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« on: June 28, 2011 04:02:50 AM »

Every time I go to purchase a card these days I gasp over how pricey they have gotten.  I just can't bring myself to pay over $4.00 for a card!  I now make my own cards and they are not only more personal, but the people who receive them are moved that they are handmade.

So for the end of the school year, my daugthers and I spent some time and made these 6 cards for their teachers.

These are super simple to make and have an estimated cost of less than .50 per card.  You can find my tutorial here: http://sewplicity.blogspot.com/2011/06/tutorial-handmade-cards.html

Thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011 05:00:05 AM »

Yes, I handmake my cards now too because of the prices. And also they are more personal. And also they are much more recycled. I tend to make a huge amount in February just in time for the March rush (2 weeks with more birthdays than days!) which will last me the rest of the year just about. If I run out or have nothing suitable for a person, then I'll make another small batch.

Then, if I haven't started on my Christmas cards by September I start to panic. I never seem to have enough.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011 05:07:38 AM »

Your cards are lovely xo

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011 08:05:32 AM »

Ugh, tell me about card prices!!! I spent over $6.00 on a card for my mum's birthday. She had just opened her own small business, so I wanted to support small businesses as much as possible in the making/buying of her present, including an independent stationary shop near my house. It was a cute card, but I think I'll also be making my own from now on!!

Anyway - your cards are very sweet. I love the quotations that you put in them, and YOUR PAPER CHOICE!!! I really love all the papers you used. Do you have somewhere nice that you buy paper, or do you just buy from Michaels (or whatever the equivalent is in places that aren't Canada)?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011 08:07:25 AM »

It's great that you lined them. I'm impressed, it's something I can't manage.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011 10:43:03 AM »

So sweet! Thanks for the tutorial - it's very clear. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011 10:46:35 AM »

Thanks everyone! 
> Indecisive - I purchased that paper from Amazon.com.  I think I paid 9.99 for the pack. 
> Antidigger - I'm impressed....I wish I had the time to make all of my cards - I stick with the batch printing for Christmas!  And it's easy to line them....when you cut the scrapbook paper to 12x9 the regular printer paper fits perfectly!  Easy Peasy!

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