Hey guys! I'm starting the week off with two really cute winter cards that are easy and fun to make! Did you know that greeting cards date back to the 1400's? Whoa ... that's a lot of cards being sent out with messages of goodwill and holiday greetings!
So many people love making handmade cards. It's such a thoughtful way to tell someone you're thinking of them. But you don't have to wait for a birthday to send one. Here are a few more ideas for giving one of these greeting cards.
Let's start with a thank you! Christmas has passed and these would make awesome thank you cards for the gifts you received. I love the winter theme.
Give this to someone just to thank them for being awesome! Like a neighbor or friend who picks up your mail, shovels the snow off your sidewalk or always has an egg for you to borrow.
This would be a great card to welcome the new folks that just moved in to the neighborhood. Or ... maybe one of your friends just bought a new home and you want to congratulate them!
This would make a sweet card to send your kids at college to remind them you're there for them and to encourage and support them as the semester resumes.
You could use this as a "save the date" card. Plan a morning with a friend, sip coffee by the fireplace and catch up on each others lives. Add an outdoor playdate with the littles for fun in the snow. Double duty!
If someone is sick ... this is a great time to tell them you're thinking of them.
It's a brand new year and that means new goals. Show someone your support for a new job, a new fitness plan or a new home project. A simple "You got this" can go a long way.
Maybe you know someone who recently got engaged, an old friend that's retiring, your sister who ran her first 5K, or ... your grandmother who just really likes getting cards!
Everyone is texting now-a-days, and that's great ... but who doesn't love to go to the mailbox and find a card in there?! A handwritten note shows you took time out of your day to stop and think of them. Life is busy - this small gesture is so meaningful.
Now, for some quick instructions ...
For the first card "Hurray For Snow", I cut the plaid paper just slightly smaller than the front of the card and used the Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops to cut a hole in the center. That lays over the large circle on the card (from Jillibean Soup). I added the purple dot paper, from Doodlebug's Polar Pals Collection on the inside (you could use Doodlebug's Swiss Dot paper). I used a die from Echo Park to add the white glitter snowflake. Then, I embellished with glitter, a pretty gem, and pieces from the odds & ends.
For the "Warm Wishes" card, I used Arctic cardstock from Bazzill for the blue background and embossing paste for the snow. It was really simple. I just held the stencil in place using washi tape. Then spread embossing paste over the stencil in an even layer. (Be sure to save any excess paste back in the bottle.) Then I just removed the stencil and let it dry. I added white cardstock for the snow hills and some mini icon stickers.
These were so fun and make such cute projects! Give them a try & send someone a little love this season.