Isn't it great when a project can fulfill several purposes, not just one?
This project uses a photo to create a gift tag or card that can be used as a hanging ornament for a tree or other purpose.
Last week, I saw this project to make photo ornament cards
featured in the Photojojo newsletter. While I thought it was a great project, it didn't quite fit me for a couple of reasons. I don't celebrate Christmas, I don't have ornaments to photograph, and I also wanted to make holiday cards that could be more universal and easier to make. So I changed it significantly to be more universal and versatile.
I decided to use a photo that would inspire me and could be used either as a holiday card or gift tag, and then hung as an ornament for those who choose to do so. They can even be made into coordinating tags and cards!
Unlike the Photojojo tutorial, mine does not require cutting separate photos and gluing them together. Mine uses one folded card.
I have already given a couple of these cards to my students' families, and they just love them, immediately hanging them on their trees. One allowed me to take the main photo here, since I don't have a tree to photograph it on myself.
Read on for the process of creating these.