What’s better than receiving a heartfelt card with cute designs and sweet words? A homemade one. That’s right. If someone said you could save money while making an even more personalized and meaningful gift, would you buy into it? Definitely! That’s exactly what’s so magical about homemade card crafts.
Handmade card crafts are the best way to show that you care. Whether for birthdays, holidays or anniversaries (especially anniversaries), crafting a homemade card for that someone special will positively make their day. Your time and dedication to creating something from the heart is the key.
With that being said, here’s our top tips for how to make the best homemade card crafts!
Making a homemade card requires a little extra thought and consideration than simply buying one off store shelves. First, think of a theme that encompasses the:
● His/her favorite things
The trick to making a handmade card is capturing the mood, the sentiment, and overall message which you want to send. Next, you’ll want to present a card that truly shows how you “get” the other person. Including some of their favorite things in the card’s design or card’s words will show how much you pay attention to the little things in life that makes that special person who they are.
Whether it’s a friendly greeting or an inside joke, stick to the theme and you’ll be one step further to making your DIY card craft a success.
A good handmade card will include some handwritten words, and maybe a few drawings. But a great homemade card will have all of that, plus more!
The key to making homemade card crafts is to not be so perfect. After all, you want it to look and feel handmade, otherwise what’s the point? So, make sure not to go overboard with the instant downloadable graphics or prints. Of course, you can get inspired from such designs and drawings, paper folding techniques, and more, but instead of printing, try tracing!
Think Outside of the Box
When it comes to crafting, the more creative you get the more spectacular the result. It’s the same with making homemade card crafts, too!
The best card crafts are those that would ideally make the other person go, “Wow! You did this?” And hopefully you can humbly say, “Yes, I did!”
Therefore, the third tip on how to make the best homemade card crafts is to simply think outside of the box. For example, instead of taking white printer paper and folding it into two squares, you could scavenge for recycled paper and create your own design. Turn it into a little paper card gift box or a handmade pop-up card to really add a unique and special touch to your creation.
Finally, the best homemade card crafts are those that simply show how much you care. Whether you’re going for a simple or extravagant style, a homemade card is the perfect way to give a meaningful gift for that someone special in your life.