Crafts: Card-Making

Unique ideas to create lasting memories
By Vera Raposo
January 2009
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This Valentine's Day card was made with patterned paper in a musical theme, mulberry paper, paint, buttons, gold ring embellishments, ribbons and fabric flowers.
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Card-making is the perfect way to express your feelings for others in a unique, creative way. Holidays, birthdays and other special occasions are preserved in our memories forever through cards and photos.

Purchasing greeting cards has traditionally been the way to express affection, excitement, sadness, and any other number of emotions. With a little creativity and thought, you can create personalized cards that will leave lasting impressions on your friends and family.

Photos, textured paper and personal sentiments can be used to make greeting cards for all occasions. With the technology now available, it’s easy to scan and print copies of your favorite photos and mementos to include in your handmade greeting cards.

Getting creative

For holidays, create cards in unique shapes – Christmas stockings, turkeys, hearts, pumpkins and flags. You can include photos of previous holidays, printed clip art from free online sources, and small reminders of any other traditions or events that are special to you and your family.

Colored paper and fabrics can be used as a unique background for your cards. It’s simple to attach textured paper and printed photos to greeting cards with two-sided tape or glue. Cards can also include the use of scented oils, glitter, dried flowers and stickers in holiday shapes.

Birthday cards can become treasured gifts through the use of a photo collage, clippings from newspapers from the day the person was born, and pictures of activities or hobbies that are of interest, such as sporting or musical equipment.

Your card-making efforts can be as simple or as complex as you desire. Either way, you’re sure to leave those who receive your handmade cards with a wonderful memory that will endure for a lifetime.

About the author: Vera Raposo (http://www.greatarticlesformoms.com/profile/Vera-Raposo/49) enjoys crapbooking and is now sharing some of her best scrapbooking ideas, and interviewing some outstanding guests on her radio show at www.ScrappersTalkRadio.com.

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