The first thing that you will need to decide on is the size and layout for your card.
You can see the size and layout options shown in the box displayed along the left side of the Greeting Card dialog box.
Here, you will see that you have a number of different sizes to choose from. You also have a choice of card orientation. You can create a card that in the portrait orientation—again, that means that the card is taller than it is wide—or you can create a card that is landscape—the card is wider than it is tall. Finally, you can decide between a flat card, which is basically a postcard, or the more traditional folded card.
If you will be printing your card locally on your home computer, you can choose any of the size/layout options shown on this panel.
You can also have your cards commercially printed using Adobe’s third-party partner, Shutterfly. However, if you decide to use the Shutterfly service, your choice of size/layout options are limited to the four alternatives listed under the Shutterfly label:
In this example, I’ll be making a 7.00 x 5.00 inches (Folded, Landscape) card.
With the size and layout selected, you need to decide on a theme for the card. The available themes are displayed in the center column of the Greeting Card dialog box. As you scroll through and click on each, a preview of the theme as it would look as a greeting card shows in the area to the right
In fitting with the season, I’ll be using the Christmas theme for the card that I’m creating.
By the way, you may notice that many of the themes show with a blue marker in the corner: