HOW TO CREATE CARds

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HOW TO CREATE CARds
HOW TO CREATE cards
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Cards are a great way to share your joy with friends and family.
We’re going to show you just how quick and easy it is to create
cards and the wide variety of card types and designs from which
to choose.
To begin, sign in to your Shutterfly account. (If you don’t already
have one, click “Sign up” at the top of the page.) Click the
“Store” tab and from the column on the left of the page, select the
“Cards” link. (Figure 1)
Figure 1
Shop by type of card or occasion. There are three different card
types from which to choose: Greeting Cards, Designer Cards and
Photo Cards (in both 5x7 and 4x8 formats). Click “Compare all
cards” to see the ways in which they differ from one another.
Alternatively, shop by occasion—you’ll find cards for birthdays,
baby announcements, thank you’s and holidays. (Figure 2)
When you’ve chosen the card type or occasion, click the “Go”
button directly underneath it to start. Depending on the type of
cards you’re creating, proceed directly to that part of this tutorial.
Figure 2
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Create Greeting Cards
Choose a theme from a list of all the cards, or by clicking the “Get
started” button. Once you’ve picked a theme, choose the style
you’d like. Each style accommodates up to a certain number of
pictures, so keep that in mind when making your selection.
(Figures 3 & 4)
Figure 3
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Next, choose the card orientation and layout from the style palette
on the left. (Figure 5)
Figure 5
Click the “Get pictures” button to fill your card. On the Collect
Pictures page, select entire albums from the folder view or specific
pictures from the album view—up to 20 pictures in total. The
selected items will be highlighted by an orange box around the
edge. Click “Add to card” in the upper-right to add these pictures.
Then, when you’re done, click “Return to card.” (Figure 6)
Figure 6
Save your card so that if you take a break, you can pick up right
where you left off. Select “Save as a project” on the right, name
your card, and then click “Save” in the dialog box. You’ll find
your saved card in “My projects” under the My Shutterfly tab.
(Figure 7)
Figure 7
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Drag the picture(s) onto your card. Click on any picture to open
the edit picture pop-up window, where you can rotate, adjust, fix
red-eye and add effects. (Figure 8)
Figure 8
To add a caption to your Greeting Card, click on the text box
if your chosen style features one. Enter a caption and choose
the font type, size, alignment and color of your text. Click the
“Preview” button to see how your text will look, then click “Done”
when you’re finished. If you don’t want any caption on the card,
leave the text box blank. Blank text boxes won’t appear on the
finished card. Choose the card finish on the right, then click
“Next.” (Figure 9)
Figure 9
Next, write a greeting on the inside of the card. As with the front,
click on each box, enter a greeting and choose the font type,
size, alignment and color of your text. When you’re done, click
“Next.” (Figure 10)
Figure 10
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Choose a mailing option—you can either have the cards sent
back to your address so you can deliver them, or have Shutterfly
mail the cards on your behalf. If you selected “Mail cards for me,”
enter the names and address of recipients by clicking “Add new
address” or click on the check box next to existing addresses.
Then click “Next.” (Figures 11 & 12)
Figure 11
Figure 12
If you’d like to enter an optional message that will go on the
inside-top of the card, enter it here and choose the font type,
size, alignment and color of your text. When you’re done, click
“Next.”(Figure 13)
Figure 13
Lastly, preview your greeting card on the cover, inside, top and
bottom. If you need to make any changes, return to any step by
clicking on the numbered button on the line at the top. (Figure 14)
Figure 14
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Once you’re happy with the way everything looks, click “Next.”
If you previously selected “Send cards back to me,” select the
quantity of cards and the shipping address. You can order as
many or as few as you want.
On the following page, select the method of shipping and enter
any special offers or discounts at the bottom of the page. Lastly,
go to the checkout page, choose your form of payment, and
click “Place my order now.” Once you’ve entered your payment
information, the cards will be printed and sent on their way,
arriving in about a week. (Figure 15)
Figure 15
Create Designer Cards
Choose a theme from a list of all the cards, or by clicking the “Get
started” button. You can also shop by designer. Once you’ve
picked a theme or designer, choose the style you’d like. Each
style accommodates up to a certain number of pictures, and some
designer cards used for invitations or as correspondence cards
are text-only, so keep that in mind when making your selection.
(Figures 16 & 17)
Figure 16
Figure 17
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For cards that use pictures, click the “Get pictures” button. On the
Collect Pictures page, select entire albums from the folder view or
specific pictures from the album view—up to 20 pictures in total.
The selected items will be highlighted by an orange box around
the edge. Click “Add to card” in the upper-right to add these
pictures. Then, when you’re done, click “Return to card.” (Figures
18 & 19)
Figure 18
Figure 19
Save your card so that if you take a break, you can pick up right
where you left off. Select the “Save” button on the right, name
your card, and then click “Save” in the dialog box. You’ll find
your saved card in “My projects” under the My Shutterfly tab.
(Figure 20)
Figure 20
Drag the picture(s) onto your card. Click on any picture to open
the edit picture pop-up window, where you can rotate, crop, fix
red-eye and add effects. (Figure 21)
Figure 21
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To enter captions on your Designer Card, click on the text boxes.
Follow the instructions about the appropriate content for each
box. The font type, size, alignment and color of your text have
been preselected for you to match the specific card. Unless your
text won’t fit, avoid modifying the settings. Click the “Preview” button to see how your text will look, then click “Done” when you’re
finished. If you don’t want any caption on the card, leave the text
box blank. Blank text boxes won’t appear on the finished card.
(Figure 22)
Figure 22
For a closer look at your card, use the magnifying glass icons at
the top of the page to zoom in and out. Navigate by clicking-anddragging the grey box in the upper-right thumbnail. (Figure 23)
Figure 23
Click “Next” to preview your Designer Card. If you need to make
any changes, click on the Style and Edit bars to return to those
steps. (Figure 24)
Figure 24
Once you’re happy with the way everything looks, click “Order”
at the top-right of the page. Select the quantity of cards (either 12
or some multiple of 25) and then choose who you’d like to receive
them. (Figure 25)
Figure 25
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On the following page, select the method of shipping and enter
any special offers or discounts at the bottom of the page. Lastly,
go to the checkout page, choose your form of payment, and click
“Place my order now.” Once you’ve entered your payment information, the cards will be printed and sent on their way, arriving in
about a week. (Figure 26)
Figure 26
Create Photo Cards
If you’ve chosen to create Photo Cards, you’ll first need to select
a size. Photo Cards come in both 5x7 and 4x8 sizes. Choose a
theme from a list of all the cards, or by clicking the “Get started”
button. Once you’ve picked a theme, choose the style you’d like
for your cards. Each style accommodates up to a certain number
of pictures, so keep that in mind when making your selection.
(Figures 27 & 28)
Figure 27
Figure 28
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Next, choose the card orientation and layout from the palette on
the left, and then select either Matte or Glossy for your card’s finish. (Figure 29)
Figure 29
Click the “Get pictures” button to fill your card. On the Collect
Pictures page, select entire albums from the folder view or specific pictures from the album view—up to 20 pictures in total. The
selected items will be highlighted by an orange box around the
edge. Click “Add to card” in the upper-right to add these pictures.
Then, when you’re done, click “Return to card.” (Figure 30)
Figure 30
Save your card so that if you take a break, you can pick up right
where you left off. Select the “Save” button on the right, name
your card, and then click “Save” in the dialog box. You’ll find
your saved card in “My projects” under the My Shutterfly tab.
(Figure 31)
Figure 31
Drag the picture(s) onto your card. Click on any picture to open
the edit picture pop-up window, where you can rotate, crop, fix
red-eye and add effects. (Figure 32)
Figure 32
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To add a caption to your Photo Card, click on any text boxes on
the card which read “Enter caption here.” Enter a caption and
choose the font type, size, alignment and color of your text. Click
the “Preview” button to see how your text will look, then click
“Done” when you’re finished. If you don’t want any caption on
the card, leave the text box blank. Blank text boxes won’t appear
on the finished card. (Figure 33)
Figure 33
For a closer look at your card, use the magnifying glass icons at
the top of the page to zoom in and out. Navigate by clicking-anddragging the grey box in the upper-right thumbnail. (Figure 34)
Figure 34
Click “Next” to preview your Photo Card. If you need to make
any changes, click on the Style and Edit bars to return to those
steps. (Figure 35)
Figure 35
Once you’re happy with the way everything looks, click “Order”
at the top-right of the page. Select the quantity of cards (either
12 or some multiple of 25) and then choose where you’d like
the card shipped. On the following page, select the method of
shipping and enter any special offers or discounts at the bottom
of the page. Lastly, go to the checkout page, choose your form of
payment, and click “Place my order now.” (Figure 36)
Once you’ve entered your payment information, the cards will be
printed and sent on their way, arriving in about a week.
Figure 36
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