Making handmade birthday cards is a great way to show your friends and family members how much they mean to you. Whether it’s a simple message or one that features a personalized design, giving someone a handmade card is sure to make them happy and it will be a memento they keep for years to come.
You can find the supplies you need to make these unique holiday cards in large stores, at specialty retailers such as Michael’s or Paper Source, or even online. Be sure to also purchase some envelopes that will fit your cards. You may also want to consider creating a template that you can use for all of your cards to help make the process go more quickly.
The Art of Thoughtful Birthday Cards: Making Every Celebration Extra Special
Start with a white piece of cardstock and stamp a string of Christmas lights onto it using the Stamp Positioner. Then add some coordinating cardstock pieces to the top of the card, like the star Emily used here. She also added a sentiment from the String of Lights Stamp Set.
Try a variation on the classic family photo card by adding paper doll-esque versions of your family to it. This will be fun for kids to do and will make the cards unique.
If you’re feeling crafty, give this DIY embossing a try on some foil paper. It’s easy to do and the finished look is stunning. Just be careful as the foil can heat up a bit when you’re using it in your die cutter.