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Hey y’all! Yay! I’m back with more crafty ideas! Before we get started you can download your freebie by clicking the image above where it says “click here to get a free digital printable“, and print out 16 paper saving embellishments for your next projects! Or scroll to the bottom of the post and download your freebie there too (with easy instructions)!
Card making is such a unique hobby. Not only is this craft therapeutic, but it is SO easy to stay on budget with this pass time. If you are wondering where to start as a guide, or where to get some new inspiration, but you’re on a budget no problem! This post will tell you where to go for the perfect card making inspiration and also includes 16 FREE easy digital download, paper saving printable embellishments so you not only save money, you will also get the most out of your hobby!
Without further adieu here are 8 ways to inspire your card making hobby on a budget, using gorgeous greeting cards designs like these for MORE crafty ideas… PS Each of these cards are from Dollar Tree, Expressions, and the Joyfully Yours collections From Hallmark ! If you love your craft but are on a tight budget don’t worry! All of these lovely cards are just 1$ and some go for 2 for 1$! Check it out, and let’s get to it!
1.) PICK THE STYLE
Think about the style of card making you would like to try crafting. Do you or the special person you are making you card for like elegant designs, or earthy designs? How about both? Like these examples…
2.) DECIDE ON YOUR COLOR PALLET
Next the color pallet! What are the colors you know that the person receiving your card would love too look at and keep?! We can use gorgeous greeting cards like these below to gather some color inspiration with!
3.) CHOOSE SOME PERSONALIZED SYMBOLS
We’ve figured out which style and which color pallet! Next let’s think about some personalized icons, shapes, and symbols. The shapes, symbols, and icons can be used to represent the person you are giving your home made card to… check out some amazing textured icons that make this card pop!
4.) EXPERIMENT WITH LAYERS
Y’all can tell I LOVE layers here on the blog! I love finding different colors symbols that just go together… like this card. This layout is something you can copy with your own embellishment collection easily!
5.) HAVE FUN WITH DIFFERENT TEXTURES
Part of card making is just a lot of experimenting with colors, layouts, embellishments, and textures! Have fun with it! Add some lace like this card, or some plaid ribbon… maybe mixed with some burlap etc. Card making is A LOT like scrapbooking, but you can actually gift someone your hand made card made from the heart! This greeting card is a great example using texture to make your card design stand out!
6.) ADD SOME SPARKLE!
Add some sparkle y’all! Ya just gotta sometimes! You can add TONS of glitter! Either on some textures and icons… or the whole card. Like this! Glitter just make you feel celebrated! Glitter can also make or break the card style you’re going for though. It can look like a fairy threw up… or it can turn out as sparkly and elegant as this card! Just WOW so pretty don’t ya think crafters?!
7.) PLAY WITH DIFFERENT FONTS
You can find endless FREE fonts here to download, and get started with your paper crafts right now! Just have fun with it! Here’s a couple of super fun greeting cards to get some font inspiration!
8.) FIND THE PERFECT ENVELOPE COLOR
Here’s an easy way to determine which envelope will go best with you home made card. If you have determined your main colors and secondary colors… you can then decide which color you want to pop the most. So whoever receives it is overwhelmed with how gorgeous it is!
If your card colors are let’s say… blue, yellow, and orange… I’ll use this card as an example. Simply pair it with the a color that will make your home made card stand out. The darkest color is blue, and the lightest color is yellow… your card color would look amazing if you picked yellow! This set makes the darkest colors bright and gorgeous to look at. It’s a tip I’ve learned along the way. It really does make a difference to present you gift gorgeously!
Use any idea here for your own hand made card inspiration! Also before you leave please grab you freebie below! … Super easy photo instructions are provided for your free pastel embellishments printable bundle! 🙂
NOW FOR YOUR FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND PRINTABLE!
Let’s get started! Not only is this pastel and textured paper saving freebie bundle perfect for card making – it can also double as scrapbooking embellishment! Enjoy! Printable instructions are below!
All you need to do to get your FREE printable embellishment cutout set is to click the photo below that says, “16 free printable embellishment cutouts” to download, print, and use over and over again! Start or grow your paper craft collection for free, and stop by your local Dollar Tree to check out more designer card inspiration!
When you click on the photo below it will appear zoomed in on your screen. You can zoom in out out to check the detail with the plus and minus buttons at the top. Using the arrow icon you can download your freebie. You can also use the little printer icon at the top if your printer is connected to your computer. If it is you can print it out right then and there! These 15 embellishment cutouts fit on one 8×10 sheet to save you paper and your printer ink! Feel free to save this set as a reference for future use also! Enjoy y’all!
I hope your crafty thoughts have been refreshed looking through all of these lovely card designs from Dollar Tree, and enjoy your freebie! Cheers!
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