HOMEMADE BIRTHDAY CARD KIT
I love to make things and hate to waste money on anything that will invariably end up in the bin. I'm sure you, as I do, give cards for most occasions but do you ever wonder what happens to them once the party is over? I recently had a birthday and received 25 cards. I estimated each card was £2 giving a combined total of £50, which was sitting on my sideboard for a mere week or two before hitting the recycling bin. With this in mind I started to tot up how many cards I sent and the annual cost - the numbers horrified me. This simple math has led me to the conclusion that making them is the only solution.
I thought it would be best to create a kit. A box or tin where I would put everything I needed to make a card in one place therefore making last minute creations easy.
What you need:
Alphabet set from Cavallini & Co.
Patterned paper (available from any scrapbooking shop)
Making cards can be as easy or complicated as you wish. I chose a simple balloon theme for the ones in the photo above and cut them out of different patterned paper. Then using foam stickers I attached them to the card inserting the cord behind them. Finally stamping the recipients name using the alphabet stamps added a personal touch.
Last Christmas I used different fonts to create the word 'Noel" and cut the scrapbooking paper into squares to stamp on. Using different coloured inks is always a good way of giving your cards an individual style along with glitter glue and other scrapbooking embellishments.