Special Occasion Cards

Us papercrafters make special occasion cards for all kinds of events - birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, to congratulate someone, to welcome a new baby - there are so many reasons to celebrate!

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"
~Amanda Bradley

It seems I just get through one round of spoiling my friends and family with handmade paper projects and then I get to start making personalised greetings all over again!

Sometimes I need a little inspiration for each new event. I find it helps me to keep a photographic gallery of projects I have made in the past. I digitally photograph or scan what I have made and keep the pictures of my projects on my computer. You could also sketch or photocopy each project before giving it away, and keep it in a folder. This method also helps me to avoid making the same type of card for the same person each year. I found I used to do that a bit before I discovered this handy little habit.

Another way to be inspired is to swap cards with friends and keep them in a special tin (decorated, of course). You can make your swap about a theme or ask your friends to demonstrate a special technique when they swap their card with you. Either way, looking through a tin of handmade cards from friends can be very inspiring.

Yet another way to be inspired is to surf the 'Net, looking for scrapbooking and cardmaking blogs and sites. Other people's interpretation of special occasion cards can be very inspirational as well.

Why not share some cards of your own? You can post them to PaperCraftCentral by scrolling to the bottom of the page where there is an invitation to share your card.

A (more or less) Alphabetical List of Celebratory Events Special Occasion Cards:

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  • Birthday, Happy 30th. Change the number for other milestone birthdays,
  • Bon Voyage Cards. Help someone have a great sendoff for their cruise or holiday.
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  • Candy Bar Cards to give someone a sweet treat and a laugh.
  • Christmas cards Make 3-d Christmas Stars with a scoring tool and some cardstock and stamps
  • A simple Christmas Wreath Card to make
  • Not a card, but why not make a Curled Paper Wreath to decorate your house for any season or occasion?
  • Why not make some Congratulations greeting cards to have on hand for those auspicious days?
  • Here's an Easter Bunny embellishment to use on cards, scrapbook pages, baskets and boxes and more, or you can make an Easter greeting card with a Christian focus
  • Here's an Engagement card I made using the Papillon Potpourri and some texture stamps with Fresh Fruit designer series paper:

  • Father's Day and masculine cards. Or how about making a motorcycle card for any significant day in your favourite biker's life? You can also make Paper Shirt Card for masculine occasions. You may like to know how to make an Origami Shirt Card courtesy of many crafters who have thoughtfully uploaded instructions on Pintrest

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  • Get Well Wishes may not be the usual special occasion, but it's an important way to show someone you care
  • Graduation Card for a military man
  • Just because or Thinking of You are welcome anytime
  • Make a Love Greeting Card for a special someone
  • Make a Paper Bag Card for Mother's Day
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  • Here's another Mother's Day card idea you can make with an embossed element
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  • Make a New Home card for friends or family who have to move
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  • If you need a Sympathy Card here is a beautiful and quick-to-make card from Ronell in South Africa
  • Here's a Thanksgiving card idea to try
  • Thanksgiving pumpkins all in a row
  • Thank you greetings are always in good taste
  • Make a Thinking of You Card for someone feeling blue
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  • Valentine's Day is a great time to show someone you love them with a customised handmade greeting card
  • Make cards for Weddings and a Wedding Easel Card for a whole group to sign. Here's another quick and easy simple wedding card idea.
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    Enjoy making your own special occasion cards. And if you have a handmade greeting card idea to share I would love to see it.

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