How to Make Cards.
Some nights you may not feel like taking out all your scrap
supplies and pictures but you still want to create something. A
good solution is to make some cards. Cards take less thinking
and time then doing a scrapbook page. And you can often get a
whole bunch done in one sitting.
Cards are used for all occasions; birthday, thank you,
anniversary, etc. Everyone enjoys receiving a card especially if
it is hand made and it looks like the person spent time making
To make a card, cut a 8 1/2x11 piece of paper in half so it
measures 5 1/2x8 ½. Use a scoring blade to score at about 4 ¼.
Then fold in half. Use scrapbook supplies you
would use while scrapbooking to decorate the front like
patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, just to name a few. Another
great tool to use is a quote book. Find a quote to go along with
the subject of the card and include it either in the outside or
the inside of the card.
It is nice to make more then one of the same card so that you
won't have to make one every time you need one. It's good to
have a supply. A way to organize your supply of cards is to get
a shoebox and place dividers in it with all the different card
titles (i.e. birthday, anniversary, etc.) Also, keep the
appropriate size of envelope in the box so that they are always
Card making can be just as fun as scrapbooking. If you get one
great idea for a card, you can make a lot of the same cards. And
you can even take that idea and change it to do another subject,
just change some of the elements. Try card making one night
instead of scrapbooking and see what you come up with!