I came up with this slick little plan to use magnetic photos. They are easy to mail. They don’t involve a bunch of shitty commercial candy. Plus, they took about 45 minutes and $15 tops. Not including addressing the cards – or hand-making the cards and envelopes. . .which I did because I’m a type A psycho.
Fun Fact? We have all-white bedding. One might think that’s insane for a household with 5 pets and a kid but it holds up beautifully and launders easily. It also makes a great back drop for baby photos.
One morning when the light was nice and I was wholly unmotivated to move too far from our bed, I arranged some scrap red fleece I already had in the loose shape of a heart on the center of our bed. I put Mac and his good friend and candy thief Suddy on the fleece heart. I stood over them on the bed and snapped some pics.
I stuffed Mac in the Sleepy Wrap and downloaded the photos into my photo software. I picked an acceptable shot and cropped the photo to my desired shape/size (I chose a 3″ x 3″ square for this project).
Then I transferred the image (as JPEG) to a Word document. I lined up the images using a simple copy and paste function so that 6 images fit on a standard 8.5″ x 11″ page (oriented the typical way – portrait).
I loaded my printer with Avery brand printable magnetic sheets. I followed the enclosed directions mostly and printed the images using the matte photo paper, highest print quality settings on my Canon printer.
Later that day, I took the magnetic photo prints and cut them carefully using super sharp scissors. Fun Fact? I’m left handed but use scissors exclusively right-handed.
Grandma’s Heart will melt! FINALLY your fat, half-simple ass did something right!
Love and hugs!