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Making Your Own Greeting Cards

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Personalized homemade cards can be very special correspondences for your friends and family. This guide is about making your own greeting cards.
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Send a friend or family member a lovely greeting card heralding the arrival of spring. This is a guide about handmade "Spring is Here!" card.

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This is a guide about making shaker cards. Make your own greeting cards with dimensional windows that you can fill with confetti, potpourri or anything you like.

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This is a guide about making fabric covered cards. Create beautiful unique greeting and gift cards using fabric. You can use your fabric scraps or buy yardage for the project.

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May 28, 2010

New text to alter a greeting card.

Our granddaughter is graduating from preschool Friday. She has a house kitty that she adores. Whenever I find a card with a picture that looks like her Cookie, I buy it. I found a birthday card but not a graduating from preschool one.

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February 2, 2009

I have not bought a greeting card of any kind for more years than I can remember. How easy it is to make all kinds of beautiful cards with personalized photos from your own computer.

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August 5, 2008

Silhouette of woman with ribbon turban.

Greeting cards made from card stock, ribbons, and beads. Fold an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of textured cardstock to make a greeting card.

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May 20, 2011

Many of us make our own cards. When it comes to using commercial scoring tools, you end up having a lot of money tied up in such a creative hobby.

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July 23, 2007

One woman's remnant, is another woman's reward. Every single garage sale/estate sale I have ever been to has had at least one bag of miscellaneous sewing notions: buttons, lace, beads, and threads for cheap.

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July 29, 2013

I have been using www.snapfish.com to create greeting cards that I can print on my own home printer. Any kind of card stock or even good thick writing paper works well.

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November 28, 2007

Here is a craft idea. The inserts that come in all magazines for subscriptions and other advertisements. I use those as bases for my greeting cards. Some of them are as heavy as cardstock paper.

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September 15, 2006

You can make your own greeting cards by savings up interesting pix you find and then mounting them on computer card . . .

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March 21, 2008

Recycled cards in plastic bags.

I love stamping and giving greeting cards to all my friends and family. These cards are made from wallpaper books that are normally discarded by paint stores. I got the books and made lovely cards using the wallpaper samples. Added a sentiment inside and I have instant cards that are beautiful.

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April 19, 2006

You can make your own personalized greeting cards by using blank note cards and writing in your own greeting. I use color-coordinated calligraphy pens to make the writing special.

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Want to make a great gift that will remind you of spring all winter long? Go out and remove the last of your pansies and daisies and press them in a book. You know that lacy looking weed that took over? Well go pick some of those leaves and press them also. Just don't pick the poison ivy. :)

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April 25, 2015

I need some legal advice. Can I make cards to sell at a craft fayre or in church using the pictures from shop-bought cards I have received?

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August 12, 20130 found this helpful

My picture on the greeting card does not fill the whole front of the card there are always margins, how can i make it fill the whole thing?

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I would like to make a greeting card for one of my "bridge playing friends" using some cards from a deck of cards. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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May 21, 2008

Handstamped "purse" for a gift of greeting cards.

I'm a rubber stamper/scrapper/paper crafter. This is a photo of one of my hand stamped "purses" and matching card. I usually make 6 cards for each "purse" and give them as gifts.

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