I love to make things for friends, especially if we’ve shared some experience (the wackier the better.) However, I do best when I can put things together instead of depending entirely on my own imagination and creativity. Photocrafting (yep, that’s just crafting with photos) is for me! I just need a photo or two, and I’m ready to go.
One of the easiest projects is a Touchnote postcard. I like to use them as thank you notes, using pictures that I take of the gifts I receive. They’re also a great way to send a greeting when you’re away from home. Here are a couple of thank you notes I’ve created with Touchnote:
Touchnote runs on your computer, your tablet, your smartphone. Create an account, log on, start a postcard (the simplest), choose the image you want for the front, type a note on the back, and you’re ready to go! You can pay as you go or buy a package of credits. A postcard is 1 credit, about $3 (though less if you buy several at once.)
The best part – if you’re out of the country but have a wi-fi connection, you can send a postcard without finding a local post office and it might arrive before you get home!
Photocrafting is about your pictures combined with your own stories for making gifts and keepsakes that are personal to you. I’ll share some of my creations and favorite apps; I hope you’ll do the same. Cards, books, and calendars are just a start …
I said I like to personalize projects. But really there’s more to it. Photocrafting also gives me a fun way to save and share family stories and memories. (Stay tuned; I’m just starting to go through some old family pictures and recipes.) And honestly? Crafting is an escape for me. When I need a break, I can lose myself for hours. Hope you’ll join me!