Handmade Greeting cards have always had a special place and importance for every occasion in our lives. An easy handmade Greeting card delivers the right and accurate expressions, feelings, and emotions of the person. Easy Handmade Greeting Cards are an awesome paper craft project for kids as they are simple to make and such fun craft ideas, give the kids a chance to unleash their creativity.
Being an easy paper craft idea, a simple and easy Handmade Greeting card, even in today’s technology-driven world of communication carries the needed beauty and elegance in sending across a birthday or an anniversary wish or wishing well for the festive season. Using Origami Art this Greeting card takes an altogether new dimension.
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Learn how to make a one of a kind special handmade Greeting Card for your special and loved ones right here with the help of a step by step tutorial on how to make an easy greeting card.
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Material Required to Make the Greeting Card
- Glossy paper
- Colored paper
- Star stickers
- Crafty scissors
- Decorative pearls
- Satin ribbon
- Decorative Mirrors and Glitter
- Styrofoam balls/Thermocol balls
Step by Step Procedure to Make Handmade Greeting Card
Step 1: Take a designer handmade paper sheet and stick it on a simple colored paper in the same shade, to add thickness and strength to the paper, needed to make a card.
Step 2: Fold this paper breadth wise into half and fold tightly to make a crease. Now you have a plain paper on the inside of the card and a designer patterned paper on the outside of the card.
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Let us make the pop-up design now.
Step 3: To make the pop-up design to be placed inside the card, take a yellow glossy paper and flip it so that you see the white side of it.
Step 4: Make markings to get you strips that are 5 cm, 4 cm, 3 cm, 2 cm, and 1 cm broad and 21 cm, 18 cm, 15 cm, 12 cm and 9 cm long respectively.
Step 5: Now take the silver glossy paper and cut out strips that are 4.5 cm, 3.5 cm, 2.5 cm, 1.5 cm and 0.5 cm broad and 19cm, 17 cm, 14cm, 11cm, and 9 cm long respectively.
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Step 6: Now begin folding the longest yellow glossy paper using the mountain valley folding technique. It will form accordion pleats on your paper as shown.
Step 7: Fold all the strips of the yellow glossy paper and white glossy paper in the same manner.
Step 8: Now take the folded strip of the biggest size and paste it on either sides of the flap of the card. Move further towards the top of the cards simultaneously decreasing the size of the pleated paper. Keep some space between each strip while pasting.
Step 9: Now in the space between the glossy papers strips pasted in the card, paste the white paper strips. So you have a sequence of alternate white and yellow papers.
Step 10: Now take a silver glossy paper and measure the top corners of both the flaps on the inside of the card and cut out triangular shaped papers.
Step 11: Now take a pair of crafty scissors that give you a wavy designed edge and give the silver cut-outs a designer look. Paste them inside the card on the top corners of both the sides.
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Step 12:Take a few Styrofoam balls and with the help of decorative mirrors add a sparkly touch to your card.
Step 13: In the end, decorate the cover of the card with the help of glitter and decorative pearls.
There you gave it! Your easy greeting card is ready to be given to a dear and loved one. Use this easy handmade craft idea and send Season’s greetings to your relative and friends, and they will surely be impressed at your talent for such cool crafts.
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