Make your own custom, folded 5x7 cards. (I would provide the Adobe Illustrator file if I could, but I don’t think my free blogger service will let me do that.)
So, here is how to do it:
- Set up a custom document as 7” wide x 10” tall.
- Using guides, split the Art Board in half.
- Perform all of the following steps, each on a separate layer.
- In the top half, make a rectangle that is 6.2” x 4.2” that will be the outer border of your photo. Don’t worry about the color just yet.
- If you want to get creative, make another rectangle that is 6.1” x 4.1” and will be an inner border.
- Align both the outer and inner border horizontally and vertically. Then center both of these in the top half of your card.
- On the bottom half of your card, add your text. I have my logo, business name, address, phone, and URL.
Buy colored and textured card stock at a scrapbook store. They have hundreds of colors. Most commonly I use white, though.
- Trim the stock to 10” x 7”.
- Ignore the offset look to the card. Print as custom 10” x 7“, no scaling.
- On the inside of card mark the 5”, or half-way point, with a pencil (both edges)
- Using a special scoring blade on your trimmer, gently score the inside of card along this line.
- Print your 4" x 6" photo on photo paper. I have a Canon Pixma i3600 that I got for $69 and have been completely satisfied with everything that has popped out of it.
- Mount the picture inside your border, fold along the scored line and send it on its way!