Homemade Birthday Card

July 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm Leave a comment

Well, David’s birthday is Saturday and while he is at work, I made him his birthday card. Actually, it’s not so much the card as an envelope. David and I have sworn to each other that we will not give cards. We see them as kind of pointless bits of paper that will only make us feel guilty when we go to throw them away (or better yet recycle them), which will need to be done at some point. If you make/write/design cards for a living, I don’t mean to insult, we just have no place for them.

So, I made an envelope. I’m giving David tickets to DMB for later Saturday night. I have a whole surprise trip to Memphis planned for this weekend. I’m stoked, and he’s completely confused.

I made the envelope out of blue cardstock from a template that I got here. I assembled it with a glue stick, cut a rectangle out of some lizard paper I had lying about, used a scrap from cutting out the envelope, and a white cardstock scrap, and a pen to finish off the card. I assembled it all with my Xyron sticker-maker (you could use a glue stick), and VOILA!

Back View

Front View

It took about 10 minutes (would’ve taken less if Lily had stopped yelling at me from her exersaucer). It was hard for me not to embellish but I had to keep it simple because he’s a 20-something year old man, not a 14 year old girl. The tickets fit snuggly inside and I packaged his birthday present for probably about 10 cents. Considering the price this weekend, including those tickets, is costing me, I’m crazy excited about that 10 cents. Woot woot!

It’s super fast, super fun, and SUPER cheap to make your own cards and envelopes, and they don’t have to be hard. This is my testament.

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