Handmade Cards - How To Make Them Yourself
Handmade cards are something everyone loves to receive but they are also something everyone can make with a little bit of imagination and a few basic items.
To make a lovely card that will show the receiver your appreciation, you don’t need much time or money. With the card making supplies below and a little bit research to get some ideas (if necessary), your cards will always be a pleasant surprise:
Paper/card. Get a supplies of fine paper/card and keep in mind that there are many different types and designs available. Also, you can use paper for decorations. Iris folding, for example, is an excellent way to give your cards an additional dimension or simply use it as the main decoration in case you need a card fast but don’t have the time to get all the necessary embellishments.
A quality pair of scissors. Card making typically involves lots of cutting and a quality pair of scissors will therefore make it a more enjoyable process.
Cutting mat. You can also make cards without one but it’s a lot easier to focus on card making if you don’t have to worry about damaging your furniture.
Glue. Unless you are working exclusively with peel-off stickers, you will need something to hold your decorations on the card. Yes, you will probably need to do some gluing. Make sure to choose a quality glue because you don’t want your card falling apart when taken out of the envelope.
Various decorations. The list of items you can use to decorate your cards is virtually endless. You can use peel-off stickers, stencils, rubber stamps, gift paper, clip art,… whatever you think that will look good and make the receiver feel special.
Handmade Cards As a Gift
Besides sending handmade cards for various occasions, you can also use them as a gift. Just like yourself, others need to send at least a few cards every year to congratulate birthdays, wish a Merry Christmas, etc. and you can be sure that a set of beautifully handmade cards will be appreciated. For example, you can make a set of Christmas or winter inspired cards (they always come handy during the winter holidays) or perhaps a set of cards inspired by the seasons of the year, allowing the receiver to send them for different occasions.
Card Making by Recycling Cards
All those cards you receive each year are worth saving because they can serve as an inspiration for your next card making projects but they can also be used to make new cards. For example, you can cut out the images and combine them with your own embellishments, and you will have a new card in no time.