Easy DIY Photo Postcards with Sprocket

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Project Time:10 minutes

Make and send postcards to your friends and family using photos from your phone and your Sprocket. You can even make your postcards while you’re on the go. They are easy to make and you can customize them with your favorite photos from all the places and people you visit. Share those adventures with your favorite people!


  • HP Sprocket Photo Printer
  • HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper – Click Here to buy your HP paper at Staples.com!
  • Mobile phone and Sprocket App
  • HP Inkjet Matte Brochure Paper or Cardstock
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Print out 5 photos using your Sprocket. I suggest printing 3 vertical pictures and 2 horizontal pictures, but you can choose any photos and fit them as you need.
    Easy DIY Photo Postcards with Sprocket
  2. Using the ruler and pencil, measure a 4″x6″ rectangle on your cardstock.
  3. Place your photos on the cardstock within the measured area. Use the adhesive backing on the Sprocket photo paper to adhere the photos in place.
    Easy DIY Photo Postcards with Sprocket
  4. Use scissors to trim the postcard to size.
  5. Write a note on the left side of the back of the postcard.
    Easy DIY Photo Postcards with Sprocket
  6. Address the right back side of the postcard, add a stamp and send off in the mail.

You can also make postcards of your photos as keepsakes of your travels. Make postcards of all your favorite vacation shots and display them in photo frames. Or, you can collect the postcards in a photo album to share when you have house guests.

Tips for designing your postcards

  • Pick photos that show off where you’ve been, a specific color scheme or your favorite people.
  • Think about sizing when you print the photos, if you plan to trim a photo to fit a space, make sure to position the image in the Sprocket app how you’d like it.
  • Play with the Sprocket app filters to create fun looks and themes with your photos.
  • You can also add text to your photos to create a customize message on your photo postcards.

Have fun making postcards of all your trips, tours and vacations. Send off the cards to family and friends and share those special moments!

Easy DIY Photo Postcards with Sprocket

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Jen Goode

Jen is a work-at-home mom of 3, 4th generation Colorado native and Doodler in Charge at JGoode Learn More

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