Isn’t it funny how simple things are often more exciting than the grand, fancy ones? I adore this very easy DIY project I have for you today!
For the gift of cheer I have been working on, I decided to make a few blank cards for my friend, because she enjoys giving cards with special, hand-written sentiments. These cards were inexpensive, simple, and fun to make!
- Blank Cards (made from card stock)
- Matching Envelopes
- Decorative Edge Paper Cutter (or scissors)
- Washi Tape
- Rubber Stamps
- Stamp Pad
First, cut the front edge of the card down by about 1/4″ with a straight or decorative edge. Then, on the inside edge of the card, place a strip of washi tape along the edge. This washi tape is fun and cheerful, and neon is definitely popular right now (hello, 80’s- nice to see you, again!). I found these rolls on clearance at Michael’s for only $1.49.
Now, grab your favorite stamps (I found these at Michael’s for only $1 each) and ink, and stamp away! I kept my designs simple and minimal to allow greatest flexibility in use, and to complement the already bold neon washi tape.
Finally, I added a strip of washi tape to the envelopes to complete the set and bring more excitement to the receivers of these cards. On the back side, above the seal, I placed the tape at the top, leaving a little bit to fold over to the front.
Pow! Bright neon cards in a flash! This whole project took me about 20 minutes, including cutting and folding the card stock into cards (and taking photos for the blog post). They’re so fun, I need to make some for myself, too!
Would you be more excited to send or receive one of these cards in the mail? Join the conversation below!