I’ve always liked making homemade cards. I’m guessing most kids probably make their own cards. My standard birthday cards included balloons and the age of the recipient on construction paper. Sometimes I still do draw balloons– but I’ve also ventured out.
Until recently I would just use whatever paper and envelopes I had around– maybe card stock or printer paper or blank notecards. But my new favorite are blank notecards made from watercolor paper. The solidness of the cards makes them seem a little nicer. As the name implies you could do a little watercolor or drawing on the front. Or just glue some pretty patterned paper on it. I got a stack of 50 colored sheets of paper at Michaels for a dollar or two.
Recently I cut this paper into a smaller square that would fit on the card, but I’ve also done stripes or triangles. It’s really simple and fast. I think it’s fun to be a little creative making cards, but it’s also economical. I got 50 cards for just under $25 on Amazon, so at 50 cents a piece you can’t beat the price. (I see they’re now selling for $40 from this seller on Amazon. However, the discount online art store Dick Blick has 100 cards for $25.58!)