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Printable Greeting Cards
Print Your Own Cards for Every Occasion
If you need a last minute greeting card or gift tag, try making your own or printing a freebie from an online source. You can find printables at low and even no cost for just about any occasion.
If you have a bit more time, there are numerous quality web sites where you can print your own designs or customized one-offs on demand - birthday cards, invitations, get well wishes, postcards, greetings for special occasions and even every day notes.
Many sites offer styles that are free for personal use, while others cost far less than one you might buy at the gift or stationery shop.
Review the freebies and DIY card resources in this article to find just the right last minute greeting card you need.
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Design and Craft Your Own Greeting Cards
You can design and craft your own greeting cards using free templates, craft papers and cardstock embellished with photos, clip art and decorations straight from the sewing box, office supply cabinet or scrapbook bin.
If you're comfy using a computer and MS Word or other desktop publishing software, you can design elaborate pieces using digital scrapbook backgrounds, word art, graphics and add on embellishments. You decide on the size and style and choose your favorite paper, cardstock or vellum.
If you aren't a crafter or don't have computer resources, you can still design your own and have them printed by the pros. Online shops and services offer thousands of unique templates and one-of-a-kind designs ready for you to personalize. Upload your own photo or picture, add your own text, choose fonts and other style features then place an order to print one, two or a dozen or more of your custom design complete with envelopes.
How to Make Envelopes for Greeting Cards
DIY Printable Greeting Cards
Photographs make wonderful cards. Many printable cards contain fantastic pictures with clever verse or titles. If you find a free photo that would make a perfect card you can design your own greeting card and either print it at home or upload it to a service.
Online and instore printers can print 1 or a dozen photo cards that are your own design. You do need to be sure the photo is available for commercial printing if you upload a picture to make a card.
If you really want to make your own cards and print them yourself, it's easy to design a spiffy printable card. Use pre-folded note cards for the base, or print on any color card stock that you've cut down to the size you want.
Print the photo directly onto a blank card front, or print it separately and glue it to the card front. Add borders, ribbon, or any other decorative findings you have on hand to make your free and easy card truly one-of-a-kind.
Design and Print Your Own
Easy to Use, Packed With Templates and Features
- Design your own greeting cards for all occasions: birthdays, holidays, weddings and more
- Create custom calendars, photo frames, stationery, invitations, scrapbooks, certificates and more
- Create photo calendars and photo cards using your favorite snapshots
- Kit features exclusive Hallmark fonts and sentiments
- Send customized and personalized projects via e-mail!
Use Ready to Print Blank Cards
Printer-ready easy to use prefold cards with matching envelopes make DIY invitation and greeting card printing easy and fun.
I printed my wedding invitations at home using precut and scored blanks. My sister in law also used print at home invites with fancy embossed borders and they looked as nice as expensive custom wedding stationery at a fraction of the cost.
Hallmark makes these precut blanks so you can have the best, printed at home.
Greeting Card Templates Save Time
All sorts of print and use templates and styles are available. Designs based on photographs, humorous cartoons, coloring and paper piecing models. Templates save you design time and frustration. All you need to do is pick and choose your style, size and graphics, then save and print.
The choices are many and all they cost you are a bit of craft time, plus the price of some materials and ink for your home printer.
- Do It Yourself Invitations: Print and Make Homemade Invites
Make your own invitations at the Do It Yourself Invitations resource. Tips, ideas, and printable invitation templates to create DIY and homemade invites for your upcoming wedding, baby shower, or party event.
- Free printable invitations, many styles
Holiday invitaions, shower invitations, birthday party invitation cards.
Design and Print Your Own Invitations
- Invitation Templates - free printable card templates
Free printable invitations templates to use to make your own invitations and cards. Print and create unique and personalized handmade invitations that will look fabulous.
- Free Cards for All Occasions - HP
Photo card templates, birthday cards, trading cards, Spanish greeting cards and many more unique free printable cards you can customize online.
- Card Templates
Lots of exciting shaped card templates ready to decorate or color in.
Standard US printer size sheets in 10 different colors.
Heavy Card Stock for Printing at Home
Card stock is one of my favorite basic supplies for making so many types of paper crafts including extra special greeting cards.
If you print on card stock you will need to position the images and text so you can keep everything aligned front and back, and you'll need to trim away the extra card stock after printing.
When Do You Send Greetings?
What types of cards do you send most often?
"See Father Smile" with Sally and Father
Retro Father's Day Card
Vintage first reader school textbook illustration from the Dick, Jane, Sally boomer era, thisfree printable Father's Day Card will make Dad smile.
When is Father's Day? It depends where your Dad and you live. In the US, UK and Canada families celebrate Fathers' Day on the 3rd Sunday in June.
In Australia and New Zealand Father's Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday in September. Other nations honor fathers on dates throughout the year.
Design Your Own Pop-Up Greeting Cards
Popup 3D Fun Cards - Everyone's Favorite little gift.
A three dimension pop up card is more than a greeting, it's a little gift that becomes a keepsake ornament.
Free Greeting Card Collections
- Free Printable Cards, Gift Checks, Tags, Table Cards and Coupons
Free printable note paperss, gift checks, mini cards, letter paper, birthday cards and gift tags.
- Printable Greeting Cards and Note Cards
Free printable cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, graduation, Easter and Grandparent's Day.
- Printable Cards and Gift Tags
Free printable greeting cards, trading cards and coloring cards ready to print, cut and send for holidays, birthdays, mother's day, father's day, graduation, new baby, or family special occasion.
- Free Printable Greeting Cards & Gift Tags
Download and print free Creativity Portal greeting cards and gift tags for personal, non-commercial use only.
- Note Cards at Mulitimedia by Sandy
Stationery, miscellaneous stationery (note cards, lists, etc), and kid's stationery.
- Ivy's Holiday Greeting Cards
Holiday greeting cards you make, print, fold and mail or give to your friends.
- Printable Greeting Cards - Printables for Free
Our Free Printable Greeting Cards are original designs and include Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day.
- Printable Cards and Stationery at Mardars
Printable gift boxes, greeting cards, labels, folding papers, patterns, crafts, box templates, print, paper, Mardars stuff,
Thanksgiving Harvest Wreath Mini Cards
Make small greetings, gift tags or table place cards with this printable
A sheet of 4 autumn leaf wreath cards with a pop-up top design. Happy Thanksgiving sentiment on the front, inside is blank and ready for your personal note. Use these small folded cards as place cards on your dinner table - write guest names inside the wreath.
Easy to print, cut and fold. The dotted lines above the wreath will make the top of the leaves stand above the rest of the card.
Greeting Card Messages
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