- Tips for making greeting cards by hand
OK, so you have your photo taken, now what? Here are some tips
from Martha Stanwood, owner of Christina Creations, Ocean City, and
Zoi Zervoudis, manager of The Butterfly Boutique, Ocean City, on
how to handcraft your holiday card.
• There are many different styles of stationery on which to
design your card, from a letterpress to a flat card to something
really crafty, but be sure to use a heavy paper, such as card
• Pick out all of your materials first, use bright colors red,
green, yellow, orange, pictures of family or pets.
• There are many border designs to choose from. Pick the right
one for you.
• Use glue that dries clear on the paper.
• Glitter is always good to cover up any mistakes and make
things look brighter.
• Include the date in your card.
• Make sure the card fits in an envelope
• A colored envelope will help your letter stand out in the
• Be sure to include an embellishment on the envelope. At the
least, seal the envelope shut with a sticker.
• Make your message personal. Not everyone is into sentimental
cards. Sometimes just a simple joke does the trick, says Stanwood.
Also, don't worry about handwriting every letter. She says a typed
note with a handwritten personal greeting does the trick.
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Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 7:23 am
Saturday, December 3, 2011 7:23 am.