DIY Handmade Greeting card New Year 2017

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How are you guys doing ? Its time for making our customary new year greeting cards ­čÖé Since 2015 I have been making new year greeting cards for my friends and cousins since there are more friends and relatives I have got to make a bunch of greeting cards every year. ┬áThis is the third consecutive year I am going to make them. Check out my last years cards 2015 2016

I have some criteria for making them. It has to be simple, colourful, interesting and charming ­čÖé Everyone love the beautiful cards I make. Since I like to combine origami and card making I made one more origami oriented New year greeting card. I came across one interesting and simple origami piece in Pinterest and decided to use that for making this years New year card.

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Shall we start making them ?

Supplies Required:

  • Origami Paper
  • Cardstock (Chart Paper)
  • Colour Sketches
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rhine stones

My Method :

  1. Take a square piece of origami paper
  2. Cut into 4 small squares
  3. Take one small square and fold it into half follow the steps below  till no.10 then repeat the same steps with the other three pieces as well and finish the flower shapesteps
  4. The main origami and charm part is ready and we are almost done.
  5. Next we have to take a small cardstock and fold it into two like a regular greeting card
  6. Stick this origami piece on top of this card stock
  7. Paste a small rhine stone(kundan stone) in the center and flower becomes even more charming ­čÖé
  8. Open the card write your wishes inside sign it and send it across to your friends and enjoy ! ­čÖé
  9. Check out my last years greeting cards 2015 2016

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DIY handmade origami Greeting card – New Year 2016

Hello Buddies ­čÖé

How are you all doing ? This time again I proved to be the laziest blogger ever. Its been very long time last I made a post for you. I know I have been too bad but please go easy and forgive me I have got a new year gift for you- Greeting card tutorial ! (Reason enough ­čÖé ?)

Some of you might remember the bunch of colourful greeting cards I made last year it was the first time I made so many greeting cards. I even posted a video tutorial for it check it out here

Inspired by myself this year around the same time again I made similar bunch of New year greeting cards for all my friends cousins relatives almost everyone ­čÖé And you guessed it right this time also I made colourful cards with origami technique. When you make a whole bunch of them origami is the best technique and comes in handy in making interesting cards.

But this one is little tougher origami than last year yet sorry I couldn’t make a video tutorial for it. Bare with my step by step photographs. I have tried my best. I wanted to make lot of cards and wanted to make them in lesser time. You can even make this as a last minute gift. You hardly need much supplies just a origami colour paper and a tiny cardstock will do. Sounds easy isn’t it. Just follow the origami steps carefully. Shall we move on to the tutorial.New Year Greeting card

Supplies Required:

  • Origami Paper
  • Cardstock (Chart Paper)
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Colour Sketches
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors

My Method :

  1. Take a Square Origami paper of any colour of your choice.
  2. Follow the steps below to get a foldable box kind of a thing.Origami steps
  3. Mine is a very tiny box. But I liked it that way, If you wanted a bigger box take a big squareFinal Step
  4. Cut a tiny satin ribbon to tie around and secure the box from opening (I took red colour paper so I chose white ribbon to match the santa effect ­čÖé )Satin
  5. Once the outer box is ready we are almost done. The difficult part is over
  6. Next step is to prepare a tiny cardstock to fit inside this origami box. This is where we write down the wishesWishes
  7. I wanted to keep it simple so this tiny message card was enough for me. If you are not satisfied you can make a bigger box and a bigger Wish card
  8. You can stick this card inside the box, but I left it inside without sticking instead I stuck a photo behind the card. An old happy memory with the person whom we are giving the greeting cardBunch of them
  9. Thats it ! I added a small choclate inside the box and tied the satin ribbon
  10. My teeny tiny New year gift ready !!New Year Greeting card
  11. How do you like it ? Ready to make a seasonal cards for your loved ones ?

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How to make handmade Greeting card – New year 2015

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Wish you all a wonderful and prosperous Happy New Year. This New year  I have made the biggest bunch of greeting cards for all my friends and family. It made me really happy. I wanted to share with you the cool New Year Greeting card I made. If anyone wanted to make last minute new year gift this tutorial might help you. You will need very little supplies

Its kind of a origami paper folding technique. But don’t worry its the simplest. I have made a clear and simple Video tutorial which is less than 5 mins. So try making your own handmade greeting card. This is much better and personal than a store bought hallmark card. Here is the tutorial for you.

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Supplies Required :

  • Origami Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Glitter Pens and Craft Punch (optional)

My Method :

  1. Take a square piece of Origami Paper (I chose RED colour)
  2. Fold the paper into smaller square 1/4th the size of the original square in the same way as shown in the videobunch of cards
  3. Take a card stock of size 1cm bigger than the paper.
  4. Now stick the folded paper on the cardstock
  5. You are almost done.
  6. Now the decoration part.
  7. You can let your creativity play the role.
  8. I traced a Big 2015 on top of the folded paper and added some Rhinestones as charms.outline
  9. Inside I made a few doodles a few craft punches stuck here and there and the New Year wishdoodle design
  10. I also added a tag on the top corner of the card to open it (this was not included in the video)opened card
  11. Thats it pretty New year greeting card ready. You can use it for any occasion you just have to change the decorations little.
  12. Cool and Super easy isn’t it ? I love the surprise part of the message unfolding once you open the card.
  13. Tell me how you liked it also share you hand made new year gifts

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How to make handmade greeting cards – Creative Ideas

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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 ­čÖé 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 ­čÖécollage 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 ? ­čÖéDIYA

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 ­čÖé 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 ­čÖé Trust me no expensive gifts can make them feel so special and happy like a handmade gift ­čÖé 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 ­čÖé 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┬áI will show you how I made these tiny little charms.These are the diwali cards I made for my buddy and cousins ­čÖé I gave them along with diwali sweets that was a cute surprise for them ­čÖé I felt so happy ­čÖé┬á

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 ! ­čÖéDIYA
  10. Now Open it and fill your hand written wishes and present it to your loved ones ­čÖéwishes

Mine looks little childish never mind ­čÖé┬áTrust me whatever you scribble they will like it because you have made it specially for them ­čÖé┬áMake 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 ­čÖéBirthday 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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