Make a Handmade Greeting Card

Make a Handmade Greeting CardMake a Handmade Greeting CardThis year, I bought my twin nieces gift cards for their birthdays even though I had previously vowed to never give such a thing as a present. To my defense, it was a gift card to Michaels Craft store so they could buy themselves a fun project to do when the Arizona heat prevents them from going outdoors. I thought the least I could do was to make a handmade greeting card to show that I could be creative too!

I started my handmade greeting card with blank cards and an assorted scrapbook paper pad that I purchased from a craft store.

They were both pretty cheap, the cards being about 5 bucks for 25 and the paper cost $12. Together they should be enough to create 25 greeting cards. Cut your chosen squares to fit the front of the card and adhere with rubber cement or a glue stick.

Next, I used some ribbon that was left over from Christmas, cut to size and used a glue stick to paste. The red flowers were pressed and dried in a phone book, whereas the pink flower was a leftover from what I had bought at a craft store for an earlier project.

Lastly, to make the large letter K, I printed it to size on my computer and cut it out. I then laid it on top of the paper I wanted to use and cut around. You could probably trace it on the paper too and then cut.

That’s it! I felt so proud that I was able to send my nieces something created by me and I still have enough stuff to make many more cards!!

HANDMADE GREETING CARD TIPS
– Save old cards, Christmas tags, magazines and papers that can be cut and used as decorative papers for your greeting cards.
– Use scrapbook tweezers to apply delicate flowers.
– Save old ribbon, tissue and decorations to be used for your creative projects.
– Store your scrapbook stuff in an organization caddy or special place for easy access.

Have you ever made a Handmade Greeting Card?




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12 Comments

  1. Ishrath January 27, 2010 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Lovely cards. I like the way you have centered the print on plain white. Keep making cards… it is so much better than picking them off the shelf 🙂

  2. Ishrath January 27, 2010 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I have an idea for your point number 141 ( Make a handmade gift) which I had done sometime back at…
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  3. Annette Renee White January 27, 2010 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Love your handmade gift idea too! I might have to try making that one for #141, Thanks!

  4. Noor Azlina January 30, 2010 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Hi Annette! Congratulations for succeeding in making those lovely handmade greetings cards! They are great! I love your blog so much!!!! It's a great idea! I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time now. You certainly have inspired me here. And thank you so much for visiting my handmade card blog….do visit again whenever you can!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  10. Kerry July 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I used to love artsy stuff and making crafts. Some of that is visual and I find it hard not seeing as well anymore, but I agree hand-made is more thoughtful. With the help of someone who loves scrapbooking I made a book about owls for my niece last year, to go with the Hedwig owl stuffed animal puppet I got her at the Harry Potter themed park in Florida. I do need help a lot of the time to make things look better, but I have become expert at making things, designs and words using actual braille dots. I become more resourceful if I make the effort. 🙂

    • Annette White July 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      What a special gift that is for your niece. I bet you have learned how to be pretty darn resourceful!

  11. Cestitke November 22, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

    These are quite an inspiration. I just get the idea how to use some old patterned papers.

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