When you make cards there are thousands of different types of patterns that you can use. There are all shapes and sizes and designs to use to create your own masterpiece. Let’s look at some ideas so that you can have a variety when you make your next card.
First off, there is always the pop up design. It might be a little tricky to create the first time but you will get better the more you do it. You can use pop up cards for birthday cards, get well cards, or even thank you notes. You just have to change the design in the cards to fit the idea. If you are making a birthday card, maybe have the pop ups be balloons or a party theme. If you are doing a get well card, make something funny. When someone is sick the best thing you can do is make them laugh, so make the card into a joke or funny saying. If you are making a thank you card, make the pop up just say thank you. It will be cute and fun for the person receiving it.
You can also make normal cards while using different materials. You can use beads, material, yarn, and they now have the brads and eyelets that you can put into the cards. You can use them in every type of card. Go to your local craft store and look at the selection they have. There are also websites devoted to making cards yourself and have thousands of different shapes and designs to use.
If you are wondering where you can get a pattern or if you don’t have any idea what to do for your card, look online. There are tons of websites that are just for designs for cards. There are programs you can download onto your computer for free that will help you design the card and print them out right from your own computer. You can even put in your own personal pictures.
Check out some origami sites too. Even if you aren’t great at folding things, try it out. There are designs especially for beginners and for people who don’t have a lot of time to spend. Fold a piece of paper into something and make that the card or put it on the card. It will give a little personal touch and really neat look to the card.
There are also some websites that aren’t specifically made for cards but that have designs and shapes on them that you can print out and cut out and then place in your card. Make sure that you aren’t printing out anything that is copyrighted. There are sites that they say that you can print off the designs and use for your own projects. Make sure you use those.
You can also use the clip art program on your own computer. There are usually some great pictures on there that can be put with something else to create a great idea. If you can’t find something you need, try making a pattern yourself. Even if you don’t think you are a very good artist, just start out drawing something simple and adding to it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but try that if you can’t find anything else that works.
The best thing about making cards yourself is the thought that goes into them. When a friend receives a home made card, they know that you put a lot of time and effort into it. They will appreciate the card as it is pretty much a gift in itself. Don’t forget to make it personal and write a little message in it too though!