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Design Your Own Photo Card

By Diana Day  ·  Issue: November/December 2011 (V8N6)

Flat 4×8-inch photo cards, sometimes referred to as slimline cards, are popular for the holidays. These cards typically include one or two photos, along with a background pattern, text, and other embellishments, on the front, while the back is left blank to write personal messages to recipients. Here’s how you can create your own photo card.


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4 Replies to Design Your Own Photo Card:

  1. Wesley

    November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My Photos

  2. Dave

    November 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This is a great article with loads of ideas/links!

    When you print these yourself, rather than using an on-line service, can you buy the 4X8 size photo paper, or do you just print & cut to size?

  3. Diana

    November 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your nice comment. You can buy 4×8 photo paper and some include envelopes, some you must buy envelopes separately. Here are a couple sources:
    (excludes envelopes)
    (includes envelopes)


  4. Kay

    December 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks to your instructions regading making your own photo card. I went to your links and downloaded snowflakes and swirls. The steps in making this card were very clear and I had no problem following them.

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