Easy, Homemade Cards
Have you ever been in search of a cute card only to find the cost to be outrageous? Why not try to make your own? It's simple, cost effective, and most of all, fun! You have creative license to create whatever you want. Spicing up a traditionally boring or impersonal formality will leave your friends and family in awe. It doesn't matter the occasion whether it be birthdays, Christmas, get well cards, thank you notes, even homemade invitations and envelopes.The possibilities are endless!
Let The Creativity Begin!
There is no right or wrong way to go about making your creations. You can use any type of paper from card stock to tissue paper, or even try your hand at homemade paper! It doesn't just have to be a traditional shape either. You can use themed shape paper such as baby bottles for a baby shower, trees for Christmas, or whatever shape you can think up. You can add embellishments to your card using items you have lying around the house such as glitter, buttons, safety pins, pom-poms, beads, sequins, or any other small object. If you stamp, now is a good time to get those out, just be sure your ink is fresh for a neat look. (You can also stamp tissue paper to make your own wrapping paper!)
Why stop at cards and invitations? Sure, you could go to the store and find an envelope to present your masterpiece, but making your own is fun and gives it a personal touch. You can find many templates online or experiment with your own if you opted for a unique shape. Just be sure you take a few things into account if you plan on mailing it such as: leaving space for an address, not putting on items that may fall off, or lots of glitter (Sorry, Mr. Postman!). Find out what your local area says about dressed up envelopes before you try to mail them. The last thing you want is to put a lot of hard work into it and have it returned, possibly missing the occasion.
Supplies You Might Need
Now that you're inspired and ready to make your own cards here are some ideas of things that you may already have laying around the house to embellish your cards with.
-Mini Clothes Pins
-Dried or Fake Flowers
-Old Sheet Music
The sky is the limit!