Post Card Swapping

A number of people in my SMASH*Aholics Anonymous Facebook group have started exchanging post cards and when someone asked me to swap with her, she inspired me to come up with something that can be used to turn anything into a post card. After all, we are creative, aren’t we?

I designed a cutting file for use with the Silhouette Cameo or SD cutters. It cuts out two post cards at 4″ x 6″. You can either print it on card stock or a full page label sheet and then cut it out with your cutter. If you use card stock, you will need to run it through a Xyron label maker or apply adhesive manually. I prefer using a Xyron because you get edge-to-edge adhesive.

You can then attach the post card to a photo, magazine article, newspaper clipping or anything else you would like to use.

If you are doing the Project Life thing, you can use the post cards in the sheet protector sections. You can round the corners and/or score them in half to use in the 3 x 4 sections. You can attach tabs so the post card can be pulled out and read or you can leave the opposite side with the written side showing.

Below are some pictures that show how the post card cutting file can be used.

Remember to check “Show Reg Marks” in Silhouette Studio because this is a Print & Cut file
This is how it looks once it is printed

Remember to move the rollers to the 13″ setting

The size of the file is 4″ x 6″ (standard photo size)
Run it through a Xyron for edge-to-edge adhesive or print on a full sheet label
Place the adhesive side down onto the reverse side of the image you want to use

I thought this image of lots of different styles of Washi tape would be fun
Once you apply the post card to the reverse side of your image, trim to fit the post card

The end result
You can round the corners if you want to use the post card in Project Life. You can score and fold the card to fit in a 3″ x 4″ section. To show that the card can be pulled out and read, attach a tab to the card.
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