If making your own greeting cards doesn’t sound like a riveting experience, then you’re officially crazy! Making your own greeting cards allows for something you will never find in a store: personalization. Choosing a theme for the card based on the recipient’s interests and personality, is how I create each of my cards.
The first card to be featured is a birthday card for my sister. She is feminine but not over-the-top girly, so I wanted to keep it funky with the purple and green color scheme and fun add-ons.
You will need:
- cutting board for straight edges
- cardstock scrapbook paper
- faux pearl stickers
- stamp ink
- ink pad
- thin sharpie pen
- letter stickers
- self-adhesive glitter dots
- tape runner
- 3D dots
- tiny clothespin
- folding notecard and envelope
*Note: all of these supplies can be found at Michael’s Arts & Crafts and will last for more than just a single greeting card
I picked a color scheme, chose the patterns of cardstock paper, and picked which brads and glitter dots I wanted to use. I’m a firm believer in starting off with an idea and building upon it as you go. That’s the fun in handmaking the card; there is no right or wrong and one simple idea can turn into something greater.
Here are a couple closeups of the 3D dots and tiny clothespin that has the word “celebrate” on it:
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