Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Glancing back

Postcard set
Images on Plywerk
Images on Plywerk


Christmas has come and gone, but I wanted to share with you what I gave for gifts. Having spent so much time with my camera last year, it seemed fitting to give some of the resulting images to family and friends. I'd been wanting to have some cards printed and some photos framed, so it seemed the right time to do both.

I chose four images for my postcard set and had them printed here. I was very happy with the results! Nice thick cards, blank on the back for jotting a quick thank-you note or other correspondence. My only regret was not printing my name somewhere on the cards; next time I'll spring for the extra dollars to do so.

Selecting shots for framing was a bit trickier. After honing the list to about two dozen images, my husband and I chose what we thought would appeal to each person on our list. Most were digital images, though a couple of my Polaroids made the cut. Opting for non-traditional "framing," I had prints made here and then ordered maple blanks from the folks at Plywerk. The final result was just what I'd hoped for. In fact, it was a little hard to give them all away! My to-do list for 2010 now includes making a set for myself.

11 comments:

jodi said...

they all look so wonderful!

knittingphilistine said...

what a spectacular idea! how did you mount the prints to the plywood? i'd love to try this out with a few of my photos!

Carole Knits said...

Your photos are lovely and make wonderful cards and framed gifts. Here's what I did to get my name on my photo cards - I had a stamp made with all my info and I just stamp the back of each card. Works pretty well.

Julia said...

Oh MY. These are stunning.

bloggirl said...

I love these! What a great idea!

Char said...

beautiful - i know the recipients were thrilled with them

Vicki Knitorious said...

Gorgeous!

Jane said...

Thanks for all the links. I have many birthdays on the way!

painted fish studio said...

they're so beautiful! lucky, lucky recipients. and yes, thank you for the links!

jackie said...

These gifts are so incredibly amazing Leslie!! I love the photos on the boards - fabulous idea! I bet your peeps were happy to get such lovely gifts. Off to mark the links!

Kate said...

i love these! i've been wanting to do something similar but didn't really know where to start! now i do! but i'd love to hear about how you attached the images to the board! especially without getting any air bubbles!