With so many events across the calendar year, from Birthday’s to Christmas and Valentine’s Day it can be difficult to stick out from the crowd and try something new when it comes to sending a card. You want a card to be special, especially if you’ve sending international mail to friends and family in far flung places.
That is why we have collected a handful of creative artists and their tutorials on how you can make simple but effective cards for any occasion!
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Making A Birthday Card
A hand made birthday card is the perfect way to send your friends and family your best wishes on their special day. We loved this birthday candle card by Rhoda Design Studios as it’s simple yet very effective. You can see the full tutorial here: http://rhodadesignstudio.com/make-birthday-candle-card-tutorial/
Making Valentine’s Day Cards
Show the one you love how much they mean to you. Something made especially for them is much more personal than a shop bought card. The rose flower pop up card by Rich at creative pop up cards is ideal for the lady in your life, plus the rose will last much longer than a flower! Here’s the full tutorial: http://www.creativepopupcards.com/blog/rose-flower-pop-up-card-tutorial-template-instructions-valentines-mothers.php
For a simple I Love You message that will put a smile on anyone’s face, try the pop up design by Paper kawaii, you can get instructions here: http://www.paperkawaii.com/2011/02/08/pop-up-card-tutorial-valentines-day/
A Card For Mother’s Day
Mum will treasure a card you’ve made just for her. Why not put in a little extra effort and learn a new skill, creating a beautiful crochet piece she’ll want to keep? Find out how here: http://www.littlethingsblogged.com/2014/05/mothers-day-card-for-she-knows.html
A Card For Father’s Day
Surprise a special Dad with this quirky pop-up card. Here’s how to make it for yourself: http://www.allthingspaper.net/2013/06/diy-origami-pop-up-fathers-day-card.html
Your hand made Christmas cards will stand out from others sent over the season, making a memorable greeting. Channel your inner artist with the Christmas Ornaments Card by Lindsey Bugbee at the Postman’s Knock: https://thepostmansknock.com/artistic-ornaments-themed-diy-christmas-card-tutorial/ or get crafty with ribbons: http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/projects/festive-friday-cards
Cards For All Occasions
Throughout the year there are sure to be occasions that come unexpectedly. You might want to wish someone good luck, congratulations or simply send them some good wishes or hugs! We’ve got you covered with these fabulous tutorials, so you can send hugs: http://just-one-more-card.com/2015/08/video-coloring-with-stabilos-and-using-a-letterpress-as-a-stamp-positioner/ wish luck: http://myprintly.com/2015/03/glittered-good-luck-cards/ or congratulate: http://www.hartybyheart.com/congratulations-card-with-mama-elephant-video/ the loved ones in your life.