How to Make Custom Playing Cards in 4 Easy Steps

Custom Playing Cards

Not everyone wants to play their favorite game with the same old deck of cards—and if you don’t already know how to make custom playing cards, you’ve come to the right place! 

Traditional playing cards are fantastic, no argument. Their design is crisp, clean, and totally recognizable. But there’s something to be said about a personalized deck that dares to break the mold. 

It’s bold. It’s creative. It makes a statement.

And guess what? We’ve got a step-by-step guide that’ll walk you through the process of how to make your own custom playing cards—cards that are perfect for holidays, birthdays, and weekly game nights. 

Think of us as the proverbial ace up your sleeve.

Ready to get started? Let’s make your own playing cards!

Step 1: Pick Your Favorite Design

Picking your favorite design is all a matter of preference and purpose. Before you go all-in on the first design you see, take a minute to ask yourself a couple questions:

  1. What will these cards be used for? Bridge cards, Tarot cards, Flashcards—they all serve vastly different purposes, and the right design will depend on whether you want to call everyone’s bluff in Texas Hold ’em or take your friends on a mystical journey into the world of Tarot readings.
  2. What design pops? In the end, we know it’s all about the aesthetic. Explore different sizes and styles to find a design that fits your creative vision.

Pro Tip: We’ve got a wide variety of sizes, styles, and designs to choose from. Looking for something a little more traditional? We’ve got that. Want a pack of engaging flashcards for the kids? We’ve got that, too. 

Step 2: Upload Your Images

We’ve made it super easy to make your own playing cards with just a few clicks. Once you settle on a custom design, you’ll enter our online editing tool. From here, you’ll upload your images and photos, so you can get a clear idea of how these images will mesh with your preferred design. 

If you’re hoping to gift your playing cards, you’ll want to put some extra thought behind these images. Do they have emotional appeal? Are they appropriate for the occasion? Will the recipient understand their meaning? 

Don’t rush this part. Take your time and play around with multiple options.

Step 3: Flex Your Creativity

Now that you’ve done all the heavy lifting (finding the perfect design and imagery), you finally get to flex your creative muscles. With advanced functionality that’s intuitive and fast, there’s a lot you can do as you learn how to make custom playing cards.

Text Boxes: Heighten the personalization by adding text boxes with inspirational quotes or personal messages.

Backgrounds: Add flourishes of color by playing with different backgrounds—it’s a great way to pump some life into your design.

Picture Boxes: With our custom layouts, you can include additional picture boxes and customize the size, alignment, and shape. You can even include a fancy border if you want!

If you feel like extra words and images and colors would make your design look like a bizarre piece of street art, you can skip all this.

Step 4: Preview and Save

If you’re satisfied with your design, you can preview the finished product. This is an important step as it gives you the chance to catch anything you may have missed while you were entranced by your creative muse. 

Hit that preview button to make sure everything meets your expectations. Like what you see? Hit save and add to cart.

Then, you just sit back and wait for your cards to be delivered within two weeks!

Pretty simple, right?

Now that you know how to make your own custom playing cards you’ll want to make a personalized set for every birthday, graduation, wedding gift, and more!
It’s fast. It’s fun. And it’s affordable. Gifting a deck of personalized playing cards is as thoughtful as it gets, and they’ll be used for years to come!  

Don’t wait until Christmas to make the perfect gift, these cards are perfect for any occasion – customize your own playing cards today!