Anniversaries are special occasions for all couples. Whether it’s your silver wedding anniversary or diamond anniversary you will want to celebrate it in a memorable way. Your anniversary cards will show your friends and relatives how special this occasion is to you and your spouse.Maybe it isn’t even your own anniversary you’re planning but your parents’; either way using anniversary cards to make a celebratory statement is an awesome way to begin your anniversary fete. And there’s nothing like saying it all with a homemade anniversary card. This guide on how to make your own anniversary card, will also be of use to you if you wish to make cards to sell.
If you are budget-conscious, you will be pleased to know that you can save a good deal of money by making your own cards instead of getting them professionally printed. These cards are fairly inexpensive and simple to make, so get started and make your own anniversary card today!
Ideas To Make Your Own Anniversary Card
1. Making Your Own Anniversary Card Online
If you are going to go the digital DIY route, you will not need a great deal of materials. All you need is a good printer, sheets of plain white cardstock or quality paper, and maybe an ink pen if you wish to fill in names yourself. If you are making e-cards, you will not need any tangible stuff since you will be using digital tools all the way.
The greetingbee site has an easy to use online card maker. All you have to do is select a card style and then add photos, shapes, text, borders, and backgrounds of your choice. Take a print out and you have your very own printed anniversary card in no time at all.
2. Making Your Own Anniversary Card The Traditional Way
You will need to visit a craft store if you wish to make anniversary cards the normal way. It is best to use cardstock, handmade paper or high quality paper like vellum paper if you want your DIY cards to look professional yet homemade in a subtle way. If you don’t mind spending a little more money you can purchase parchment paper.
You can purchase your paper or cardstock in any color you like and in various textures. You can also use velvet or felt paper for decorative purposes. Depending on your card design you will need items like decoupage pads, craft stamps and punches, craft scissors, colored ink pens, etc. You can make very artistic and creative cards if you have the time but if you don’t, you can use punches and a pair of scissors to create unique and beautiful anniversary cards.
3. Anniversary Card cardstock
To make a simple anniversary card take a sheet of white or cream cardstock or paper (preferably A4 size), fold it in half and then using the craft punch (which features different shapes) or scissors, cut small hearts out of mauve or pale red paper (use different textured paper for this for best results). Paste these hearts in a heart shaped design in the center, upper part or corner of your card-front. The tinier the hearts are the better the card will look.
Using a silver pen or glitter pen draw some neat but simple designs over and around these hearts. Alternatively, you can use Swarovski crystals or small glass beads to add a touch of elegance to your card. Using a black or silver ink pen write out the heading in your best handwriting. Next, open the card and write out your message using the same pen and you have finished making your own anniversary card.