I like the look of home made earring cards. It just seems to work better (for me) with my handmade jewelry. Plus, it helps me create specialized packaging for the different shops where I sell my things. I print all my earring cards at home on my laser printer. And, I use the perforated business cards that you can buy at places like Staples & Office Max. Here
is an example. I buy packs of scrapbooking paper from Wal-mart, Target, and other craft stores.
- I start with my cutting mat that I used to use for quilting, a rotary cutter, a large ruler & scrapbooking paper. I usually work with the large books of coordinating colors & patterns. I also use different color schemes for different shops. For the salons, I use the bright, bold patterns shown. For the art galleries, I use a darker, more subdued color & pattern scheme. Line up the paper and cut a 4-inch wide strip.
- Next, after I have a stack of 4-inch strips cut, I cut those strips into cards that are 2 1/2 inches wide. Your finished card should be 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
- Tear or cut apart the printed business cards. Make sure you have them printed prior to attaching them or you won't be able to get them through your printer. Attach with any adhesive, like a spray or double-sided tape.
- Pierce two holes in the finished card. I like to use a safety pin or a lapel pin because it has a very sharp point and makes a small, tight hole that keeps the earring securely in place.
- Finally, add an earring card adapter to the back. I purchase mine through JS Ritter and they are not expensive.
I apologize for the poor picture quality, however, today is a dreary, rainy day in Oregon and there just isn't any good light coming through my windows! But, you can get the basic idea of how to make your own earring cards without spending a lot of money.
What I like the best about this type of card is that you can make endless designs and you aren't stuck with one style like you would if you used professionally printed cards. A couple of my shops don't allow me to put my website on my earring & jewelry cards, so I have the freedom to print different versions on the business cards. Right now, I think I have 4 different versions, plus several different color schemes in shops.
Have a nice day! And, thanks for stopping by my blog!
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