Mount Garfield Middle School
Welcome to Trading Card Maker!

It is recommended to use the tabbed browser, so you can have the following instructions open at the same time as the trading card site.

  •  Search for the photo you want to use.  It must be a photo you took yourself, or one with a Creative Commons or Attribute License.  (Ask about this if you have no idea what this means!)
  • The photo must be saved to My Pictures on your H drive.
  • Go to the Trading Card link.
  • Browse your H drive/My Pictures for the photo you want to use.
  • Select how your picture would best be cropped if needed.
  • Select the background color for your card. (You’ll be able to come back and change it later if you don’t like it.)
  • Type a title for your card.
  • Type a subtitle for your card.  (Notice the sample card for where title and subtitle will be placed)
  • Type a description for your card.  You are somewhat limited for space—if you type too much, you may have to go back and edit. Include a citation for your info and your picture at the end of the description.
  • Choose an icon of you wish by clicking the blank icons.
  • Click create!
  • After creating, you’ll have the option to go back and edit by clicking Edit Card—Double check your spelling and info BEFORE you save it!
  • When spelling and info is how you want it, click Save.
  • A dialog window will pop up—click save again.
  • A save window will open.  Be sure it is open to My Pictures.  Rename the picture to make it easy to find and Save.
  • TO PRINT:  Follow the directions your teacher gives you--perhaps inserting and resizing your images in a word document--or use the following directions to print from Windows Picture Manager:
  • Go to My Pictures on your H drive.
  • Double click the card you just saved.  This will open the card in Windows Picture Manager.
  • Click file, then print. 
  • From the Photo Printing Wizard window, click next.
  • Select the Library Color printer.  Click next.
  • Print full page will be highlighted—leave it that way.  Click next.  Click finish.
  • Pick up your print from the color printer!


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