I send a lot of greeting cards to my family and friends around the world for many occasions. Unfortunately the cards sold by stores are SO expensive (a pretty birthday card can cost up to $4.75 :() and many times I don’t find what I’m looking for.
So I thought why not make my own cards?
And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past few months. 🙂 This is a fast and easy way to make your own, unique greeting cards.
What you’ll need:
- Blank cards & envelopes
- Pictures (photos or postcards)
Since I love photography and I happen to live in a beautiful state, I’ve been taking tons of nature photos over the past few years. I ordered my prints from Snapfish.com. They were 9 cents a piece. Of course you can also have them printed at a store. My photos have the size 4×6 inches (that’s about 10×15 cm).
I got the blank cards and envelopes at AC Moore when they were on sale. It was a pack of 50 cards + envelopes for $5 instead of $10 and I bought the colors brown and white. The cards are 5×7 inches (about 12×17 cm).
All you have to do is put glue on the back of the photo or postcard and put it on the front of the blank card:
Depending on how much or what kind of glue you use, the card could get a little wavy. To prevent that just stick card into a heavy book and sit on it for a little while to flatten it. 😉 I always use an old cookbook:
And here’s the finished, handmade greeting card tadaaaaaaaaaaaa:
I told you it was easy! 😉 Have fun making your own cards!