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How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Hi all,

Let me tell you this guys. I LOVE getting personalized cards rather than an expensive card from Hallmark!. To know that someone actually put in some thought and effort into making a card for me, is a really special feeling. So I try my best to give personalized cards on my family and friends’ bdays.

My mom’s bday is coming up and this time, I thought I will do a post on how I created one for her. First of all, in order to create a card, I don’t usually have the whole idea in my mind. I just have a basic idea and then let it shape itself as I go on with it. You can simply get whatever decorative items you can and put it together to look pretty. I usually save certain things for future simply because I think it would come in handy some day. As you go through the post, you will know how much I am into up-cycling.

Note: This post is loaded with pix because I wanted it to be completely detailed!

Here are things I thought I would need (I didn’t use certain things in the picture. I just had them handy. That’s all):

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

The basic idea I have is to cover that card board piece with the A4 sized paper so it becomes a thick card. That card board piece is something I got from inside a new pillow case set. Ironically, that pillow cover set was gifted to me by my mom!. 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

I have placed the card board piece right in the middle of the paper. Then I taped it into place as below :

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

In the above pic, I am cutting off the 4 corners (as if I am gift wrapping the card board piece). While doing so, an idea hit me and I decided to save those triangle like pieces. You will see how I used it later ????

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Now except for that tiny square in the middle, it’s completely covered. I took the second A4 sheet and cut out a piece (the size of the card not the size of the small square) and stuck it to this side.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Now both sides are covered.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

Remember those triangle paper pieces I saved? . I decided to color them. I used 5 of the oil pastel sticks from the set I have, in total for this card. Violet, hyacinth violet, yellow green, pink  and red are the colors I used.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

I then stuck the 4 triangles together and then stuck it to the card like this :

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

As you see, I hadn’t planned this before. It just hit me and I thought it would look good. Next, I lifted the petal-like parts of the triangles so that it doesn’t lay flat against the card.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Here is a cute thing I saved from an earring I got from H & M.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

I am guessing it will look good in the middle of the triangle structure.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

Next I tied the ribbon (which was wrapped around a small goodie bag I got some time back from Dove) on the top of the card.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

We will perfect that ribbon in a second!. I then wrote a message on the ribbon.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Close up!

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

I then got a pack of confetti stars. It came along with a gift bag which I once got from some gift shop.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Then I stuck it to the top. I found a single silver star among the bunch of purple stars!. So I put that in the very middle! I wrote Happy bday. Then I arranged some stars on the bottom part of the card just to see how it looks. Two of the arrangements are shown below. However, those both aren’t the way I finally stuck it.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Shaded those words:

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

Here is how I finally did the stars and wrote a message for her.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

So the front side of the card is done. I kept the theme purple simply because the stars were purple. I brought in the green and pink simply to bring more color rather than the whole thing being monochromatic. Now lets do the other side!

Here I thought of incorporating a teddy which came off my autograph book cover. It’s dress is really soft you know!

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

I stuck it to the card

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Another idea hit me and I decided to keep that side of the card in a red theme. So I got this gift wrap which I once received from a friend. I drew a heart on it so I can easily cut it out.

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Below, I stuck it and drew a line to make it look like the teddy had a heart balloon. 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Now here is a bit of glittery stones I saved from a dress of mine. Where can I incorporate that into the card??…

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

Hmm…. Lets make the heart a bit sparkly!

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

 

A message on the ribbon

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Personalized message on the card:

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

In the end, childish looking hearts on the top!

How to: DIY personalized greeting card..

Thus it’s complete. It’s not super creative, however, it’s thoughtful. When making a card, you don’t have to make everything perfect. That is the beauty of it. It’s unique that way.. Let me know below whether you guys liked it and which side you liked more. Do you like DIYs?. Comment below!

Love,

Naznin ????