Laser Engraved Christmas Postcard

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A fun keepsake Christmas card.

Step 1: Supplies Needed

1/8" plywood (or any thin wood)

Computer design program - I used Photoshop Elements 15

Inkscape

Laser Printer - I have a Full Spectrum Hobby Series

Sandpaper

Oil

Step 2: Design Image

Design your card, front and back in your favorite design program.

Step 3: Prepare for Engraving

Send your images to Inkscape to prepare (turn into a BMP) for engraving.

Step 4: Engrave

Laser engrave the front and back of your card.

Step 5: Prepare to Mail

Lightly sand if necessary, oil. I took my cards to the post office (they need to be hand stamped) and was able to mail them for $.71 each.

Step 6: Christmas Keepsake

Once your recipients receive their card they now have a keepsake to bring out every year! The compliments are fun too.

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    18 days ago

    Such a lovely idea! So you were able to mail this by itself, no envelope or anything? And the stamp stuck to it?

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    BobbiLPPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 18 days ago

    Thank You! Yes, I mailed it all by itself. The Postmaster put a 71¢ stamp on it (stuck with no problem) and then used a red ink stamp to hand stamp it because he said it couldn't go through the machine. The red stamp actually looked really cute. He was showing everyone in line the card, it was pretty funny and a little embarrassing.