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Making Fall Birthday and Greeting Cards

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Making Fall Greeting Cards
Use a variety of fall motifs and make your own greeting cards. This is a guide about making fall birthday and greeting cards.
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November 5, 2011

Using fall colors, and a cutout of a leaf, one can make an elegant birthday card for a friend, celebrating her birthday during the fall months.

The finished Fall leaf card.

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October 18, 2014

Cut three leaves from different fall-colored papers and create a card with fall sentiments for a friend's birthday.

finished card

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By 3 found this helpful
October 6, 2013

Send a fall message to your friends and family! These cards are so fast, easy, and thrifty! I did these four before breakfast (but after coffee) recently. I found some craft paint and a few fall themed stamps at a craft recycling store. I always keep some offwhite 5 X 7 plain cardstock and envelopes handy. These are often available at half-price at the craft stores.

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I poured a little of the paint in a paper plate and experimented with how to ink the stamps on some plain paper before applying them to the cards. A sponge paint brush or just a small sponge works best to brush the paint on, using as little as possible so the paint doesn't glop or smear.

Press down on the card with the stamp, and you have a beautiful fall card. I like to add my own photo prints to the inside of the cards for extra color. Beautiful handmade cards for about a $0.20 investment each.

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September 25, 2013

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with this handmade card and gift bag. Maybe take the time to send this as a thank you to your dinner hostess or someone you are thankful for.

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Christine Weber0 found this helpful
December 5, 2005

These cards make frugal use of all those leaves carted home and pressed in books in late October. They are reborn again in a pretty set of stationery cards for correspondence with loved ones or as a gift for a friend who loves to write. If leaves aren't available, dried flowers work well too and look particularly festive formed into a wreath for Christmas.
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Materials and Equipment:

Instructions:

  1. Before you start, clear the table and cover it with newspaper or a large garbage bag to avoid getting glue on the table.
  2. To begin, make a "practice card" by arranging your dried leaves or flowers on the front of a card until you are satisfied with the arrangement (this will take longer if you are making the flower wreath).
  3. Place this card carefully aside and take out a fresh card.
  4. Pour some glue onto the plastic lid.
  5. Using the glue spreader or Q-tip to spread glue across the back of each dried leaf or flower, transfer each leaf or flower from the "practice card" to the fresh card, gluing each item in place as you go. This method allows you to recreate your original design accurately. You may choose to place a piece of corrugated cardboard or colored paper behind the leaves/flowers as a background (see photo). Clean off any glue peaking out from the edges of the design with a tissue or fingernail.
  6. Allow the card to dry and repeat steps 2-5 for each card you want to make.
  7. Once all the cards are completely dried, embellish them in any way you would like. For the leaf cards, I sometimes like to write the botanical name of each leaf in gold ink at the bottom of each card. For the dried flower cards, try tying a ribbon into a bow and gluing it to the bottom of the wreath to give it a festive feel, or simply write a greeting across the bottom of the card. The cards are also lovely unadorned.
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  9. Place cards in a pretty box or tie with a ribbon if you are giving them as a gift.

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