homemade cards (the quick and easy version)

I love giving homemade cards. Come to think of it I like giving homemade... everything! I especially like cards though, they are a simple way to add a nice thoughtful touch. Recently I found myself needing to make 8 cards for 8 lovely ladies but I was a little pressed for time. I thought of just using this pack of cards I found at the dollar section of Jo-ann but then I wondered if there was a quick and easy way to spice them up a little bit.
Yes, yes there was :)
I used this tutorial to make the flowers. Believe me when I say that these are easy. Just a bit of cutting, rolling, a dab of hot glue to secure and you have yourself a lovely little rosette.
I made a bunch of these pretty flowers (I especially like the book page ones) and cut out some leaves.
Then just glued them to the cards, done! Now my dollar pack of cards had a nice homemade touch and they only took a little time to make.
Here are some other dollar pack cards that I added a few simple elements to to make them pop. It is a nice solution/shortcut if you don't have much time to spare.


  1. Those are so so adorable. Nice way to liven them up. :)

  2. What a great idea! I love the little roses idea, and I think I'm going to have to try that sometime soon!

  3. hi TFS this would be a great way of showing the kids how to make a quick card for there friends.
    susan from OZ.

  4. Hi,

    I was looking for fingerprint jewelry & found your website for DIY. Such CUTE ideas!!! Especially love the cards with the red & white paper roses.

    Beautiful photography too.

    Love it!

  5. These are really cute and pretty to give. Even I could make one of these.
    Thank you for showing us how.
    Miss Thumbs :)

  6. You inspire me! I love how easy these look, thanks!

  7. I love your blog site and your art...thanks for sharing

  8. hey that rose thingy is sooo neat. I HAVE to try it out sometime :-)

  9. Oooh I love love love these...and your blog is amazing and I am really inspired by your crafts - I am going to have a go at the birdnest necklace soon :)

    Laura x

    1. Thank you so much Laura! I'm glad you like my crafts :)

  10. Super cute! I've been invited to a "card club" and I need a last minute idea to throw together. These look like they could just be up my alley!

  11. I love these cards! Thank you for sharing. <3


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