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!"
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! (You can see why people make handmade cards here).
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.
Bon Voyage Cards. Help someone have a great sendoff for their cruise or holiday.
Here's an Engagement card I made using the Papillon Potpourri (retired) and some texture stamps with Fresh Fruit designer series paper (also retired):
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
Here's another Mother's Day card idea you can make with an embossed element:
Thank you greetings are always in good taste
Celebrate World Cardmaking Day in style! It's a special occasion cards day that provides unique opportunities to show people some love and appreciation.
Enjoy making your own special occasion cards. And if you have a handmade greeting card idea to share I would love to see it.
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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