Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Making Your Own Earring Cards

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 19 Comments

Even if you don't make jewelry for sale, you probably do make jewelry to give away as gifts. Making earring cards are a great way to present them properly for either purpose. They're easy to make at home.

I make mine business card size because I happen to have Microsoft Publisher with my Office package on my computer. But really, any card making program with business card settings will do too. If you don't have any, but are handy with simple drawing programs like Powerpoint you could design then make many custom sized copies and arrange them on the page as you see below. You could also put your biz info or a "made by" if it is a gift on the reverse side by designing a second page. Then simply re-feed the card stock through the printer to print it out. Remember to flip it to the other side before doing so.



There is no need to buy specially perforated business card paper. I just use ordinary card stock which is cheaper. A paper guillotine works wonders but mind your fingers! Once cut out, you can stick it up on a board or if you design it such that it folds over at the top part of the card allowing it to hang on an earring rack.



If you want an inexpensive and super fast way of making little earring display holders, just cut out a pair as shown above and fold the ends to prop them up. Poke holes to hook the earrings through. I've found these are best for single shows after which I just cut the fold-overs off and separate the cards to use on my display cork board.

Brandi of Enthrall Designs, a fellow Nova Scotian, has a great tutorial which shows how she makes cards for stud earrings. She also starts with business card size but designs hers to print out differently. She has a neat way of folding her earring cards.  (Update : The original post has been deleted but you can experiment on your own!)

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19 comments:

  1. Ah! Thank you for sharing this. Making earring cards and business cards has been in my to do list since last year. Hopefully this year I can implement them.

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  2. That's a great idea! I never thought about making earring cards in business card size. To tell the truth I never thought about making any earring cards, but today a friend asked me if I could make two pairs of earrings for her nieces. I think I make some cards for them. Thanks for sharing this, Pearl.

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  3. I purchased some ready made earring cards with a lip to fit on my earring twirlly display. But when they run out (it will be ailoe as the sale was really good!) I'll try making my own. It allows you to add information that you can not on ready mades. Thanks for the info.
    B

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  4. I am totally out of earring cards and since I have made it a goal to start getting back to making jewelry - that is one thing I need to make too!

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  5. I never thought to make some with the bent edges on the bottom so they can stand up..thats an awesome idea for when you have a matching necklace you want to set some by and not put them on your regular earring display.

    I"m glad you liked the story about the little lost kitty I found. I hope your friend finds her kitty..or if not..she can have hope that the reason her cat never came home is because someone is being so nice to her that she couldn't bring herself to leave and then forgot where home is. At least she is probably taken care of and healthy and happy :)

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  6. I finished some earring cards today with the kokopelli logo and blog address from my business cards. The first pair of earrings for the birtday girls is also ready and packed together with the earring card in an origami gift box. Ready to give away!

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  7. Good job, Dagmar! Those earring cards are going to be like advertising!

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  8. Just Googled; Patterns for earring cards and this post came up near the top of the list. Great information and attractive earring cards.
    I was looking for a nice stand-up card and something like these should do the trick.

    Oh dear, my word verification is "unthin", hope that doesn't mean I have to go on a diet.

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  9. Glad you liked them. DIY ones means you can not only custom but make only just enough for your immediate needs.

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  10. I use a very small awl to make the two holes for the earrings. Fortunately, I am able to "eyeball" it so they all look pretty much the same.

    I also bought, at Michael's, a new tool for making the other type of hole (don't know what they're called, but they're a cut-out with a hole within the cutout). These are similar to the very expensive ones sold by EZ Earring Cards - the one at Michael's was only $5 and change, and I had a coupon.

    But I love the idea of the folding bottoms . . .
    Thanks, Pearl !

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  11. You're all welcome! I'm also another Michaels shopper who never goes there without a coupon!

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  12. Thanks for the quick tutorial! I use a push pin to make perfect tiny holes for the earring hooks.

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  13. What a great idea. And here i was looking for special ones

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  14. As Christmas season approaches, I bought my daughters a multi-pack of cheap, magnetic earrings for stocking stuffers, and I needed a way to break up the pack to give each girl 5 sets of earrings, all of which I know will be lost in the first month (they're both under 10). Thanks for this post! I really didn't want to buy a 100 pack of jewelry cards for 10 earrings.

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    1. Glad that this DIY solution works because you're right, there is no need for you to buy a large pack of earring cards.

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  15. I use my business cards to display and price. A hole punch makes them perfect for a peg board rack. I use a pin for making tiny holes to mount earrings, securing them with rubber backings.

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    1. Your tip about securing them with rubber backings is a great one! Thanks for sharing

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  16. Great ideas here. And the missing stud earring package idea and directions has been posted on another site: http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/post-or-stud-earring-packaging/

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    1. Thanks so much for the missing link! I have updated the post.

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