Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DIY Earring Cards

We have all seen these beautiful business cards turned earring holders at our local shows. Most designers, who are just starting out, would prefer to create their own cards rather than to pay someone else to create them. Now I am going to show you how to create that professional look without breaking the bank.

Step 1: Design.
When I created my earring cards, I downloaded the vertical card template for Photoshop from Vista Print. (You can download it here)
I then proceeded to design a card I liked for my work. You can see my original designs, with my logo, here.
Since I created the design for Vista Print, I simply uploaded the design into their site. I then ordered my cards. This is your waiting period. (I like the prices at Vista Print, but not the shipping costs and time. Since I created these in the off season, I had time to wait for the cards.)

Step 2. Buy Supplies

While you are waiting, you will need to order or buy the following supplies.
-Earring card adapters (Available from JewelrySupply.com)
-1/16 inch round hole punch (Available at your local craft store)
-Guide for hole placement (I use a black flock plastic earring card like these)

Step 3. Once the cards arrive…

Use your guide to determine the location of your earring holes. Then use your hole punch to make the holes.






Step 4. Adapt!
Place the earring card adapter on the card. My fits over my earring holes.


Step 5. Refine!
Re-punch the earring holes through the adapter


And now the earring cards are ready to use!

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4 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! Your earrings cards are great and the earrings shown in the picture are cool!




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    Thanks!
    Jane
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