Friday, July 1, 2016

A birthday card in a hurry

One of my friends makes the cutest cards for every birthday and holiday. I'm always inspired by her talent and tell myself that from now on, I'm making cards. The reality is that I rarely get store bought cards in the mail.

In an effort to do better I've made my friend a birthday card! I actually made three so I have two extras. They were so easy that making them in multiples seemed like the right thing to do.

This has to be one of the easiest cards to make, all you need is paper, glue and a sharpie.

I used two different colored card stock, one brownish and one white. I cut the brown paper to fit envelopes that I already had and then cut a piece of the white card stock to fit on the brown card with a small border around it.

I didn't take pictures of the process because it's pretty simple. I found a font that I liked and wrote happy birthday, then sized it and printed it out. I took that and the white paper and held them against a window so I could trace the font onto the front of the card. Then I glued the white to the brown. Next I traced happy birthday with the sharpie.

While all of that was drying I used a hole punch and punched lots of circles from different colored scrapbook paper. The part that took the longest was gluing all those little dots to the front of the cards. I just glued in random designs and stopped when they felt completed. You could do more or less dots depending on your preference.

You can google quotes to go inside your card or just write from the heart. Either way, your friend will have a unique, handcrafted card that could only have come from you!