The next time you decide to give greeting cards to your customers, loved ones, colleagues, or whoever it is you want to give them to, why not try to make it yourself for a change. By doing your own custom greeting card printing, you are putting a touch of personality and uniqueness to an otherwise ordinary and generic greeting card that can be found in any bookstore or gift shop.
It's not rocket science and you don't need to be another Donatello to create greeting cards that will be remembered by your recipients. Handcrafting your custom greeting card printing is really simple and so much fun. The only thing that can limit what you can do is your imagination.
So if you're ready to start, let us begin crafting your own unique greeting cards.
First things first – before you design your greeting card, be sure to think about your recipients. Who will receive your cards? Do these people like flowers or anything about nature? Are they guardians of the environment? Do they have a favorite color or design pattern? What do they believe is important for them? What are their traits and qualities? By knowing who your target recipients are, you can develop a theme that is appropriate to the person you are giving your card to. Take into account the personality as well as the demographics of your recipients so you will more likely provide each of them with a card that is custom fitted to what they like; which would also increase the probability that they would keep your cards.
Be sure to prepare your materials before you start putting ink on paper. What's good about handcrafting your cards is that you are not required to buy a lot of expensive stuff. In short, you will be able to save on your costs by doing it yourself. Depending on what you want, you can customize your costs to the budget you can afford. You can make your greeting cards more elaborate by buying a lot of customized materials. But if you want to save your budget, you can go for something basic and homemade. This includes your paper, glue, cutter or scissors, cut pictures (this is if you lack drawing and painting skills), and several colored pencils or markers. Supplies used for scrapbooks are also great materials to work on your custom greeting card printing.
Once you have everything you need in front of you, it's time for the creative part of the process. Prepare your design for your cards. Draw a simple picture, or you can always cut out your favorite pictures and paste them on your cover. For a more elaborate design, you can also use a rubber stamp with the image you want. After stamping the picture in, you can then color it with your color pencils or markers. Other design option is to cut out different shapes from colored paper or fabric. Then add trimmings such as buttons, lace, ribbons, sequins, stickers and other textured materials to put more fun and excitement to your greeting card design.
The key is to experiment with different designs and see what works for you. Before you print your cards, make sure to have the design that really speaks your message to your recipients.
So start creating your cards now. Design something unique and custom fitted to the person you would be giving it to. Not only will you enjoy designing your custom greeting card printing, but you also make it possible for your recipients to enjoy them because they know that you put time, effort, and love to the activity.