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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scented Greeting Cards

Choose a picture of a flower that you would like to use. I tend to print the picture up on glossy photo paper.

I tend to attach the picture to my coloured card that I am going to use for greeting cards.

To scent the cards use a pure essential oil to match the fragrance of the flower you are using on the card.

For example
Rose essential oil with pictures or photos of roses
Lavender essential oil with pictures or photos of lavender
Lemon essential oil with pictures or photos of lemon trees

To scent your greeting cards
Simply place 2 or 3 drops of the appropriate essential oil (or blend of oils) onto a piece of blotting paper or cotton wool balls, then place in a self sealing plastic bag with the card that you want to fragrance. Seal and leave for 48 hours. When you remove the card it will be delicately fragranced.

You can also turn the same images into a range of bookmarks, writing paper, invitations, place cards, etc.

When finished you can give your cards away as gifts to family and friends

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Jennie said...

Great tip on scenting cards! Never thought about it, but I will have to give it a try. Nice blog!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi tanja! welcome to the blogger group as ScS! it's nice to have you. WOW! this is really cool!! I'm gonna have to try this! I have so many essential oils it's not even funny....LOL But, what a nice added bonus. TFS!

Jennifer Sc. said...

what a wonderful idea! I can't believe that I haven't tried this before.

and welcome to the SCS group! We're going to have fun! :)

Carmen said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this...I would have never thought to scent my cards. This is so cool esp for my Christmas cards.

Sara said...

Very cool idea, I will definetley have to try this one. Nice Blog

Deb said...

I love the idea of scented greeting cards! I'm thinking of vanilla on some cookie or cupcake cards! With Christmas coming up, there are all sorts of possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dru said...

Hi Tanja - great technique for scenting cards - maybe I'll try that on my Christmas cards. Welcome to SCS Blogger group - I've added you to my list now.

Katy said...

What a great idea. I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Katy (scs blog group)

Karen from PA said...

What a great tip! I have never thought of using my oils that way. I can already smell my Winter fragrance from Bath & Body Works on my Christmas card. Thanks for sharing!!

Paula said...

I will have to try this sometime when I have time LOL! Good idea!