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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.
Next, choose the card orientation and layout from the style palette on the left.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.