handmade greeting cards

Monday nights mean my girls Bible study. And occasionally Bible study means “Prayer and Potluck.” And occasionally “Prayer and Potluck” means frozen margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo while we make Mother’s Day cards for our mommas.

That was this Monday night. I wish I had taken pictures, but I have to be honest – sometimes I just enjoy being in the moment 100% without the interruption and distraction of a camera.

But just picture an array of Mexican-inspired snacks and my dining room table completely covered with craft supplies.

I happened to be sitting next to my friend, Aubrey, who is a very talented artist. She is an accomplished painter, but one look at her handmade greeting cards and you can’t help but think she’d be a fool to not open up her own Etsy shop just for those.

So naturally, I copied her adorable idea. Don’t they say mimicry is the highest form of flattery?

These were so easy to make! All you need is:
– blank cards
– tissue paper
– scissors
– glue stick
– liquid glue
– glitter
– skinny Sharpie

All you have to do is:
– cut “petals” from the tissue paper, a tiny bit bigger than you want them to be
– glue them to the paper using a glue stick, crinkling the paper a bit as you do so
– put a small dollop of liquid glue in the center, sprinkle with glitter, then dust off
– take your Sharpie and write “mom” or “thank you” or “I love you” or “love grows” or something else simple and sweet

I wanted to make some more cards, but I didn’t have any of the supplies we had used. But I thought surely I could come up with something with the supplies that I did have. And I did! They turned out so cute, I decided to make some thank you notes as well!

Here’s what you need:

– blank greeting cards
– colored paper/paper sack
– scissors
– tape
– skinny Sharpie/pen/marker

Here’s how I made them: 

 1. cut “petals” out of paper bag
 2. arrange “petals” on card
3. fold tape in a circle and place on back of petals
4. use your Sharpie to draw a dot in the center of your flower and write whatever you wish!
That’s it! Moral of the story is you can make cute greeting cards from whatever you have at your house. The only think you need is the actual cards themselves! Sorry mom – your Mother’s Day card won’t be a surprise now, but I just had to share this idea! Thanks for the inspiration, Aubs!

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