Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Days of Handmade Gifts: Day 3 {Cards}

 Welcome to Day 3!

Tip: A good handmade gift doesn't always have to be personalized.  It can be left up to the recipient to personalize it.  In this case, handmade cards are a great gift option.

I made these cards for a friend that was graduating.  I made 6 cards, 2 'Happy Birthday' and 4 generic cards. 

A bicycle and 'Happy Birthday' card

A pink and gold floral card and 'Happy Birthday'/cake card

A lemon and lime and bird card

How to Make: I used pre-folded white cards, scraps of card stock, stamps and ink to make these cards.  I used my Silhouette to either cut out the shapes or to sketch the bicycle and green 'Happy Birthday' card.  To adhere them I used scrapbooking glue strips/double sided tape.  

Once finished, I tied them together with a ribbon and included pens and a note cube from Target with the gift.

Cost: I had everything on hand, so free for me.  But I believe the pack of 50 cards is $14.99 at JoAnn's or Michael's and I'm sure I used a coupon.

Time to Make: 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of cards.


  1. How neat! I love handmade cards... paper is one of my first loves and I probably have way too much of it. :) Thanks for the reminder, I used to make cards all the time but I haven't been doing that lately!

    And I love all the gift ideas! Hope you are enjoying the 31 days so far, I know I am. Blessings! ~Frances

  2. Thanks for leaving a little note Frances! I'm glad that I inspired you! That's so fun to hear :)


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