When you make home made cards, there are many different styles you can use. There are also lots of different techniques and patterns you can use. Here are some techniques that many people use when they create their own cards.
Many people choose to add eyelets and brads to their cards. They can be used to hold a picture or design onto the paper. If you decide to use brads or eyelets, make sure you get the tool that comes with them in order to make sure you put them on right. You don’t want to waste eyelets just because you didn’t put it on right because you tried using a different tool or tried doing it by hand. It will be well worth your money. Brads and eyelets are very stylish and help add so much to your card. They can get expensive if you use a lot on each card so if you only want to use a few, just maybe use them on wedding cards, graduation cards, or cards used for really special occasions.
Stencils are also great for card making. They give you a design pattern but you are able to make it into something really pretty. Using stamps is just the same too. Try using them if you are making a lot of cards because they are quick and look great. Also, they have a different feel from brads or eyelets and are great for simple thank you cards.
Pop up cards are also really fun. You can make the outside simple and make a pop up inside. It will be a fun cute card. Pop up cards aren’t difficult to make. They might be confusing for the first few you make, but find a design online that you like or in a book and try it.
You can also use origami to create a card. If you are making an invitation to a young boy’s birthday party, try folding a boat and writing all the information on that. It is a simple yet really cute way to make a card. There are many things you can fold if you have never done origami before. Most only take a few steps and will give you something that looks adorable.
When you make your cards, use all sorts of different materials. That’s what makes them so much fun. You get to use materials that you have all over the house, like wrapping paper, material, ribbon, yarn, and even pasta. If you are making a card for a young child, try adding some pasta wheels or some other fun pasta. Be creative when deciding what to use. You can almost use anything to make a card.
If you’ve never made cards before or are unsure of any techniques, sign up for a card making class at your local craft store. They are usually free or cost very little and will give you tons of advice and ideas for making more cards. Plus you get to see new materials and new products out that are great for making cards. You can also get together with some friends and make them. If you have more people the more fun you will have and the more you will learn.