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Unique Greeting Cards

Greeting cards made from card stock, ribbons, and beads.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes


  • textured cardstock
  • craft ribbons
  • Ad
  • stretch bracelet
  • light weight cardstock
  • Tacky Glue
  • cutouts from magazine


  1. Fold an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of textured cardstock to make a greeting card.
  2. Choose a shape from a old magazine, book, or copy one from any "free" clip art sites.
  3. Once you have your image (I cut mine out from an old magazine), glue the entire page on to a piece of lightweight cardstock (easier to cut).
  4. Cut out your shape (save the remaining pieces for later projects. Now I have my template to be used over again. (Keeping the original picture on the template also reminds me what the shape is). You now use template to make shapes from other papers, cardstock, or chip board.
  5. For my head wrap, I cut different ribbons, making sure that left a inch border on both sides. Each ribbon overlaps to make a seamless look.
  6. Once dry, I turned over the shape and cut off the excess ribbon.

  7. Before gluing the shape to the cardstock, I added embellishments. (I had a stretched out the bracelet which I doubled to look like a necklace.) You can add other embellishments to suit your taste.

There you have it. A unique handmade greeting to present to family or friends. The only purchase was the textured cardstock. I had all the other materials on hand.

By Georgetta from Waterloo, IA

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August 5, 20080 found this helpful

You did a wonderful job.Thanks for sharing..


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August 6, 20080 found this helpful

That is SO cute! I think I'll try that. Thanks for sharing!

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August 8, 20080 found this helpful

That's really beautiful. I'm not too handy with crafts...we all have our limitations...hahahah, but I think I could do that.

Thanks for sharing.

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August 18, 20080 found this helpful

When we were students in school, we would do shadow drawings of ourselves. This would make a great personalized gift using that tracing method for the decorated head bust. Thanks for the photo! T. A. HB, CA

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July 18, 20100 found this helpful

A really nice bit of creative artwork.

Thanks for sharing, Georgetta.


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