Recently I was on the hunt for a card for Darren's 50th birthday. I didn't think I'd have the time to make one with all the party preparations etc. So I went to the $2 shop to have a look. I must say, I was disappointed with the few cards on offer. They didn't look nice, some had pictures of alcohol ( we don't drink ) or they just didn't suit Darren.
I knew what I wanted to make for Darren. It had to be black and white as he's a mad Collingwood supporter. So I bough a packet of 8 black cards and envelopes for $2 and came home to make one. I had some suitable black and white wrapping paper in my present wrapping box. I cut it slightly smaller than the card and glued it on with a glue stick.
Then I googled " free 50th birthday sentiments ". This took a fair bit of time as it had to look right and not have a copyright on it. The one I picked was perfect and I printed off a few extras for future card making Now I have a few options in my stash.
I cut this out and glued it on the front. Because the card is black, I needed to cut some white card for the inside so I could write on it. This part was quick and easy. Megan made a card for Jessica and herself to give to Darren. She used another sentiment I printed off and mounted it on black paper.
Darren was thrilled with both cards proclaiming they were the best we have ever made. He just loves them and they only cost 25 cents each.
Since then I made a few other cards using the same idea Here are some photos of a few of them -.
|Darren's birthday card|
|Megan made this one|
|For the inside of a black card|
|Stamps mounted on paper. I used sticky foam squares too.|
|Men's card using wrapping paper|
|Using scrap booking papers bought on sale and a stamp|
|Using a printable sentiment and gluing it to a punch out.|
|A printable sentiment glued straight onto a blank card.|
|Adding embellishments to pretty up a card.|