Sure you could download images, type a greeting, and print a card faster than you can say DIY, but where's the fun in that? If you really want to use your hands to create DIY cards with a more personal touch, check out these options: CraftyPod
has a podcast
with ideas for making greeting cards from fabric, yarn, and other miscellaneous materials.Craft Apple
has a tutorial for patchwork cards
. All you need is a handful of fabric scraps and some sewing supplies.
While you're at it, check out this tutorial for sewing on paper
from Julie at the adventures of bluegirlxo
. Lots of great ides for embellishing mixed media cards too.
The DIY Network
has directions for making 3-dimensional window cards
. These are really neat accordion style cards that people will actually want
to put on their mantels.
Just last week, our own Brian White pointed us to instructions for making eco-Christmas cards
from shredded junk mail.
Last, but by no means least, Curbly
has a new tutorial for a Christmas Tree Pop-Up Card
that is nothing short of awesome.
Here's to putting the "hand" back into "handmade"!