Handmade greeting cards for men - Unique and easy
To make handmade greeting cards is always lot of fun and interesting. Handmade greeting cards delivers not just paper but the feelings. Most of us are very much dependent on e-cards or e-mails which in my opinion does not make the person feel the happiness that a real card does. In my art classes i try my best to let the children make greeting cards on their own for almost all occasions. They enjoy every bit of learning how to make handmade greeting cards. If done properly and neatly these handmade greeting cards beat the regular printed ones available in stores. Like these which i created for my father and this idea which was in my mind once executed in a proper manner turned out to be such a great looking card. I even sold lot of these online as well as offline and was well appreciated. I always wanted to share this one online as the complete tutorial will be found on my website which is in the process of making.
So here is how i created these cards , follow the steps and you can make them too,
Take a pastel A 4 size sheet of any color of your choice for the shirt , you can keep the shirt plain or add any texture using contrast color stripes or checks as i did for the the green shirt here.
Fold the sheet from both the right and left side in such a way that its both ends meet at the center.
Fold a small part of upper corners outside to form a triangular shape to show collars.
Cut small 2 triangles of the same size as collars in a different color pastel sheet and paste them on the collars.
For the pant cut 2 pieces of pastel sheets of approx. height of 3 inches and width according to the paper width which is folded.
Paste these pant pieces only on the front bottom panels leaving the back plain. Give a slant scissor cut to both the pant panels.
For the tie draw a tie of approximate length 4-5 inches, a textured paper is best for the tie otherwise you can draw a texture on a plain paper.
Apply glue to only half portion of the tie and paste it only to the left panel of the shirt just below the collar.
For the belt part select an appropriate color and texture of the paper and cut the belt of approx. 1.1/4 inches wide and length about 15 inches.
Belt will be made and worn just like the way it is actually worn.
Cut the belt buckles and belt loops as shown in the images and fit them into the belt. Once this is done wrap the belt around the card and fit the belt properly.
Remember that the belt must be inserted in the buckle and loops properly and it has to be easy to open and close the belt as this will open and close the card.
I have not pasted the belt to either front and back of the card and it is actually easy to slide the belt up and down .
Once all this is done just cut square pieces of pastel sheets with colors of your choice and paste them inside of the card where you will write your message.
Now add message and you can also decorate the front panel of the shirt or some messages for birthday or father's day.
I hope it was easy to understand and follow instructions. Create one today and surprise your loved ones. Not just adults but kids also love this idea and even if they are not trained enough to make this but they want to try. Many of my students have gifted this one to their teachers as well. It leaves a great impact on the teachers. So let your kids also try this card, help them make it without the belt and pant, just make the tie and the background shirt. They will love this idea too.
To make handmade greeting cards all by yourself is quite simple and easy and above all it gives sky high freedom of drawing, craft and also expression. But the question is why do i need to make handmade greeting cards when so many ready to use greeting cards are already available in the market? Yes, of course, but when we make one by our own self and gift these beautiful creations to our loved ones it adds lots of sentiment
Jaelyn on January 07, 2015:
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Veenoo (author) from India on March 10, 2013:
Thanks lotuswing for liking this. Yes i know kids love to make handmade greetings cards for parents and teachers and they really enjoy art and craft a lot as far as it is not boring so i try to make even drawing interesting.
Sandeep Kumar from Faridabad on March 10, 2013:
really nice one, may daughter like it very much and try to make some cards and art from you hubs. thanks buddy
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 16, 2013:
This is a beautiful card, well made. Thanks for sharing the method for making them.
Veenoo (author) from India on February 15, 2013:
Thanks for your comment.
Watch my another hub which is also very interesting for kids.
Toy Tasting from Mumbai on February 15, 2013:
Great idea! looking forward to make these cards with the kids here @toytasting