In my ongoing effort to save money, I’ve decided to no longer pay $5 for a card every time a birthday or event rolls around.
Several years ago, before I had a sewing machine and started crocheting, my craft of choice was scrapbooking. Along with scrapbooking I made all my own greeting cards, but the time I spent making these cards was ridiculous, and definitely not possible now that I’m a mother/teacher/sewer/crocheter/cook/cleaner/wife/etc/etc.
Thankfully, I’ve just discovered Washi tape (yes I realise I’m very late coming to the party on that one!), and so after stocking up on about $15 worth of tape and using some card stock I already had, I’ve made 20 cards, that are ready to go for the next birthday/engagement/baby, for a fraction of the price that I would be paying at my local newsagent.
and the best part, each card only took a few minutes to make.
How I did it:
- Found some quotes I liked on Pinterest by searching ‘love quotes’, ‘birthday quotes’, ‘baby quotes’ etc.
- Typed my quotes into a word document and placed them where I thought they would look best on the card.
- Cut some A4 card in half and adjusted my printer settings, then printed a few of each quote onto cards.
- Folded the cards and decorated with Washi tape.
The most time consuming part is getting your layout and printer settings right, but once you have that sorted, you can print as many as you like within a few minutes. The tape decoration is a two minute job.
Quick, cheap and simple. Perfect.