Creating Photo Cards

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Article Courtesy by Denise Gormish

I enjoy seeing photographs of my family and friends. One way to share photographs is with photo cards. Photo cards are envelope-sized greetings printed on high-quality cardstock and sent via postal mail. They can be made with or without a fold. Photo cards can be a greeting or an announcement for a birth, wedding or special day

Photo cards can be created on a photograph-sharing website such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. Visit your favorite photograph-sharing website to learn more about creating and printing a customizable photo card. These sites have easy to follow directions for creating photo cards.

Photo cards can also be created on your own computer. Here is an example of how to create a photo card of your own.

  1. Create a New Document. Open a new document in your photo-processing program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Elements. Make the document the same size as your intended photo card. The size of the photo card should be just a bit smaller than the size of your envelope. Mine will be 5 1/2" x 4".

  2. Add Photograph(s). Add your photograph or series of photographs to the document. Resize and arrange the photographs as you would like them to appear on the card. I wanted my photograph to stretch the length of the card so I sized it to fit accordingly.


  3. Add a Background. Use the fill function of the photo-processing program or add a digital paper for the background. Make sure the background layer is underneath the photograph. I added a white textured digital background paper.

  4. Add a Greeting. Use the text tool to create your own message and/or add a message using a digital stamp. I added a digital stamp, and then used the text tool to add the names.


  5. Add Elements. Using your creativity add borders, stickers, drawings, etc. to your photo card. I added a simple black border and a digital border stamp. I colored the stamp silver.


  6. Print. With the card all done, print it out on a good quality card or photo paper. Insert it into the envelope and send it.

Get creative and make your own personalized photo card to share with friends and family.

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