Receiving a handmade card, always feels great. They don’t have to be complicated, but just knowing that someone took the time to make my card rather than buy a big box of generic cards, makes me feel a little bit special.
Here are some easy ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
If you’ve got a long holiday mailing list, stamps are a great way to create a lot of cards. Most craft stores have a large selection of rubber stamps, but if you can’t find one you like, don’t forget you can always make your own.
Embellishments such as buttons and ribbons are a great way to add a little bit of handmade goodness to your cards. Use them as either the star of the card, or just as a little added touch.
Cut out holiday shapes using decorative paper to create a festive card. Either freehand with a pair of scissors or an exacto knife, or check your craft store for holiday shaped card punches.
If you prefer sewing to scrapbooking, why not sew your holiday designs? You can hand stitch it or even use your sewing machine. This is also a great way to use up any scrap material you’ve got laying around.
Posted by: kelly