How to Print Digital Cards at Home

As the unofficial month of love approaches, I am getting giddy to share my first art print collection with you all. But in the meantime, make sure you check out the digital Valentine card options now available in the shop! They are easy to download, print and spread the love this season as many times as you need, all for the price of a coffee or two! How to Print Digital Cards at Home

For those of you unfamiliar with downloading digital cards, here's a look at how your card can come to life in just 5 minutes:

When you find the perfect card on Etsy, download and save the file to a location you are familiar with on your computer (NOT a smart phone or tablet!). All of my listings include a PDF 8.5 x 11 inch file. Use Adobe Acrobat to open the files on your computer, which is available to download for free here!

Pug Loaf Card Print Screenshot

Open the file using Adobe Acrobat, then click File -> Print. Every print screen looks a little different, but the most important part is to choose None for Page Scaling (see in the picture above).

Pug Loaf Card PrintedPug Loaf Card Printed Closeup

I typically use Superfine White Cover Cardstock paper from Paper Source. but any premium paper will work Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut the card down to 10" by 7" using the dashed line.

Pug Loaf Card Cutout

Now simply fold the card in half and pop in an A7 envelope!

Pug Loaf Card Final

Some people don't have a love-love relationship with their home printer. If that's the case, bring these files to your favorite printer, like Costco, Walgreens, Kinko's or support your local print shop! You may have a favorite online printer too, just make sure to plan ahead for shipping time to send out your Valentines on time.

Chloe the Pug Loaf

Chloe is very "excited" to be featured on this Valentines card. Those of you that are pug owners or lovers are probably familiar with the pug loaf comparison. We frequently say Chloe is "baking in the oven" or "rising to perfection". Maisy doesn't share Chloe's excessive skin situation (thank goodness); we often compare her to a bean. Maisy makes an excellent Easter bunny... (can you guess what's coming soon??)

Have a little one with a class Valentine's party? Make sure you check out the kids-size option, also now available in my Etsy shop.

And before you go, I'm excited to announce the official launch date of my first art print collection... Tune in on February 2nd for the grand reveal! There is lots of pug and Disney goodness that I am SO excited to share with you all!