You know that moment when you open your mail and find an envelope that looks different.
There’s perhaps an air of anticipation when you realise it’s definitely not a bill.
And when you open that envelope, you find a mini piece of art work….
Joyously handmade by someone that thinks you are worth the time and effort it takes to create a handmade card just for YOU.
And in doing so, they are giving you an emotional piece of themselves…. kinda like a ‘hug in a card’.
In this age of internet and virtual cards, there really is something special about receiving a real handmade card.
One that you can put on your dresser or desk and every time you eyes come to rest on it, you are reminded that the giver was lovingly thinking of you.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a birthday greeting… it may be just to say ‘Hi’, ‘I’m thinking of you’, in sympathy or poor health. There are many occasions when a loved one will appreciate a handmade card to brighten their day.
Likewise, beautiful handmade tags will take a gift to the next level.
And honestly, they are super quick and easy to make!!
These tags were simply printed, cut, glued and embellished. Fours steps in a matter of minutes… especially if you are making several at once.
As craft projects go, this is a project almost anyone can do. A handmade card can be anything from a basic printable to an elaborate paper crafting project…. limited only by your imagination!
All of these cards and tags were made using elements from the May kit of the Handmade Club and are just one example of what you can do with a kit of pretty papers and embellishments.
Do you still make and give handmade cards?
If you’d like to know more about this months kit, please visit the Handmade Club.
Happy crafting my friends!!
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Dorabella Santos says
I still make and send handmade cards, especially to family.
I’m so pleased to hear others are still sending handmade cards Dorabella. Your family must treasure your mini artworks!! xx
These turned out gorgeous!!
Thank you Ann 🙂
Sadly the sun was really bright and the photos are somewhat washed out, but I’ll replace them when I have an opportunity to get clearer photos that show the colours better.
I do, my friend, but none as beautiful as yours ??? You simply have the gift of adding love to paper. Shabbilicous gorgeousness !
Thank you Mary, but oh so not true. You are incredibly creative and I know because I’ve been the recipient of many a beautiful gift from you my friend xxx
Diane Jackson says
Loving the art work in the May kit, my first from you & this certainly won’t be my last! All my cards are homemade, all the birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas cards for my large extended family. My mother also gets packets of homemade cards for her use. At age 90 she appreciates having cards handy for the birthdays of her 26 great-grand children as well as all the rest of the family. – Diane from northern Minnesota
I’m so glad you like the May kit Diane. I love that you not only make your own cards, but also gift them to your mother to use… what a fabulous idea. I’ve never done that, but I sure will now!!