Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tutorial Tuesday- birthday cards
multicolored card stock
card sized envelopes
computer and printer (optional)
Easy enough, right? I bet you have most of that in your house right now. And if you don't have card stock, a big pack of multicolored card stock will probably set you back about $4- the price of ONE store bought birthday card.
Then, pick a theme for the year. So far, we have done birds, birthday cakes, and candles. For the birds and birthday cakes, we searched online for an image that we liked and then printed it out to make a pattern. For the candles, we drew our own.
Now, using your best handwriting, write "happy birthday" on all the cards. If you're not confident in your handwriting, you could splurge on a "happy birthday" stamp and let that do the writing for you. Not a bad investment as far as stamps go- people will continue to have birthdays.
Another bonus- your mom will love it. You know how moms are about anything handmade.
Speaking of moms, I am off to mail a little surprise package to mine. Today is looking quite promising- the sun has returned, after a five day vacation, and I am hoping to get some pictures of the rest of the spring collection to post in the shop. Hope you're able to enjoy some sunshine as well!