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Make Your Own Post Cards

So, I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a little issue with throwing things away!  I always think ‘I could re-use this’ so I keep too much stuff!!!  For example, I have a ‘collection’ of old cards, some from people whom I no longer remember and some from samples I get in the mail.  SO, I decided to do something so that I could use them!

I meant to take a pic before I cut the card, but we all know I tend to forget to take them, so I flipped it over so you could see the inside.  “Your message here”  Written, I’m sure so that we would order the cards instead of use the ones we were sent!  Ha!!!  Jokes on them!  The cards are gorgeous, but SO expensive!!!  I have a zoo to run, can’t be wasting  hundreds of dollars on cards!!!  Frugality people!!!

I took the back page of the card and glued it to the front so that I would have a smooth surface to write on.    Drew on the postcard lines.  
Here is the front of the card,   I was going to put it beside the other image, but it won’t cooperate and I’m too tired to fight with it!!!  LOL.  This is what happens when the Zoo Keeper waits until the Monkey goes to bed to do something!!!  LOL
Next, I took my Crop-O-Dile and punched holes so that I could thread  through them to ensure the glue didn’t flake out in shipping!

To cover the label in the left corner of the back of the card, I used some stickers I had.  I added tape just for good measure.  Not real trusting of the stupid glue!!!  LOL

So, there ya have it!  A postcard to mail!  Yay!!!  One thing to keep in mind though is that with the size of a regular card and the thread, mailing it will cost a little bit more.  I took it to the post office to make sure and was told it would cost 64 cents to mail.  If I had left off the thread, it would have been 20 cents less.  Go figure!!!  LOL.  In order to get the post card stamps to work on homemade post cards, they have to be regulation size.  You can look them up on www.usps.com or simply add them to a package or gift bag and avoid shipping them alone!!!  You could always put them in an envelope too, that would just cost the normal rate!!!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

One thought on “Make Your Own Post Cards

  • Sue G.

    What a clever idea! I’ll use some old cards when I do scrapbooking.


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