Photoshop Elements: How to order a double sided Postcard

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How can I put 2 projects (from the project bin) back to back for a holiday postcard. I have the front and back, but can't figure out how to make them back to back to send to Shutterfly. Shutterfly keeps reading it as 2 seperate pictures.
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Which application are you using?
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Photoshop Elements 10, I'm using a free holiday card option from MCP.com.
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MCP.com? Maritime Communications Partner?
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There isn't a way to do something like this in Photoshop Elements. You can go through the Creations and set up special printing for services like ShutterFly, but this is based on templates they give us. We don't have a double-sided Postcard template from ShutterFly, which is what would be required in order to accomplish this. The closest we have is a folded Greeting Card.

The reason for this is that image files themselves cannot be two sided. In order for two sided printing to occur, you have to send special instructions to your printer. This is known as Duplex printing when doing so locally (i.e. at home). When sending the files to an online print service such as ShutterFly, special instructions have to be send along. When you are sending files through Photoshop Elements, only the instructions in the provided templates will be sent. So, unless we have a template from ShutterFly to accomplish this task, it won't be possible via this method. Have you just tried manually sending the files to ShutterFly with these instructions? (i.e. log on to ShutterFly.com)
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If you are printing from home, the oldest trick in the book is to print out one side, put the page back in and print out the other. Figuring out the correct orientation of the page varies from printer to printer.