- Size before folding: 2" X 6.75".
- Size after folding: 2"X 3.4"
- Hole punch used: 1/16"
Here's what you need to get started:
- Paper cutter: 11X17" size
- Matte heavyweight paper or cardstock and a printer.
- 1/16" hole punch
- Computer program that utilizes "layers" like Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0.
- You will also need to know HOW TO USE your program to create layers, add text, and copy and paste files into your layout.
- In your progam create a file 2"X6.75"
- Add your logo, text, and little dots for location of the holes. Merge all the layers and save as a jpg. You'll also want to save a layered version in case you need to make changes later.
- Once you're happy with the design, copy and paste 5 of these onto an 8.5 X 11" file in the landscape orientation. Use the grid to align them so they are all even with each other, flush with the bottom of the page and 1/2" from the sides.
- Merge all the layers and convert to a jpg. Remember to save a copy of the original layered copy just in case you need to change something.
- Print on heavyweight paper. I use Epson double sided heavyweight paper on my Epson photo printer.
- Cut the long side first using the ruler guide on the paper cutter. See picture below.
- Then cut short sides. I aligned a wave along the bottom so all the need to do is cut right next to the wave.
- Fold in half and punch the holes with the 1/16" punch. You may also use a thumb tack or pin but the hole punch gives a nice clean edge.
Now doesn't that look simple? The reason I use the folding cards is so they can easily be hung on my display and it's also very convenient for photographing. When I show my jewelry to live customers I can also discreetly write the price on the inside.
I hope you have fun making these and adding a professional touch to your jewelry! If you have any questions please contact me or you can ask it in the comment section below.