Making Your Own Greeting Cards

43 Homemade Greeting Card Ideas

Check out these Homemade Greeting Card Ideas shared by the ThriftyFun community!

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.


July 25, 2018

If you have a friend, co-worker, or family member who loves horses, this handmade card is perfect for the occasion. This is a page about making a love of horses greeting card.

A handmade "love of horses" greeting card.

July 9, 2018

Making shaped cards is easier than you might think. Try this pretty butterfly card for the next card giving event or make several and give them as a gift.


This is a page about homemade butterfly note cards.

Mauve butterfly note cards.

April 5, 2017

Have fun creating a lovely, unique card using the collage art form. This is a page about handmade rustic flowers and vases collage card.

Handmade Collage Card - Finished Card

March 20, 2017

There are so many motifs you can incorporate into your homemade cards. In this one we see an African sunset. This is a page about handmade sunset silhouette card.

Handmade Sunset Silhouette Card

March 20, 2017

Send a friend or family member a lovely greeting card heralding the arrival of spring. This is a page about handmade "Spring is Here!" card.

Handmade 'Spring is Here!' Card FB

October 19, 2014

This is a page about making fall birthday and greeting cards. Use a variety of fall motifs and make your own greeting cards.

Making Fall Greeting Cards

August 18, 2020

This is a card I made for my mother because she adores orchids. I used a stamp set to make this, so I've attached the orchid and jar templates for you to print out, colour, and cut out. You can use markers to colour it, then paint some water on top to make this beautiful watercolour look. The card opens vertically so it can stand and be viewed from anywhere in the room!

3D Orchid in a Jar Card - finished orchid card

June 19, 2020

Sending greeting cards to family members at Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to reach out to those who live far away. Kids might want to get involved as well.


Check out the card projects detailed below, including one for children to help make.

Happy Thanksging Card and Gift Bag

March 10, 2020

Macaroni is a staple crafting supply. Here it is used to create a pretty greeting card decorated with watercolor painted pasta formed into a flower and a pretty butterfly.

Macaroni Greeting Card - finished card with a small red bow added in the upper left corner

February 29, 2020

These cards are fun to give for Valentine's Day, Cinco de Mayo, or anytime. You will need craft paper, glitter, cord, scissors, a pen and a few other supplies to design your image of elote or Mexican street corn.


Get creative and watch the recipients smile and perhaps get hungry.

"I Like You Elote" Multi-occasion Greeting Card - finished card

February 12, 2020

Use floral paper to make this cute little greeting card in the shape of a purse. The instructions can be found below.

A handmade pink card that resembles a purse.

December 20, 2019

Use squares cut from a variety of decorative sticky tape patterns to create a patchwork pattern for your handmade greeting card. The instructions for making this pretty card are found on this page.

Patchwork Greetings Card - finished card with an envelope

June 19, 2019

The soft shades of green and pink used for this project create a sweet and fresh looking greeting card. This is a lovely example of a handmade floral greeting card.

Greeting card with pink flowers.

June 8, 2019

Using samples or leftover pieces of wallpaper, fancy cut scissors, paper punches, and your imagination you can begin the process of creating beautiful handmade note cards to use or give in packets as gifts. This page contains instructions and photos for making decorative note cards.

Finished card tucked inside envelope.

June 4, 2019

Trying creating your own handmade summer birdhouse card for the next upcoming greeting card occasion. You will find detailed instructions and photos on this page.

Finished card.

May 22, 2019

This fall birthday card utilizes a fabric leaf skeleton to create a fun net skirt wearing, dancing leaf. Try your hand at this homemade "I Be-Leaf It's Your Birthday" card.

finished card

May 20, 2019

Owls seem to symbolize fall in many ways. We see their image on cards and other fall and Halloween craft projects. Follow the detailed instructions to create this handmade owl greeting card.

finished card

May 15, 2019

This easy flower card can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, sympathy or pretty much any occasion. This would be a fun project for kids.

Flower Card Finished

April 22, 2019

Give homemade cards to your friends and family. This design is easily created with cardstock and some sticky gems for sparkle. This is a page about making a hanging baubles greeting card.

Hanging Baubles Greetings Card - finished card on table top

March 26, 2019

Spring is a time for flowers, new growth, showers, blue skies, and a riot of happy birds. This cute handmade greeting card allows you to exercise your drawing skills, use of oil pastels, and food colors as a substitute of watercolors.


This is a page about creating a spring bird greeting card.

Naïve Spring Bird Greeting Card - mix up food coloring diluted with water and paint the background allowing colors to merge allow to dry

September 13, 2018

This is a page about making a best friends card. Making a handmade card and gift tag for your best friend is the perfect way to tell them how much they mean to you. You can easily customize this design with their favorite colors.

A pink and green handmade card and tag that says "Best Friends."

September 7, 2017

Brighten a loved ones day at the start of this holiday season with a lovely card and gift bag. Here is how to make a handmade happy Thanksgiving card and gift bag.

Happy Thanksgiving Card

September 7, 2017

An autumn themed birthday card is sure to be appreciated by anyone with a fall birthday. Make this 3-leaf fall birthday card for someone special in your life.

add rhinestones

September 6, 2017

For someone with an autumn birthday, you can make a fall themed birthday card to accompany your gift. Make a homemade fall birthday card for someone special in your life.

The finished Fall leaf card.

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