Free Chalkboard Photo Christmas cards

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I hope you have all been enjoying my Free Lego Star Wars labels available on my Facebook page! They are still there, but for Christmas my sister suggested it would be fun to offer some photo Christmas cards. I spent the last few days designing these options to offer you.

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I decided to go with the chalkboard trend, I hope you like them. I created 6 fronts and 6 backs. 3 vertical and 3 horizontal. and we’re giving half of them away for free if you like MY facebook page, Topsy Turvy.

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And the other half away if you like my SISTERS facebook page, Chelsea Peterson Photography!

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you can mix and match. There are PNG’s for those with photo editing software and basic JPG for those who don’t. Of course it’s easier to add the images with the PNG’s, but it can be done with the JPG’s.

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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  1. So cute and Pinned!

  2. ADORABLE! Pinned it! I need to find our family picture and get on to making Christmas cards (which are also We’ve Moved cards). Thanks for the freebies and I love how you split them up between you and your sister. I’ll check her out! XoxO

  3. How generous of you to share these! Thank you so much!

  4. These are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing you wonderful talent!

  5. Thank you so much! Just darling!’

  6. I saw your free cards on pinterest and nearly died, they are so cute!!! How do we get them? I liked your and your sister’s FB pages.

    • on either Facebook pages click the tab “free Christmas chalkboard cards”. on my page the tab is between the “photos” tab and the “free lego star wars food labels”. the Tabs are located just below the cover photo!

      then scroll down to the blue links. first are the PNG images, and after that JPG. when you click on them they’ll open up in another window, right click and “save as” anywhere you want!

  7. love them! however, (forgive my ignorance,) how do I add my own picture? I assume I’d use the JPEG, that’s what I’m used to using (don’t have photo software,) but I can’t figure out how to add my own pic, and then how do most people print? themselves or somewhere else? I didn’t think I was too technically challenged, but it seems I am! thanks, they are so creative! LOVE the photography, btw!

    • It’s easiest to use the png file to add them. the png files already have a blank spot and you can put your picture underneath and layer it. if you use the jpeg you have to either delete the white section or place your picture over the top and crop it to match. without photo editing there really isn’t a way to do it. Pic monkey works, it’s online and free, but only for digital cards, as they don’t save in high enough quality to print. If you can’t get it to work email me back and I’ll see if I can help you.

  8. Okay…So why am I not figuring out how to download the png/jpg files to use these adorable ideas??? HeLp!
    Amy

    • on the Facebook pages click the tab “free Christmas chalkboard cards”. the tab is between the “photos” tab and the “free lego star wars food labels”. the Tabs are located just below the cover photo!

      then scroll down to the blue links. first are the PNG images, and after that JPG. when you click on them they’ll open up in another window, right click and “save as” anywhere you want!

  9. So cute and thanks for sharing! Any chance you can share any of the fonts so I can add our family names to the card (like the holy night or cheer font)? Thanks again!

  10. Hi! Fun designs- and now to reveal how dumb I am-how do I get the png files? Thanks!!

    • on the Facebook page click the tab “free Christmas chalkboard cards”. the tab is between the “photos” tab and the “free lego star wars food labels”. the Tabs are located just below the cover photo!

  11. Thanks so much!! I used the blank chalkboard and made my own in picmonkey. Come see!
    I told my readers about your lovely cards here

    http://fancyfrugallife.blogspot.com/2012/11/we-took-our-own-holiday-photosand.html

    Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

    • I’m so glad you like them. just remember that pic monkey saves at 72 dpi, so while it’s great for digital cards, it will be terrible for printing. for printing you want at least 300 dpi

  12. I’m looking for some Christmas cards and these are perfect! They are so cute! I “liked” both Facebook pages!

    • on either Facebook page click the tab “free Christmas chalkboard cards”. the tab is between the “photos” tab and the “free lego star wars food labels”. the Tabs are located just below the cover photo!

  13. Thank youuuuuu sooooo much for sharing the cards for free! I loveee youuu!! Thank youuu

  14. Love them! Thanks :)

  15. Great, thank you! What is the font that says “the best way to spread Christmas”? I was up until 3am working on our family cards – I love them! Thanks again!!!

  16. how would you suggest getting these printed on paper? We want to do a front & back card, can’t seem to figure it out with the 5×7 sizing. Thanks!

    • I used Uprinting.com, they have a good price and do front and back in 5×7. when I first designed them I didn’t think it would be a problem, most paid cards are 5×7, but everywhere I thought I could print either ONLY sells their own designs (boo) or ONLY does the front (double boo) so I was glad when I found uprinting, AND they have pretty fast shipping as well. You might also want to try someone local to you, sometimes they have good pricing as well.

  17. I have been searching and searching for the perfect cards. I am in LOVE with these!!!! Only thing is I cant seem to download the horizontal “Merry Christmas” one. Is that one not available? If not No biggie! Still LOVE the rest! Thanks again!!

    • the one with the ivy on my sisters page? Or the Merry Christmas and happy new year? I just checked both (png and jpg) and they are working just fine for me. once you click on the link and open it up right click and then click on “save image as” and save onto your computer. email me back and let me know, let’s make sure you get the one you want!

  18. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU – you are awesome!!!

  19. LOVE these and am going to use them for my Christmas cards! I put pictures in of our son. This will be his first Christmas! One question, what are the fonts you used? I’d like to add from “The Trofholz Family”, but can’t find a good font. Thanks again!

  20. The font for the “Merry and Bright”! If you want to give it out :)

  21. Hello. I love your back grounds they are so cute. I don’t know if I read your post on facebook correctly but did you make these backgrounds from Picasa? Because that is what I use for my pictures and I am not able to use the png but I can use the jpeg one. But would love to know how I can make my own. Will you help me? Thanks again
    singlescrapinchick from Texas.

    • I made all my cards in photoshop, I don’t use online editing, they tend to save at too low of a quality for printing. what are you trying to make yourself, a whole card? or just add your picture to one of mine? The reason png’s work better is because they already have the space for the photo cut out, a transparent section. with the jpg you’ll have to layer the card OVER a picture and then CUT OUT the white section. leaving a hole to see the picture through. does that help?

  22. Lynnette Quick says:

    Oh YEAH! Looking like a ROCK STAR this year… I owe it all to you… Take that Miss Priss Sister-in-Law!! I WIN!! LOL!!

  23. Thanks for the answer back. I was trying to make a picture I took into a postcard but the family I took it of she found a groupon for Christmas cards. I don’t do alot of photo editing mainly turning them into black and white and adding the border around the picture. But I do some digitial scrapbooking. Thanks again.

  24. those are so cute! almost makes me wish I had a facebook page, but I spend way to much time on the computer as it is! Merry Christmas! and thanks for the font tips!

  25. I’m not on facebook but would love to be able to download these awesomely cuute chalkboard cards of yours. Is there any other way that is possible? Purrrllllease???? ; ) Thank you so much!

  26. Ooo, your cards are beautiful! I’m just loving the chalkboard trend going on – and you do it sooo well! I’ve got this linked to my holiday cards post too today, for inspiration!

  27. Just found you through pinterest and am now off to like both your and and your sister’s pages on fb. Thanks for such a generous offer! :) Merry Christmas

  28. These layouts are so cute! Since I already ordered our Christmas cards, I used one of your designs to make a little card for my blog :) Great job!

  29. What a nice thing to do. Thank you so much. I’m sitting here nursing my newborn and am trying to keep my excitement from bothering him. Haha i’ve liked both pages and think this is such a nice thing to do. Thanks again. These designs are so perfect!

  30. Oh they are lovely and I would so like to use these, but I am not on Facebook… Is there any other way I can get these beautiful designs?
    Jule

  31. Hey Ashlee, these are beautiful! The hubs and I are working on adding our photos now. We have been struggling with making the image size for the photos right. Within Photoshop, how do you paste it within the square? Thanks so much!

    • did you download the PNG or the JPG. with the JPG you’ll have to “cut out” the white portion. What I’d do is save the PNG then layer the PNG OVER your pictures, then you can adjust the picture underneath the already cut out section for your picture. use the “transform” to be able to easily adjust (ctrl-T for PC’s- don’t forget to lock the ratios before adjusting the size) does that help? If you still have issues let me know!

  32. How do I use these to create our cards?

    • when you like the FB page you’ll be able to access the “free chalkboard christmas cards” tab, the image will show the 6 on my page, and the 6 on my sisters page. Scroll down to the blue links, click to open the image. then right click and then “save image as” to place on your computer hard drive. both PNG (easiest to use cause the holes are already there for your pictures) and jpg are there for the covers (jpg only for the backs since they don’t need images added to them). Use some kind of photo editing software to add your image underneath the png (or on top of the jpg, but like I said, harder to get it right.). I like to use photoshop. Beware of online editing, like picmonkey, cause they don’t save in a high enough dpi (dots per inch) to print well. I only print at 300dpi and higher.

  33. Thank you so much for these! They are great!

  34. Is there away to adjust the size in photoshop once they are finished? I would like to order them through costco but their card size is 6×7.5.

    • switch the size under the “image” tab. Switch it to 6 inches tall (or wide) in place of the 5 inches. Then the length will be too long and you’ll have to crop a bit from the ends to get the measurement right. OR just upload to costco and widen it a bit in their program.

  35. These are more than amazing and appreciated! Have been searching for something just like this!! Found you on Pinterest. Thanks! I will be a regular :)

  36. Found these on Pinterest and have been looking for the “perfect” photo cards!! Found them now! Thank you so much!!

  37. Hi there,

    Is it too late to get these? I just liked your sister’s page as I want the quote from the movie Elf! Let me know and thanks so much for sharing these!!!!

    • they are both still on our FB pages under the tabs “free chalkboard photo cards”. Remember you can’t see the tabs on mobile devices

  38. Hi Ashley,

    I found your site and beautiful cards through Pinterest. I’ am so excited this is exactly what I was looking for to have for my card this Christmas! I read above how you mentioned you used uprinting, thanks for the tip, did you choose a matte or glossy finish and are you only able to print 250 +? I apologize for all the questions, and appreciate any help or insight you can provide.

    Thanks again!

    • I ordered matte, personal preference, and I ordered 500 (used 350), I have a LOT of family that I send cards to! I’m not sure where you could print for less. But they have a great price even if you don’t end up using them all like I didn’t.

  39. These are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing them. :)

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