DIY CARDS FOR EVERY OCCASION


DIY Cards


DIY Cards


 

Last Christmas my sister gave me a pack of blank cards and envelopes which she had bought from Walmart. Of course, this was a clear sign from the heavens that I was meant to have a go at making my own cards! I always knew deep within me that this day would come, and I said a silent thank you as I pressed the DIY cards to my chest (I am being sarcastic in case you didn’t know).

I usually stock up on greeting cards once a year which means that I’m well prepared for any birthdays, ‘thank you’s’ or ‘just to say’ occasions – I’m such a goody two shoes! I’ve always admired the work and skill that goes into handmade cards and would love to do a course on this topic someday. But until then, I am content with experimenting with simple card making techniques while feeling like a DIY card goddess!

I took a trip to my local Poundland and craft shop (called The Works, for those of you in the UK) and came home armed with sequins, wooden letters, and adhesive gems – it’s amazing what you can pick up for a few pounds. In the space of a few hours I had created 4 different cards that I know I’ll use at some point this year and I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I made them myself.  You can do it too! So have a look at the different cards below and get your creative juices flowing.

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1. The Birthday Card



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As long as the earth orbits the sun there will always be a birthday to celebrate, therefore you can never have too many DIY birthday cards. This card is super easy to make and also fun. You could use the alphabet letters to spell someones name or anything you like. I almost spelled ‘Happy Bithday’, so concentration is required, LOL!

You will need:

  • A Blank card
  • Alphabet beads
  • Ribbon
  • Craft glue
  • Double sided tape
  • Twine ribbon
  • Scissors

  • First, cut a length of ribbon and glue this diagonally on the front of the card ( I actually used double sided tape for this step).

  • Then use craft glue to stick the alphabet beads on either side of the ribbon. I had to use tweezers to place the beads because they were quite small and I have thick fingers.

DIY Birthday Card

  • Tie some twine ribbon into a bow and stick it onto the ribbon and your card is complete.

DIY Birthday Card

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2. The Luuurrve  Card



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Valentine day is only a few weeks away, so consider making a card like this and giving it to the object of your affection. But real love is an everyday action, so you don’t have to wait until February the 14th to show some love!

You will need:

  • A Blank Card
  • Black pen
  • Sequins
  • Craft glue
  • Tweezers
  • Some imagination and lots of patience

  • First, draw a heart in the centre of the card with black pen. This will serve as your guide to placing sequins.

  • Use a pair of tweezers to place the sequins inside the heart – this does take a bit of time but it’s worth it in the end. I did layer the sequins to get a textured effect.

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  • With a black pen thicken the lines around the sequins and add extra letters if you wish. The glue will need some time to dry.

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3. The Couple Card



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Engagements, anniversaries or weddings are the perfect scenarios for a card like this. But why stop there? This card could be used to tell that person you’ve been secretly stalking for months that they rock your world in more ways than one.

You will need:

  •  A Blank card
  • Self adhesive gems
  • Craft glue
  • Black pen
  • Metallic silver pen

  • First, stick the self adhesive gems onto the card in the shape of a heart.

  • Then use craft glue to stick the buttons on either side of the heart (the buttons will form the heads of your couple).

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  • Use a black pen to draw stick figures underneath the buttons.

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  • Embellish the card with metallic and black pens.

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  • I created 2 versions of this DIY card just to give you some more ideas.

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4. The Thank You Card



DIY Cards, DIY Thank You card

I think if we all said ‘Thank you’ more often the world would be a better place. These days ‘Thank you’s’ are often done by text messages or emails, but I think it’s really nice to be old fashioned and give someone a card. I once had someone send me a thank you card in which he thanked me for sending him a thank you card – hilarious! I think being over polite can be a bit weird, so use your discretion when sending thank you cards.

You will need:

  • A blank card
  • Wooden scrabble letters
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

  • First, use a ruler to mark where you want the letters to go, so that the finished product looks professional.

  • Stick the middle letters to the card first, then continue adding letters to either side. The wooden letters I used were self adhesive so I just stuck them on but you can use craft glue if required. I kept the ruler underneath the letters as I worked to ensure proper alignment of the letters.

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  • Admire your finished card – this is probably the quickest and easiest card I’ve ever made!

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I hope that this post has inspired you to get creative with DIY card making. It’s really something that anyone can do and you don’t need to buy a lot of equipment to create a nice looking card. Happy crafting!



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