Holiday Cards Made Easy with HP Sprout

For as long as I’ve been living in New York, far away from my family, I have loved the idea of sending custom holiday greeting cards to all my loved ones. However, as much as I loved the idea, I never followed through with it. In my mind custom meant I’d have to sit down and spend hours in front of my computer struggling with photoshop to try to make something cute. Well my friends, those worries are in the past thanks to the HP Sprout all in one desktop with 3D scanning.

As soon as I got the system I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I wanted to use some of the Christmas ornaments my mother gave me growing up to make a cute little card I could have printed up and sent out.


For the 3D capture I chose a gold Christmas tree and a drum (an ornament my mom gave me when I was 2). Seriously, this is so easy. Just plug in the 3D Capture stage, place your objects, and hit scan, the HP Sprout does all the hard 3D scanner work for you.  Now, to get the best results possible I suggest doing at least three scanning cycles. This will ensure every nook and cranny gets captured. Next I used the regular image capture feature to take some shots of a few additional ornaments from my childhood.


Now, it’s time to put it all together. The HP Sprout comes with a full workstation and doubles as touchscreen system, making it super easy to crop, resize, and rotate your images to fit your project.


Using my captured images along with some stock holiday images I was able to create a unique holiday card that I know my family will love in a couple of weeks.



As a blogger, I am so excited to see what other projects I can create on using the HP Sprout 3D desktop. Everything from product shots to video editing will be taken up several levels and my creativity will know no bounds.

Want to see an in person demo? You can find a participating retailer here and be sure to check out the Sprout creator gallery for more project ideas.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by HP Sprout, all opinions are my own. 



  1. Pretty cool!

  2. I love that you can use captured images and juxtapose them with stock ones and come up with a completely unique and quite crafty holiday card! Definitely going to check this out!

  3. This is so cool! I would love to try this out!

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