If you are looking for a simple but really cute and effective way to make your friends remember you, then present them with a greeting card that you made all by yourself. When done right, you can be sure that people will remember them and cherish them once they see the efforts you have put into it. The best part is you can make the card as simple or as complex as your skills allow you.You can make the greeting cards when you have the time to spare and then use them as the occasion warrants. You can also rope in your children to do this, as children love participating in such activities. You can simply make cards for occasions ranging from birthdays to festivals, you can also make some cards for all occasions for engagements, weddings, baptisms, get well and good luck cards among many other occasions.Since it is handmade, you can totally make it suited to the person you are giving it to. All you need to get started are the following materials:
- Card papers in different colors along with scissors, gum and a ruler
- Quilting tools
- Labels for sticking on
- Pencils, pens, crayons and sketch pens
- Glitter pens, stick on glitter, spangles and other things that you can think of
- Cute little bits of fabric or parts of pictures
- Paints and brushes
- Loads of idea
For Handmade Card Ideas you can go through pictures, other cards, search the net or look at some of the stuff the other person has given you over time. You can also research and search for ideas for greeting cards on the internet. You also need some stencils for writing on the card once you have made them. Once you have done your research simply make the greeting card as you visualized it. Sometimes getting an idea of how the final product will look can be rendered by making it on the computer, before actually trying it.
Handmade cards are a perfect way of balancing two things – that of making people special and also your budget. There are some out there who will become all sentimental and keep the handmade card with them for the rest of their lives. That is why it is a good idea to get kids started on such things at a younger age as it will give them a sense of values and also keep them busy. In addition, it also has the advantage of being crafts for children with some ideas to keep them busy during the holidays. By supervising this project, you will be ensuring that you have all cards you need for the rest of the year.