How to make handmade greeting cards – Creative Ideas

Hello buddies 🙂

As I have already mentioned in my handmade greeting post I like to make a lot of greeting card for all the occasion for my friends and relatives. Recently I made a few festive greeting cards for my buddy and cousins . I Wanted to share them with you 🙂 Here are they. Check it out and tell me which one you like.

Cut and Paste Collage Greeting card : PONGAL

This one I made for Pongal festival to my buddy and my relatives. This was a simple and just in time greeting I made. But it was neat and pretty all of them liked it very much.Pongal greeting

I decided on what all components should be present on the card and cut out the shapes in different coloured cardstock and stuck them. Few things I used water colour painting.punch out

My card had a pot and fire for it then sun and two sugar canes. The pot and the fire components were cut out from cardstocks. I couldn’t cut out the Sugar canes so i painted them with water colour.For the pongal flowing out I used some cotton. Finally Stuck them all in place and wrote the wishes and signed it. Thats it Greeting card ready 🙂collage greeting steps

I made a bunch of it and gave to my relativesTriplet pongal greeting

Beads and Paper Miniature wreath card : CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

This one I made for Christmas and New year. It was a new try. I made a tiny wreath with crushed paper and beads and two bell shaped cards cut from paint chips.paper wreathNew yeargreeting

Glass Painting Greeting card : DIWALI 

This one I made for diwali for my buddy. It was made with OHP sheet and glass painting. I have written a separate post on this here check it out for the step by step tutorial.cute greetings

Glass Painting and Acrlic paint on OHP sheet Greeting card : BIRTHDAY

Along with glass painting I also tried acrylic paint on OHP sheet and made this pretty greeting for one of my friend’s birthdayBirthday card

Thats all on my list now. Will update you with my new greeting card creations. Which one is your favourite card among these ? Drop a comment.

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Handmade Greeting cards

Once upon a time people used to send wishes through greeting cards to friends and relatives for festivals and birthdays. Nowadays no one is patient enough to send them. Almost all our wishes are through phone calls and emails. But we would never get the same charm and happiness in the electronic cards. Receiving a special greeting will always amuse us. Isn’t it ? 🙂DIYA

How many of us still save the old greeting cards we received ? When we see those old greeting cards we will go back to those happy memories. Not always expensive gifts make people happy, the best ever gift till date is a simple greeting card with hand written wishes from our loved ones :).

Practically we can’t use a greeting card, that may not be a useful gift. But think of the moment you receive a card specially made for you ? The instant smile we get on our face thats a wonderful feeling 🙂 isn’t it ? When the shop bought greeting cards can bring us so much happiness think about the hand made cards specially made for you. Won’t it be very special ? Why don’t we give such happiness to our loved ones.

Try making simple greeting cards and present them along with gifts. More than how the card looks it is the time you have spent to make it, your involvement to give a handmade gift all these will amuse them and make them happy 🙂 Trust me no expensive gifts can make them feel so special and happy like a handmade gift 🙂 Thats the reason I always make handmade gifts.

The specialty about greeting cards is you can gift them for any occasion. You don’t even need an occasion/reason to give one. Simply send a card and share the love 🙂 I think I should stop now lets move on to the tutorial to make handmade greeting cards.cute greetings

There is no rule or steps to make greeting cards. Anything you make will do. Today I will show you how I made these tiny little charms.These are the diwali cards I made for my buddy and cousins 🙂 I gave them along with diwali sweets that was a cute surprise for them 🙂 I felt so happy 🙂 

Supplies Required :

  • Card stock / Chart Paper
  • OHP sheet
  • Glass paints
  • Glass outliner
  • Glue
  • Glitter (optional)

My Method:

  1. I made lamp shaped card so first I cut out the shapes in the chart sheet or cardstock. Normal chart may be flimsy. You can stick two charts back to back to make it sturdy. I used Old Invitation cards instead. Fold the chart draw the shape along the folding so that you get two sheets attached Cut the shape
  2. Cut out the same shape in OHP sheet. Leave a small extra flap at the folding end (left side) to stick it to the chart.
  3. Reverse the OHP sheet (the flap should be on your right side) and Trace/Draw the Diya design using glass out-liner. Start from the top and finish the design.
  4. Allow it to dry for 10 to 15 minsGlass painting
  5. After the outline is dry start filling colours inside the shapes.
  6. While pouring the colours avoid bubbles. If suppose you got bubbles break them with a needle or pin.
  7. Add glitters for extra charm. After filling the colours let it dry for 20 to 30 mins.
  8. Reverse it and stick the extra flap to the back side of the greeting.( If you are not able to follow me look at the photos)Stick Flap
  9. Done ? Great ! you have made your first handmade card a wonderful gift feel proud ! 🙂DIYA
  10. Now Open it and fill your hand written wishes and present it to your loved ones 🙂wishes

Mine looks little childish never mind 🙂 Trust me whatever you scribble they will like it because you have made it specially for them 🙂 Make your own cards and tell me how you liked it.
And last but not least this one I made for a friend of mine for her birthday. This is one of my favourite card 🙂Birthday card

I have also written posts on Basic Glass Painting tutorial  and How to make Glass painting Rangolis check them out if you are interested.

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