The art of hand making cards

February 21, 2023

The art of hand making cards

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Uniquely Creative Products Used:

  • UCP2506 Sonata in D
  • UCP2508 Vintage Collage
  • UCP2513 Creative Cuts
  • UCP2516 Vellum Creative Cuts
  • UCL1761 Summer Sonata laser cut
  • UCE1849 Delicate lace flowers
  • UCE1822 Mixed metal cogs
  • UCD2094 Twin Birds die
  • UC rectangle card (10.5cm x 14.8cm)
  • UC foam mounts
  • UC double-sided tape


 Other Products Used: 

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Distressing tool
  • Brown ink
  • Black cardstock
  • Gold watercolour paint
  • Die cutting machine

Artist: Alicia Borowski 

In this age of digital communication, it's easy to forget the charm and value of traditional forms of communication. One such form is the humble card. There's something special about receiving a card in the mail, whether it's for a birthday, holiday, or just because. And while store-bought cards are convenient, there's a unique joy in making a homemade card. In this blog post, we'll explore the many reasons why making homemade cards is a wonderful practice.

  1. Personal Touch When you make a homemade card, you're able to add a personal touch that isn't possible with a store-bought card. You can customize it to fit the recipient's personality, interests, or even their favorite colors. Adding personal touches like these show the recipient that you've taken the time to create something special just for them.

  2. Creativity Making a homemade card is a chance to exercise your creativity. Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a homemade card. From choosing the colors and materials to the design and layout, the process of making a card is a chance to express yourself and create something unique.

  3. Cost-Effective Store-bought cards can be expensive, especially for special occasions like birthdays or holidays. Making a homemade card is a cost-effective alternative that still has the same sentimental value. With just a few materials, you can create a beautiful and heartfelt card that will be treasured by the recipient.

  4. Eco-Friendly Making homemade cards is a sustainable choice that's kind to the environment. Store-bought cards are often made with plastic and other non-recyclable materials that end up in landfills. When you make a homemade card, you can choose materials that are eco-friendly and easily biodegradable.

  5. Mindfulness Making a homemade card is a chance to slow down and be mindful. In a world where everything moves so quickly, taking the time to sit down and create something by hand can be a meditative and calming experience. It's a chance to disconnect from technology and focus on the task at hand.

  6. Choosing a card making kit is a great way to get started, check out our card making kits here

In conclusion, making homemade cards is a rewarding and enjoyable practice that offers many benefits. From personalizing the card to fit the recipient to exercising your creativity, making a homemade card is a chance to express yourself in a unique and meaningful way. And with the added benefits of being cost-effective, eco-friendly, and mindful, there's no reason not to give it a try!


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