Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cheap & Easy Cards

I don't remember the last time I actually purchased a Hallmark Card. I used to love that place, but I've been a bit taken back by the prices recently. I can think of several other things I would rather spend $5 on than on a card that will most likely be thrown away.

Instead I tend to make my own cards. A few weeks ago I was working on sending a package to our niece who was having a birthday and as I went through my stash of finished cards I realized I didn't have a single card for a child's birthday. I was pressed for time and needed to run the package to the post office so this is what I did....it's so simple.

Using the same wrapping paper that I wrapped her gift in I traced a blank card (or you make your own by cutting a piece of card stock in half and folding in in half). I cut out the rectangle and glued it to the front. Added a 'wish' sticker from my scrapbook stash on the front. Just like that my card was ready to go.
For more great ideas check out Works for Me Wednesdays over at We are THAT Family.


  1. I've stopped going to Hallmark years ago and recently I saw one that completely closed down. I guess everyone else is thinking the same thing. I can usually get my cards for 50% off at my local grocery store, so that's where I usually go, although making my own would be even better.

  2. That's a great idea!

    Also, I still like Hallmark's 99-cent cards. :)


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