Are you sick of spending loads of money on greeting cards? They have become so expensive in recent years that there are now some cards that will cost a lot more than the present you get to go with it!
It really isn’t worth buying such expensive greeting cards so why not consider making your own? It’s really easy to do and, as long as you use these amazing tips, you will find that you can make gorgeous greeting cards without too many problems, even if you are totally new to crafts!
Plan In Advance
There’s no point leaving your card making until the day before someone’s birthday or Christmas Day. Otherwise, you will end up in a big rush and will be very likely to make some mistakes. To
ensure that your cards look as good as possible, you should give yourself plenty of time to design and make them. And that way, if you give yourself plenty of time, you don’t have to stress quite so much if something pops up that demands your attention more than the cards.
Get To Know Your Audience
When you make a greeting card, you will probably have someone specific in mind for it. So, you need to know your audience inside out. What do they like? What are their hobbies? You should bring these passions and their personality traits to the card, as this will help make sure that the card is personal to them. For example, if you are designing a card for your car-obsessed nephew, be sure to use lots of autos in the main design!
Add Embossed Elements
Adding some embossed elements can help give your card a 3D effect and make it look a lot more attractive and professional. It’s a good idea to use one of the guns from Glue Guns Direct to stick on your embossed features. Using hot glue is a great way to make sure that they don’t fall off in the envelope! Just make sure you don’t add on any very small parts that could be swallowed by small children.
Get Some Feedback
You will only improve your card making by getting feedback from others. So, a few days or a couple of weeks after you have given someone a card, it’s a good idea to get their thoughts and opinions on it. They can let you know what they liked and what they weren’t so keen on. You can then use all of this feedback to help you design and create your future cards. If you are slightly nervous about asking the receiver directly, you could ask other people who saw the card. Making your own greeting cards is a nice way to add a very personal touch to someone’s birthday or Christmas gift. There are lots of online guides you can use to help you start, such as this one. But using these great tips will help make it extra special!
Ready to get all your craft skills out then?!