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.
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.