Step 1: What You'll Need
-Power Point (I use the 2010 version)
-3 pages of card stock (your choice of style)
Note : I recommend making the card a light color so it’s easy to see the graphics you use. I also recommend outlining the cards in a dark color such as black to make cutting easier.
Hold “shift” and select all of the rectangles in the row you made. Follow the copy instructions from earlier to copy the row twice
Note: line up each row after copying it
This will give you a total of 18 rectangles.
Add 2 more slides to the presentation by clicking Home/New Slide/Blank
Go back to the first slide. On the far right of the screen when on the home tab is an option that says “Select”. Click it and then click “Select All”. This will select all of the rectangles on the page. Copy the rectangles then go to both of the other slides and paste them.
You now have 18 rectangles on each slide which gives you a total of 54 cards. This is perfect for the 52 regular cards and 2 Jokers that make up a deck.
Note: You need to do the following part slide by slide.
Select all the letters on the page by holding the “shift” key and copy them. Paste the letters on the screen. While the new set of letters is still selected click Format/ Rotate/ Flip Vertical. Move the flipped letters to the bottom right hand corner of their respective cards.
Note : Only put one page in at a time – this means you’ll have to print each slide individually.
Try using cardstock that has a design on one side and is blank on the other (can be found at your local craft store) to give the backs of your cards a cool look.
Note : If you use this kind of cardstock, make sure you put the paper in correctly so it doesn’t print on the side with the design.
Go to File/Print and change the Settings section to say “Slides: 1” to print the first slide and “Slides: 2” to print the second slide, etc.
Note : Depending on what printer you have, you may need to switch your printer settings to cardstock/specialty paper. If you have an HP printer like I do, follow these directions (and the picture included): Go to File/Print/Printer Properties/Features/Paper Type/More/Cardstock
-Make themed sets for your favorite movies
-Laminate the cards for extra protection
I hope you enjoy making and using these personalized playing cards! If this instructable was helpful to you or you just think it’s a cool idea, please vote for me in the pocket-sized contest!