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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 wordsThese 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 wordsCan you believe those arrows are chipboard? I just inked them with a Delicata Golden Glitz inkpad.

IMG_0576I hope you enjoy these greeting cards as much as I do, please make use of the free template, your recipient will love it too!

Want a chance to win some of the awesome supplies I used on this project?

Leave a comment below, and on the May Arts Ribbon Blog for a chance to win one of three prize packs.

Hop along to see other inspiring project from the May Arts Design Team-

Karen Baker
Jenifer Cowles

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


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  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – your note cards & envelopes are so pretty, inside & out and such a great idea Virginia!!!
    LOVE your Father’s Day card too … the layered burlap is fabulous!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your templates and CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  2. All I can ever say is: I Love them, it, that whatever it is. Because I do, love them…love them.

  3. Absolutely love your Father’s Day card and thank you for the cut files!! They will really come in handy!!

  4. I love your style! These cards are so fun and the gift card tags are so neat!

  5. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun these are and
    would be great to send
    or receive!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Thanks for your great ideas. I made your multi- gift card holder for a co-worker and it was perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Go right ahead and toot your horn!! I love these simple to make yet awesome cards!!! Such a great idea and I am going to have to craft steal it!! Thanks for the template/cut file! I will put it to good use! TFS!

  8. Your little note cards are super cool, I even think I could do it. lol Thanks for the template and the great ideas for making these.

  9. Wow, Virginia. These are absolutely stunning. And as someone who is somewhat new to card-making, I appreciate your photos and tips. Definitely pinning for future reference!

  10. Your cards are so beautiful, thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Wow, totally fabulous cards and great ideas for gift giving. Great inspiration!!

  12. Crystelle Boutique says:

    the chipboard is to die for and I love the little template you included….. Great ideas! 🙂
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  13. Debbie Siddle says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Will have to come back to this when I have time to try it.

  14. I love your cards and tags, and thank you for the tutorial! I’ll be trying this soon

  15. Such a clever idea! I love these dainty little cards and they’re just perfect for sending to my girls in their gift packs while they’re away at school! I always try to make them a little something in the way of a greeting card to enclose in the care pack, but run out of ideas.
    Thank you!!
    Stacey Zimmerman

    1. That’s so sweet Stacey, I’m glad you liked the,, I hope your girls do too!

  16. Nohemi Trevino says:

    I love very much your little cards, always trying to find something like this (small) thank you for the instructions and the pictures. Love them.

  17. Becky Hamb says:

    I love the simplicity of these cards, yet they are special and cute. I don’t like a cluttered card that won’t fit in an envelope.

  18. sue bartle says:

    Very isefil and unique love your cards cant wait to put my own twist to them

  19. Calla Hostetter says:

    I like anything in miniature so this is right up my alley!



    T. Jones

  21. Dianne M. says:

    These little cutie pies are so stinking cute ! Thank you so very much for sharing and posting. Quick question. What is the size of the cards..??? Again Thank you for sharing !
    Hugs from Texas
    “Happy Crafting”

  22. Linda Duensing says:

    I absolutely love these little cards. I do not have a siIhouette so thanks for the pattern. I love the simplicity of them and they would great to send for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  23. Linda Duensing says:

    You say the cards are 1/2 of an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock. The envelope patterns looks smaller than that, so do we have to enlarge it somehow. Thanks.

    Linda D.

  24. Coline Lewis says:

    I am going to try one of them now. These can be used on the job to return customers damage deposit funds especially after weddings. I love it because its so personalised.

  25. evelyn cabatit says:

    refreshing ideas, I like all I see. I will surely make one of each in my future lessons.

  26. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Thanks for the template…always looking for cute ways to give gift cards and these are adorable!

  27. I love this, I have to try it or something like it.

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