How to make a welcome card & ideas

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How to make a welcome card & ideas
Handmade Cards (valentines greeting card image by Ekaterina Lozanova from Fotolia.com)

Creating handmade cards can be a lot of fun. They can be used for many different occasions, such as a welcome card. You can use a welcome card for many occasions, such as to greet new staff or to welcome new neighbours into your neighbourhood. With a few basic craft materials, you can create an impressive welcome card.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cardstock, 8.5" x 11"
  • Coordinating papers
  • Ribbon
  • Rubber stamp
  • Ink pad
  • Paper trimmer
  • Double sided tape or craft tape runner

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Gather your craft supplies so that they are readily accessible to you. You can find these items at any craft retailer, or you may have some of the items in your home.

  2. 2

    Create the base for your basic card. When folded, a typical card is 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches in size, also known as A2 size. To create this size, cut a sheet of 8.5 inches by 11 inches cardstock in half. Fold one half of the cut paper to create this exact size. One 8.5 inches x 11 inches sheet of cardstock can make two cards. This will be the base for your welcome card.

  3. 3

    Create a base for your card front. Choose a patterned paper in a coordinating colour. Cut a piece that is 5 inches by 3.75 inches. Glue it onto your card front. This will add colour and "life" to the front of your card.

  4. 4

    Use a rubber stamp to decorate the card. Choose a rubber stamp to match the theme of your welcome card. You can use a stamp that is printed withe the word "welcome" on it, or even balloons or flowers. Once you have chosen a stamp, cut out another smaller piece of cardstock to layer in the centre of the patterned paper that you previously cut. Stamp on that section of the card.

  5. 5

    Stamp your image onto the cardstock. Center it onto the front of your card. Allow the ink to dry for a couple of minutes so that it does not smear. Center the image onto the front of your card. Tie a small bow using the coordinating ribbon and glue it to the front of your card.

  6. 6

    Personalise your welcome card. You can write a welcome message to the recipient. For example, you can tell her happy you are to have her around. When you are finished writing the message, seal the envelope. Mail or and deliver your handmade welcome card.

Tips and warnings

  • Prima flowers can add dimension and a lot of colour to your card.
  • Use a very strong adhesive to keep all of your embellishments in tact.

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