DIY Holiday Card Using a Digital Template

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials2 Comments

I’ve just released my 2019 holiday card template and today I’ve got a video showing you how to use this new template, even if you don’t have Photoshop!

I recently learned about a free online photo editor called Photo Pea. While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Photoshop Elements, it has what you need to use any of my layered templates and if you’d like to create your own holiday card and save money in the process, my video today is for you!

First things first: my 2019 holiday card design:

This year, I’m keeping it very simple! This template is a US A2 size (4.25 x 5.5) which is a standard greeting card size. Plus, you can fit four of them onto one 8.5 x 11 sheet if you’d like to use photo paper from your own stash and print at home.

The digital package also includes a mini newsletter template, as well as that design set up as a four to a sheet style, so you can print your newsletters at home and cut them to size.

Here is a video showing you how to use my layered template in both the free online software program Photopea, as well as in Photoshop Elements. Plus, I’ll share how I create simple matching envelopes using my Clean Line Christmas stamps that match the the template design.

I will be sending my JPEG card file to Overnight Prints, a company I’ve used for the past three years and they do a good job for a really great price! (To see a bit more about Overnight Prints, watch this clip from last year’s card process video!)

My thought process is that while there may be a handful of folks that hold onto Christmas cards each year, I’m guessing as many end up in the recycling bin. This lets me create a fun greeting but not have to spend a whole lot in the process.



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Cathy ZielskeDIY Holiday Card Using a Digital Template

2 Comments on “DIY Holiday Card Using a Digital Template”

  1. #1

    Oh my goodness, I’ve been looking for something like Photo Pea! I need a program that will allow me to quickly add watermark text or blur out personal information for sharing cards and bullet journal spreads online, and I hadn’t been able to find any free editor that could do both. Photo Pea looks perfect! Thanks for telling us about it.

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