Did you know that today, October 4, 2014, is World Card Making Day? It’s a great way to show people how much you care, because nothing is more sentimental than a homemade card with a thoughtful, handwritten message on the inside. If you forgot about this special paper crafting holiday, don’t worry! CutRateCrafts has everything you’ll need to create your own handmade notes or cards for someone special in your life, no matter what day it is.
You have your different sheets of carefully selected cardstock. Now what? You need to decide what message you would like your card to convey. A card can say anything from “Happy Birthday” to “Get Well Soon” to “I’m Just Thinking About You.” Keep in mind that the best messages are the ones from the heart. Messages printed in store-bought cards sound flowery, but they lack a personal touch. That’s why we love the Vintage Floral EZ Mount Cling Stamp Set. These stamps come in a variety of pretty but simple sentiments that convey your message clearly without drawing attention away from your lovely homemade card. Available for only $11.01.
Once you’ve decided on your message, a card needs decoration! We love embellishments with a vintage look because it’s appropriate for any gender or occasion. Try Blossomwood Cardstock & Acetate Die-Cuts With Foil & Glitter. Each package comes with 65 shapes with foil and glitter accents that will make your homemade card appear extra-special. The classic but attention-grabbing adornments are an ideal addition, no matter what message you’re trying to send. Available for only $4.67.
Finally, after you’ve added a message and decoration to your card, you need to add depth! If you browse the aisles of any card store, you’ll notice that the most eye-catching displays are the ones that utilize dimension. Unfortunately, dimension isn’t cheap on store-bought cards. These days, an elaborate card is practically as expensive as the present that accompanies it! You can add depth to your handmade card inexpensively with Parchment Petals Paper Flowers. The gorgeous vintage-inspired flowers will look amazing framing your special message. Each package contains eight 1 ½ inch paper flowers. Available for only $4.25.
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