Personalized playing cards? Talk amongst yourselves.

Amy wants to know:

I read somewhere recently about making your own playing cards — someone had a template where you could insert your own pictures for the face cards, etc.  Thought it would make a great family present.  Now I can't find it anywhere!  If you could help me find a template to make playing cards I would be forever grateful!

This sounded like one of fd's flickr toys, but I was wrong — he came up with templates for personalized trading cards. Can anyone point Amy in the right direction?


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  1. Erin Ross says

    I’ve ordered MANY decks from and they look GREAT (assuming your starting photo is high-enough resolution).

  2. Amy says

    Thanks everyone for the ideas. The key for me is wanting the picture on the playing side of the cards, not just the back, and I was hoping to be able to make them myself (ie., build them, print them on card-stock, laminate). It looks like the Microsoft program will do it, but unfortunately the free trial version does not have that feature.

    Thanks again to all who responded!


  3. Rob O'Daniel says

    Along very similar lines, does anyone know of a reasonably price site that will print playing-card-sized cards that are completely customized? I have an idea for a flashcard project that would be incredibly helpful. I know I could print & laminate them myself but my printer died recently (I’ve been too cheap to replace it thusfar) and I’d prefer to have something a bit more professional-looking.