I know the age of giving greeting cards has come and gone… but I am on a mission to bring it back
I’ve been making my own greeting cards ever since I could remember. It all started with hand making Valentines for my classmates when I was in elementary school (and getting even more of a kick out of decorating my shoebox card receptacle), and later I graduated to the computer for all of my card making needs.
“Vintage” DIY computer software circa mid ’90′s (I’m dating myself I know :-p)
Programs like Createa Card (thanks dad) and Disney Studio opened up a world of possibilities as we entered the digital age. They also used to have DIY computer card kiosks in the grocery store…do you remember those??
Anyway, whether I was using construction paper and glitter or software, I was making something unique and avoiding the purchase of cliche cards as well as putting a little bit more time and thought to the message that was inside the envelope.
So for my friend’s birthday last month I decided to forgo the typical card mediums (and I seemed to misplace the CD-ROM of Creata Card two decades ago..) and go the DIY route. I always save random objects that I assume I will one day use in a Crafting adventure – however they usually just end up taking precious closet space and fighting my shelves for being covered in the most dust. Finally the cardboard that I had been stockpiling came in handy. Armed with my trusty glue gun and some fabric scraps – I whipped up this number in a jiffy:
Her favorite fabric is sequins, so that is self explanatory (and it makes the card extra trendy!!) Every felt detail has something to do with her gift- a knitted cap (cap, yarn skein and needles), concert tickets (music notes), drinks (martini glass) and a game of tennis (racquet and ball).
Back of the card
The back provided enough space for me to write what I needed to say and then some
It doesn’t take much more than random craft supplies and creativity to throw something unique together as a fantastic DIY greeting card!