Unique Handmade Greeting Cards

You’d think because I have a craft room crammed packed of craft supplies I’d make the best use of them… well, here is a shocker–> time interferes with my fun (I’m sure you know that story all too well) so it seems every time I go to an event I’m scurrying to find the perfect greeting card, or throw one together.

I wanted an easy go-to solution that still had the handmade touch, but not too fussy. Plus I also needed an envelope solution because I can never find one of those either (some might call me unorganized in the craft room department).

Easy Handmade greeting card with a free template- perfect for earings, gift-cards, necklaces, or just kind words

The concept for these greeting cards is quite basic, but it sums up all my needs in one little pocket! Im including the Silhouette cut file I created. Just right click to save the image and drag it into Silhouette studio to trace. Or you can just print and use the template if you don’t have a electronic cutter. The dotted lines will be scored to fold.

Free template for a Greeting card. Use for a necklace, earrings, gift card, or just a sweet sentiment

Lucky for me I had the chance to play with some Avery Elle stamps, chipboard from UmWow Studios, and May Arts Ribbon to help me bring my unique greeting cards to life!

Easy Handmade greeting card with a free template- perfect for earings, gift-cards, necklaces, or just kind words These note cards are so so easy to assemble, here’s how-

How to assemble the note card envelope

  1. Cut the template out using your silhouette or just plain ol’ scissors.
  2. Insert brads into the paper rings. Place one in the body of the envelope and open the wings. On the other tie a piece of May Arts Ribbon twine onto the wings, insert it into the flap hole and open the wings.
  3. Fold or score all the perforated lines.
  4. Apply a strip of Xyron 1/4″ double sided high tack tape onto the back side of the two wings.
  5. Fold the bottom upward and adhere the wings to the back side of the card.
  6. Embellish as you wish. I used Avery Elle “Air Mail” stamp set, “Arrow Title Mash” from UmWow Studios, and papers from DCWV (Gilded stack, Glitter stack and Pastel Cork Stack).

Easy Handmade greeting card with a free template- perfect for earings, gift-cards, necklaces, or just kind words. FREE template

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’m think these unique greeting cards are a great idea “toot-toot”. They can very easily be customized to suit any occasion! Add a gift card, a pair of earrings, a necklace, or just a sweet sentiment!

Easy Handmade greeting card with a free template- perfect for earings, gift-cards, necklaces, or just kind words FREE template

I can’t take the credit for making this sweet necklace, all the ladies at SNAP went home with one from Charmed Collections.

Easy Handmade greeting card with a free template- perfect for earings, gift-cards, necklaces, or just kind words Can you believe those arrows are chipboard? I just inked them with a Delicata Golden Glitz inkpad.

IMG_0576 I hope you enjoy these greeting cards as much as I do, please make use of the free template, your recipient will love it too!

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Interested in another gift card idea? Check out this Father’s Day multi gift card holder

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