Make your own homemade cards from paper and fabric scraps and a few gems and jewels from the craft room!
You’ll never have to buy a greeting card again if you make your own with simple supplies you have around the house. A homemade greeting card is so nice to give and to receive. You can make your own cards to suit almost any occasion and they cost a lot less than a greeting card bought in a store.
Homemade cards are fun to make, and rather addictive once you get started. I picked up blank cards at Michael’s Crafts when they were on sale a few weeks ago. Packages of 25 cards with envelopes were going for 2.99 so I picked up several packages.
For the gift sets, I’d planned on making an assortment of about 10 different cards for each package but the process took a little longer than I’d expected, and being so close to Christmas, I just didn’t have time to make that many. I ended up giving everyone a package of six: 2 birthday cards, 2 “congratulations” type of cards, and 2 cards with hearts on them, that could be used for anything really (the arrival of a baby, “thinking of you”, Valentines etc.). I’d love to start earlier next year, and make a bigger variety.
My wallpaper Christmas cards were much faster to whip up. I got my inspiration here, and cut my trees from co-ordinating wallpaper samples, and decorated them with small crafting jewels.