Sunday, 12 April 2015

DIY: Easy Greeting Cards

It takes me ages to buy greeting cards - I have to see if they're appealing from the outside, open up and read the message inside, see if it's relevant and honest and, if not, repeat the whole process. When I buy cards, I try to be genuine so if there's even one sentence that isn't applicable to my situation, I discard it.

Recently I've taken it upon myself to create my own cards - they're quick, cost next to nothing and they're so personal. The bonus is that they don't require envelopes and can be recycled easily (if need be) which helps our environment!

All you need is some cardstock (I bought a pack of a kazillion for next to nothing from Michael's - accurate numbers), a pencil, a sharpie and a glitter pen if you need.
I write the general gist of the card on the one side (Thank you! Happy Birthday! Congratulations!) with a pencil in cursive writing. I then trace over it in a sharpie or glitter pen. I then do a little faux calligraphy trick (a serious game changer) - I thicken lines that move downward and I ignore the lines that are created as my pen moves up the page. This gives the illusion that I am fancier and more talented than I really am. Always a plus. I then erase any pencil markings and flip the card over to write a special message. It's seriously that simple!

Let me know if you'll try this out! Do you ever make personal cards or do you enjoy the process of shopping for one? Comment below or tweet me @SundayWardrobe!

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