Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas

Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there’s so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a couple DIY card ideas that flaunt the gorgeous hues of the Emerald Gemstone collection and classic-looking style of the Alphabet Stamp Kit System! Who would you send these cards to?

When sorting through my mail, I always pick out the handwritten envelope that I know is filled with something wonderful. Handmade goodness is definitely more fun and exciting to receive and share.

To create this card you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy or Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and fold to make a top-folding card.

Step 2: Cut four squares of Various patterned paper to measure 2″ x 2 5/8″. Adhere to the card base.

Step 3: Add T, H, A, N, K and S uppercase letters to the acrylic block, spelled out backwards as shown. Stamp “THANKS” on White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mat onto cardstock.

Step 4: Adhere “THANKS” block to the card using Foam Squares.

Do you know what “happy mail” is? It’s definitely not bills, statements, advertisements or junk mail. It’s anything that you get in the mail that makes you happy. Happy mail can be as simple as a cute card or as extravagant as a care package. (You can send anything that makes the recipient happy!) Why not make this card and send some happiness?

To create this card you’ll need: 

Step 1: Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 8 1/2″ x 7″.

Step 2: Score on the short side at 3 1/2″.

Step 3: Cut the pinstripe paper to measure 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Step 4: Punch out six borders from various papers, longer than the pinstripe paper from Step 3. Adhere to the striped paper using Precision Point Adhesive and trim to fit using scissors.

Step 5: Add S, M I, L and E uppercase letters to the acrylic block, spelled out backwards. Stamp “SMILE” on White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mat onto Dark Green Solid Cardstock.

Step 6: Adhere “SMILE” block to the card using Foam Squares.

What do you like most about these DIY card ideas? Will you be making them for friends, family or even fellow Advisors and customers? Drop a comment below!

2 thoughts on “Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas

  1. Hi Linda

    We just went into Lockdown in Hamilton. I have 2 Trauma courses scheduled for April 10 -11 and April 17….. here it goes again….. postponing again

    Have a great weekend Donna

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