So I went to Archivers, a store for scrapbooking supplies, to look for Christmas accessories for cards. They have rubber stamps, stickers, and lots of other useful items. They already have a lot of 12″ x 12″ sheets of paper with Christmas designs.
I bought the one you see here which has been cropped to a 5″ x 7″… photographed it with natural light and brought it into Photoshop. Then I simply typed the 12 Days of Christmas. Did you know that we mispronounce #4?? They are not calling birds, but collie birds, a type of blackbird! Just learned that as I researched a bit.
Although this is less about photography and more about greeting cards, I hope you’ll find this a useful idea. You could photograph many of the sheets ($.99 – $1.29 each) and put a photo on it with a layer in Photoshop…. I like it much better than many of the borders I see online.