Ever confused about the different types of greeting cards out there? Or perhaps you're interested in making your own, and want to get some new inspiration.
Standard greeting cards are folded rectangular cards, usually with a printed design on the front. They come in a variety of sizes, usually smaller for multi-packs, but the standard sizes are 6x4" and 5x7".
A modern take on the standard rectangular card, square greeting cards add something a bit different to your usual card.
Greetings card with a photograph print, rather than an illustrated design. This can be a great affordable way for photographers to sell prints of their photographs.
One really popular subset of photo cards are customised photograph greetings cards, where you can upload your own photographs - this is a lovely way of sending a truly personlised card.
More commonly used for wedding invitations, gatefold cards open up in the middle, with card on the left and right like a gate. You can get really inventive with gatefold cards, and especially creative in sealing them, for example: with wax seals or ribbons.
Tri-fold cards are folded into 3 sections - you can see why they are sometimes also called Concertina or Zig-Zag cards!
Pop-up cards are seriously a work of art!
Aperture and Shaker
Aperture cards have a cut-out section in the front which can be used to either display a photograph/artwork or give a sneak peak inside the card.
Shaker cards are similar, but have a transparent pocket within the aperture containing glitter, confetti - anything shakeable!