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Old 07-26-2005, 07:11 PM
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Question Home-made cards made without glue,glitter,stickers....

OK here the thing:

I wanted to send Eddie a home made card but the thing is that they wont take cards with:


So does anyone have any ideas for home made cards I can send that dont require any of those things? I know its hard but any info would be great cause Hallmark cards (even the .99 cent ones are getting expensive!!)


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Old 07-26-2005, 07:24 PM
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Get the greeting card program for your computer. Hallmark has one and it's good but I prefer American Greetings. Check out WalMart or some other such store and get the program. So easy to install and then you can either use cards that are ready to be printed or you can make up your own. All kinds of graphics and other aids are included for making cards, envelopes, letterheads and lots more!Use your imagination and have fun! If you save photos on your computer you can even import your photos onto the greeting cards.

Get some 8 1/2 x 11 paper that's a bit heavier than the 20 lb. paper we use to print letters. You can even get prefolded card stock paper but it costs more.
I just bought a pack of photo paper (matte finish) which is heavier than the regular printer paper and have been using that for my cards. You can get envelopes at any printer. I bought a box of 100 envelopes from a local printer - the size that's for when you fold a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in quarters.

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:31 PM
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I have to agree with you here..I have the American Greetings as well and the possibilites are endless! I love it!
Old 07-26-2005, 11:15 PM
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What about https://www.mycardmaker.com/ , you can pick from what they have or put a picture from your computer on a card. And there is even a place on the back of the card that says it was made by you.
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I was just going to say that for Easter I made my man homemade cards and they got sent back to me for the very same reasons you listed*didnt finish reading your thread*. I would say print some things out from the internet. F.Y.I. my man says they are tripping about giving them things that were printed from the internet, so who knows!
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Thanks for the info, I am just so used to making cards on my own like for x-mas and easter for my family. And I love doing those arts and crafts things that its frustrating not being able to make them for him you know??

So any additional info would help!! THanks!!
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Just a little suggestion: I only just made a card for my beloved one, which basically was a scissor cut and I wanted another sort of paper as a background, but was afraid it would be ripped off in the mailroom. So I decided to just send the papers seperately and leave him the work of putting it together with glue or such. - This option may widen the range of possible little gifts.
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what about markers? you didn't mention that you couldn't use those...

just a thought...

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www.bluemountain.com is a wonderful site to print free cards or you can subscribe for I believe $19.95 a year and print unlimited cards. Some of these same cards, I've seen at the Hallmark store for $2.95 to $4.95 each. Also with the membership you can share your account with two friends free of charge. I buy the pre-folded cards at wal-marts, box of 25 (paper and envelopes) for $7.96.
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