Making Greeting Cards

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As part of my product line, I make greeting cards using my photos. Over the weekend, I had an afternoon off, so I spent it making more greeting cards for my Etsy shop.

Here is a step by step guide for how I make my greeting cards.

  1. Select paper and images that I want to use. I went to Hobby Lobby and found card stock that is pre-folded, so I don’t have to do it anymore. I also found some that is flat so I can turn them into post cards.
  2. Fold the card stock (if necessary). I’m not a good folder, so if I can eliminate this step, I’m 100% ok with it.
  3. Measure out where to place the image. Math is not my strong suit either. I measure out 1/2 of the margins on each side of the card.
  4. Glue the back of the photo. I use Elmer’s Dot Runner so I don’t have to wait for the glue to dry, and so my photos lay flat on the card stock.
  5. Line up the photo with the lines I drew. I start at the left side of the card and I let the photo fall onto the card.
  6. Place photo and adjust if needed. By letting it fall, I can adjust the photo’s location, if I misjudged the lines.
  7. Apply pressure to photo. Once I have it lined up right, I apply pressure so it sticks to the card.
  8. Erase any lines that are visible. Sometimes I mis-judge the lines and they are still visible on the card.
  9. Put card with corresponding envelope and place card and envelope in a plastic sleeve. Now they are ready to sell and ship.

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