Are any of you shocked by the price of greeting cards these days? I know I am….I don’t know if I’m just stuck in the past or what, but I just don’t understand how the majority of cards cost over $4.00!!!
The other day, I picked up a card and gasped at the price which was $5.35! I love cards, but I just can’t justify the expense. So, when my kids ended their school year last week, I was not going to buy 6 cards for a cost of approximately $28 for all the teachers. Instead, we made cards which I think not only looked nicer, but added that personal touch you can’t find in a store-bought card. Here’s how to do it:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
> Scrapbooking paper 12″x12″ (you can purchase books of this for about $10 per pack of 24 sheets) COST: Approximatley 41 cents per piece
> Plain printer paper 8×11.5 (You can use specialty paper if desired, but I used regular printer paper)
>Your computer, printer, word processing program, a relevant quote
> Sewing machine and thread OR hand-sewing needle and thread
> Glue stick (optional)
> Box cutter & straight edge or Scissors
HOW TO DO IT:
Using your word processing program, and setting your page layout to landscape, and create 2 columns. Place your quote or text in the center right column and print. Center that piece of paper on your scrapbook paper and using a pencil, very lightly draw a line straight down the center.
Total cost is for these cards was about $.50 for each card, or $3.00 for all 6. Less than the cost of one store-bought card! Not too shabby, and much nicer!