We make it simple to turn your child’s artwork into notecards. All you need is a digital camera or scanner and a work of art.
Tips for great looking notecards:
We’ve printed hundreds of notecard designs and have figured out what makes a great notecard: Color!
Kid’s artwork is colorful, and that’s what makes it so appealing.
When selecting artwork to upload for your notecard, choose artwork that has good color, even in the background. If your child is creating artwork especially for a notecard, the more color, the better!
Try to allow a little room around the edges to make cropping easier. If there’s some room around the edges of the paper, there’s less chance artwork could get cropped out.
Taking a Digital Photo of the Artwork
To ensure a good clear representation of your child’s artwork, we need digital pictures that are at least 2000x1600 pixels (On most digital cameras, that is at least the medium quality setting)
Where should you shoot your digital picture of the artwork?
If the flash is used, there will be a “hot spot” or reflection on your image, which cannot be removed.
The best way to photograph artwork is outside during the day in the shade. This method ensures good natural light, the flash will not be needed, and there won’t be harsh shadows.
It is also good to photograph the artwork with a solid color behind. A posterboard or large sheet of paper works well, so there is not distracting color or image behind the artwork.
Photograph the artwork straight-on, to reduce the amount of skewing of the artwork.
Before uploading the artwork to NoteworthyKids, crop the image the way you desire.
Scanning your artwork
If you prefer using your scanner, please do it using a high quality setting. 300dpi at a 5x7 size (for you numbers people, the image file should be at least 4 megabytes, or at least 1500x1000 pixels) Make sure to name your file to make it easy to find when you upload it to our site.