It’s Easy to Get Started! So you’ve seen friends or a loved one making handmade greeting cards, and you want to give it a go but don’t know where to start?
I’ve gathered some quick tips for total cardmaking beginners to help you along the way. You don’t have to follow all of them, and you can pick and choose the one that feels more ‘comfortable’ and within your reach.
So if you feel overwhelmed by the whole paper crafting experience, do not despair, here’s a quick list of the best ten tips for a head start in your card making.
- Keep it simple. Don’t try to be Hallmark or American Greetings by feeling like you need to come up with a quote.
- Buy a box of generic plain white envelopes so you are never scramble last minute to find one.
- Don’t be afraid to use the same card/layout for multiple people. It’s the thought that counts.
- For kids, you can use clipart for your design. Think superheroes, pirates, mermaids, princesses, sports. There are lots of good image you can use on the card to deliver a “Happy Birthday” message.
- Don’t forget that homemade cards can be use for Father’s and Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, graduations and much more.
- Put the money saved to good use. Perhaps a gift card or make a charitable donation in honor of those you made cards for.
- Your effort will be well loved. And the $5.00 gift card won’t hurt either.