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35+ Handmade Card Ideas: How to Make Greeting Cards

Homemade cards are the sweetest way to show someone you care.

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Updated April 06, 2017
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35 Handmade Card Ideas How to Make Greeting Cards

In this age of electronic communication, get back to basics with these 35+ Handmade Card Ideas: How to Make Greeting Cards. E-cards may be entertaining for a minute or two, but they’re easily deleted and soon forgotten. Handmade cards, on the other hand, are too gorgeous and personal to be thrown away so quickly.

At AllFreePaperCrafts, we have tons of great handmade card ideas for holidays, birthdays, and those occasions when you just want to say hello. We also have some truly stunning DIY thank you cards that are sure to impress thoughtful family members and friends.

Whether you’ve been making your own cards for years or you’re new to paper crafting, this collection of DIY greeting cards has something for everyone. Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, this round-up of projects is sure to challenge and entertain.

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BONUS! Take a look at the video below to learn how to make an adorable birthday card using paper quilling techniques. It's so unique and clever but, most importantly, easy!

Do It Yourself: How to Make Greeting Cards

Easy Like Sunday Morning Homemade Cards

Every once in a while, it's nice to be reminded that someone is thinking of you. These DIY card ideas are inspired by that simple fact. Send the music lover in your life a noteworthy greeting to let her know that you miss her.

Get creative with a tiled look and make a card that will no doubt sit on the recipient's dresser for a long time. If your friends prefer vintage over cutesy, send them French-inspired greeting cards that look like they came from a different era. You’ll feel good knowing that your card making brought a smile to someone's face.

Homemade Cards: Birthday Card Ideas

Gorgeous Quilled Birthday Cake Card

You’ve probably been to a birthday party where the guest of honor got the same card two or three times. Instead of showing up with a card that anyone could get, try one of these handmade birthday cards.

Birthdays tend to lose their excitement as we grow older, but you can revive the fun with our clever and cute birthday card ideas. For instance, you can learn how to make a paper airplane that doubles as a birthday greeting, or how to craft an adorable paper turtle for a belated birthday card.

Thank You Note Ideas

Cutest Confetti Cards

Sometimes there is no way to repay the kindness of family and friends. However, you can show how much their help means to you with DIY thank you cards.

Our collection has something for everyone, whether you’re hoping to make a floral and feminine card, or a simple card with freehand painting. You can’t put a price on gratitude, and these thank you note ideas are absolutely priceless.

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This is such a handy resource. I keep it handy for when I need a new card idea!

I've always been interested in making my own greeting cards. Thanks for the inspiration and great ideas!

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