my own.
I LOVE making homemade cards, gift tags, and invitations. If you follow this blog, you have seen many of my tutorials for it all. The hardest part however is coming up with the graphics. These days, you can’t simply do a Google image search and take what comes up. Most people don’t know where to go to get images, and if you’re using google to grab images, you may be running into copyright issues. GraphicStock solves all those needs by giving you royalty free access to their vast library. I mean, check out all these beautiful shabby chic downloads that are available.
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I made some fun DIY Thank You Postcards that can be mailed. I designed my card using this download, this download, and this download from GraphicStock and printed them out.
I cut them out with a paper cutter and added photo corners.
Lastly, I glued them to cardstock to complete the postcard. These postcards are 5”X6”. According to the US Postal Service, to qualify for mailing at the First-Class Mail postcard price, it must be:
- At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick
Aren’t they cute??? If you make a set, they would make great gifts for Mother’s Day or Teacher’s Appreciation Day too.
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Many thanks to GraphicStock for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to create my own postcards!
This is so cute, love the idea
Thank you, Hilary!
Thanks for the giveaway! I signed up and would love to use these wedding graphics, not for a wedding, but because I’m crazy in love with the colors and how pretty they are: http://www.graphicstock.com/stock-image/wedding-graphic-set-99993.html .
I’m going to use this for some fun cards! Love that I can change colors for the season.
These graphics are gorgeous! I just saw this on pinterest and stopped by ~ I love those postcards you made.
Thank you so much!!
I have downloaded the site but what I want to know is how should one save the files? In what format to be able to add wording etc? Im having some difficulty…
Hi Debbie, it depends on what application you are using (for example, Adobe Illustrator or iPiccy, Photoshop, etc.). You can also look for different apps as well. My best advice is to ask the help center for the application you are using.
I make lots of poster for local events and this would be perfect for an upcoming classical concert: