Create the Perfect Holiday Card and #SaveYourMemories with HP

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How many photos do you take with your smartphone on a daily basis? For me, I average 5-8 photos per day, on a slow day. I try to take photos of my kids every day so that I can savor the memories and watch them change as they grow up day by day. I always use my smartphone since it’s always near and the DSLR is sometimes too bulky to carry around. The only downside to the smartphone is that I never seem to be able to find the time to upload the photos to my computer so that I can print them out. With my new HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
, I can easily print my photos from my phone, tablet, and laptop through the wi-fi network in my home! I love to make my own holiday cards using photos of the kids so I was thrilled to be able to print them from my phone.

I was so excited to have the opportunity to try out the HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner! I ran out to my local Walmart, which I go to at least twice a week, and picked up my new printer. I found the printer in the Computer & Accessories aisle in the Entertainment section of the store. I picked one up, checked out, and brought my printer home.

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It was super easy to setup my HP Deskjet 3632. I opened the box and followed the instructions on the setup sheet. About 15 minutes later, my printer was up and running!

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I installed the HP app on my phone and was ready to print my photos for my holiday cards. After I installed the app, it was easy enough to select the photo I wanted to print. I selected the size, which was 4″ x 6″, and printed my photo on some HP photo paper.

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After I printed the photo, I was ready to start making my holiday card. Here’s how you can easily make your own special holiday cards for your loved ones!

DIY Photo Holiday Card Tutorial

Materials Needed:

  • 4″ x6″ Photo printed with your HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
  • 8.5″ x 11″ White Cardstock
  • Colored or printed cardstock or scrapbook paper in a color or print of your choosing (I used a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper sheet)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Stick
  • Marker or Pen
  • Ric Rac Ribbon
  • Small bow

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Instructions:

Trim your photo so that there is no white border around it

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Fold the white cardstock in half and cut it down the middle using your scissors (or a paper cutter if you have one)

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Trim the colored/printed cardstock so that it is about 3/4″ shorter than the white cardstock on the top and 1/8″ shorter on the two sides and bottom.

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Using the glue stick, glue the colored/printed cardstock onto the white cardstock, leaving 3/”4 on the top. Center the photo onto the colored cardstock and glue it down using the glue stick as well.

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Now we are going to get the hot glue gun out. Add a line of glue at the top of the photo, where the photo meets the cardstock. Glue down the ric rac ribbon and trim the end. Repeat around all of the sides until the ribbon has created a frame around the photo.

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Glue the bow onto the bottom of the photo with the hot glue gun.

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Using your pen or marker, create your holiday greeting or keepsake message. You can even embellish the back of the card where you write your note to your loved one. If you don’t have the best handwriting (mine is nothing fancy) then you can certainly use your printer to print on the cardstock or on a label and attach it to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will try it for yourself! With my new HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner, I will be freeing all of my “lost photos” from my phone! Think about all of the photos that you have stuck on your phone that you can now easily print to display around your home or share with your friends and family! Best of all, with original HP ink, you can print twice as many high quality photos than those generic inks, which means more photos to share!

Want to use your printer for some more fun holiday printing? Try printing your very own Christmas Gift Tags!

Happy Holidays!

 

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2 Comments

  1. With emailing and text messaging and social media being our main forms of communication nowadays, it’s so nice to get a homemade card in the mail. This is a great idea – Thanks for sharing! #client

    1. I love handmade cards that are written from the heart. I know everyone does digital cards and emails nowadays but there is something about a physical card that I really love.

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