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How do you design your own cards?

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Some ways to make your own greeting cards include using computer software or making them by hand. Software options include Art Explosion Greeting Card Factory or Hallmark Card Studio. Another method is to make a card by hand using crafting material such as fabric, glitter, ribbons and card stock.

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Most card designing software comes with templates of cards that you can use, or you can start with a blank template and use your own idea. After setting up the card, you can choose images to add. These programs have clip art collections you can choose from, or you may opt to use your own images. Once you decide on an image, you can modify the color and size. You can also choose a font and modify font's size and color. After adding all of the card's elements, check it for consistency, and make any necessary changes. If you're happy with your creation, print the card.

If you decide to make your card by hand, start with blank card stock, and add crafting supplies that fit your idea. For example, if the card is for Valentine's Day, trace a heart onto Bondaweb and iron it on the card. Then, glue a ribbon onto the heart.

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