I create beautiful custom photo (announcements and invitation)
cards for any occasion using your photos. Cards are flat (non
opening) postcard style cards. They are printed as a
professional photograph. There are several sizes available.
Please see the
product, pricing and
payment page for more options.
do the cards cost?
More details on the
$1.75US for each 4x6
or 5x5 card + flat $15 shipping* charge.
$1.95US for each 4x8 or 5x7 card + flat $15 shipping* charge.
All prices are quoted in United States dollars.
However, as of July 2007 I am offering the cards at PAR to
This means that prices for Canadian residents are in Canadian
Shipping charge stated is for within the United States and
Canada. Please email me for
an international shipping rate.
*Orders of $200 or more receive FREE REGULAR SHIPPING
(This offer EXCLUDES press printed cards)
*Please note that square cards (such as the 5x5) require
additional postage when it is time for you to mail your cards to
your friends and family
Shipping to the USA
Photo cards and press printed cards are shipped by UPS 2 day
service for a flat $15.00 charge. Overnight shipping is a flat
fee of $30.00. You receive your package in normally 3-4 days
even with the 2 day UPS shipping and as fast as 2 days with the
overnight shipping. Please be sure to order with plenty of time
to meet your own deadlines.
Hand made cards are shipped after the cards are hand assembled.
Cardstock is ordered in from New York. Please allow up to 3
weeks for the design and assembly of hand made cards. Shipping
is a flat $15.00 charge for Priority Mail.
Shipping to Canada
Canadian orders are shipped by Canada Post for a flat $15.00CDN
charge. I ship Canadian orders within 48 hours of your proof
being approved by you.
7% PST + 5% GST applies to residents of British Columbia and Canada only.
There is NO sales tax or duties if you reside in the USA.
envelopes included with my order?
Yes! A perfectly sized 24lb white envelope is included for
each card plus a few extras. Envelopes are included for all
card sizes (4x6, 4x8, 5x5, 5x7).
a minimum order requirement?
Yes, minimum order of 50 cards. Please note that I am able to make exceptions with regards to children's Birthday Invitations. This depends on my current work load.
Is there a minimum order requirement if I would like to
reorder more of my cards?
for American residents you will need to purchase in 25 card
increments. For Canadian residents after your initial order
there is a minimum of 10 when ordering more.
size are the
The photo cards are offered in 4x6, 4x8, 5x5, and 5x7 inch
sizes. If you would like a
larger size such as an 8x10 or 11x14 for framing they are available
for an additional
the cards printed on?
The Photo Cards are printed on archival quality professional Kodak ENDURA
photographic paper. Unless you specify otherwise; I have the cards printed with a
(this resists fingerprints) unless you request otherwise. Your cards will last at least 100
years without fading and 200 years in dark storage.
Press printed cards are professionally printed on
high quality card stock. These cards are offered in double sided
flat cards or folding cards. There are 4 paper choices when
ordering press printed cards. Semigloss, linen, watercolor and
pearl. A glossy UV coating is available on the semigloss and
pearl. Read more about the
hand made specialty cards are a combination of the
Photo Cards professionally printed on Kodak ENDURA photographic
paper. They are then HAND mounted to the highest quality card
stock. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the design and assembly of
these hand made cards.
are the cards printed?
The cards are printed by a professional lab which caters to
professional accounts. Orders for US residents are printed and
shipped in the USA. Canadian photo card orders are printed and
shipped in Canada. All press printed cards are printed in the
USA. For Canadian press printed card orders the cards are
shipped to my mailing address in the USA. I then pick them up
and mail to you via Canada Post.
get my envelopes sent to me ahead of time?
Yes! If you would like to start addressing your envelopes
early I can send them out to you now. Most people that would
like their envelopes early preorder their cards as well. If you
choose not to preorder and would just like the envelopes sent
out the envelopes will cost $0.10ea and the $15.00 shipping
charge will apply. The cost of the envelopes will be credited
towards your order.
How do I
send my pictures to you?
Emailing your photos as an attachment in .jpg, .tiff, or
.bmp format is the best and quickest way to get your photos to
me. When emailing your photos please DO NOT send them to me
through your online photo sharing / storage vendor (Snapfish, Kodak
Gallery, Winkfish, or any other online photo sharing gallery).
I am not able to download a HIGH RESOLUTION version of the
photo from their website and will not be able to create a
quality card for you.
you have questions about how to send your photos as an
attachment please email me and I will help guide you.
firstname.lastname@example.org.You many have to email only one or
two pictures to me at a time as the picture files may be quite
large... this is exactly what I need.
may also snail mail your photos to me at these addresses:
For US Residents:
PO Box 1465
Point Roberts, WA 98281-1465
For Canadian Residents:
Please email me for address.
PLEASE EMAIL ME TO LET ME KNOW YOUR
PICTURES ARE ON THEIR WAY.
shrink my picture size down to email them to you?
NO!! Large image size is VERY important for both quality and
creativity. Please send the LARGEST sized photos you have. Do
not crop or alter the photos in any way. I will take care of all
that. If you are scanning the photos first please be sure to set
your scanner settings to at least 300dpi (dots per inch). The
size should be a minimum of 1200x1800 pixels. BIGGER
How do I
know if my picture size is OK?
I will email you to confirm that I have received your photos
and I will let you know at that time if they are an acceptable
size to work with.
I have photo editing software... should I crop my images before
sending them to you?
NO!! Please do not do any editing to your photos. I use the
benchmark photo editing program Adobe Photoshop CS3 and
Illustrator for my work.
I also have a
Wacom Tablet and I am able to perform magic with these tools. :) I can remove backgrounds,
change scenery, move people, remove object, add objects, remove
blemishes, red eye, change colors, turn color pictures into
black and white or sepia toned, hand color and selective
color... the list goes on. Have a look at some of my
after images and you will get an idea of the magic I can
Is it ok
to send you my snapshots?
Yes, I can do wonders with any photograph. Please view my
enhancement page to see many before and after images. I can
turn your images black and white, crop, merge, tint, etc. etc.
Have a look.
enhancement is what really sets me apart from the competition. I
use professional tools and am skilled at photo restoration and
manipulation. I can remove items from your photos or even
blemishes from your baby's face.
END RESULT IS SO NATURAL NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.
When will I receive my
If you choose a Gallery design shown on my website your
proof will be emailed within 48 hours of receiving your photos.
If you do not choose a design shown on my website or request a
custom proof it may take 3-7 days to receive your proof
depending on the number of custom orders I am currently working
on. (Please note that most of my work is custom). Please
remember to check your email.
Your proof will arrive by
email. Complimentary hard copy proofs are also available (by
request) for photo cards only.
will it take to receive my order?
Once your design is approved and payment is received I will
send the cards to print. For US residents the cards are shipped
by UPS 2 day air service. With the time for printing and
delivery, it normally takes 3-4 days for the cards to reach you. I can ship
photo cards from Canada any day of the week and ship by
XpressPost by Canada Post. XpressPost is normally 2-3 business
forms of payment do you accept?
I accept Paypal, money orders,
and personal checks (as long as you promise they are good) to the above address.
;-) You can also call or email me your credit card
information to process for you. Call me toll free at
mail me a sample?
Yes, just send me an
email with your address.
My samples of regular photo cards are FREE!
see my card and what you can do with my photos before I make
YES!! I am so confident that you will LOVE your cards that I
am willing to create a proof for you even BEFORE you make
payment. Visit the
order more cards afterwards?
Yes, I keep your file and you are welcome to order prints after your initial order.
Error Free Guarantee
If there is an error made by me on the cards after you have approved
the proof, I will RUSH re-prints and ship at no charge. If an
error is made out of my control (by you), I will re-print and
ship at a 50% discount off the regular price. I must be notified
of any problems within 10 days of receiving your order.
I do not accept returns on custom printed or custom produced
items. If there is a mistake made on your item that differs from
your order or your approved proof, our error free guarantee will
be implemented. I guarantee the accuracy of your order, or your
order will promptly be corrected. Shipping charges for all orders
shipped out are non-refundable. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROOF
CAREFULLY. This includes checking all text that I have
inserted or you have supplied.
me if you have any other questions. Thanks! Linda