A while ago, I decided that rather than buying cards, which are often very overpriced I would make them or upcycle old cards. I really enjoy getting creative and find it quite satisfying to produce something from scratch. I have two boys and don’t get to make girly things very often, so I was quite pleased when my son got invited to a joint 4th birthday party for two girls from his nursery – a chance to make something pink!
I took a piece of pink A4 card folded it in half one way, opened it out and then folded it in half the other way. I cut it along the shorter crease, leaving me with two pieces of card with a crease down the middle. I took one card, drew the outline of a butterfly on one half, folded the card along the crease and cut out the butterfly shape and repeated the same for the other card. I then made up templates for a star, a heart and a number 4 drew around them and cut out the relevant pieces. I stuck them on with glue.
I also made an envelope
to match from some pink paper. It didn’t take me long to do and probably cost at most 30p to make them both
I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment about making cards though. I do enjoy it, but is it a bit wasteful as most likely they will end up in the recycling bin? I have been thinking about moving over to e-cards more, but am not sure if it is appropriate to send one to a child especially one whose parents I don’t know? The card I used, I bought a little while ago, so as I have it anyway and I am having fun, I will use it all up. However once it is gone I will have to decide whether to buy some recycled card or whether to give up physical cards altogether.
I would love to hear your opinions on this, so please feel free to comment with your thoughts below!
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