Check out these fun homemade greeting card ideas for all occasions!
Everyone knows that handmade cards are the best way to show you care. Unlike store-bought cards, DIY cards can be completely customized to fit the recipient and the occasion. If you’re new to crafting your own cards, never fear — these homemade greeting card ideas will have you whipping up the CUTEST little greeting cards in no time! In fact, I have four house cards for you to make! And like my shaker cards, this is a fun and simple paper crafts project you can make as soon as today — it’ll bring joy to you and whomever you gift it to! These DIY greeting cards will show someone you love them and are thinking about them!
Watch the full step-by-step video showing you exactly how to create your own homemade greeting cards for special occasions with a VIP pass to Maker Academy Weekend 2022!
It is always so nice to send a homemade card. I love designing beautiful cards that bring positivity and joy into someone’s life. So I’m going to teach you how to make fun and easy cards of own design in a step-by-step tutorial.
This snowy house card design would make lovely handmade Christmas cards.
I love this sweet little house card — it makes for a sweet little happy birthday card or housewarming card for a special family member. Add a house number for a personal touch.
Aren’t these cards so fun? These are a perfect sweet gesture to give to anyone any time of year! You can give these greeting cards for any reason – as a thank you card, congratulations or just as a simple thinking of you card. And changing the paper to match your preference is a creative way to personalize this card and give it a whole new look! Look at how cute and fun this mushroom house card below looks:
Add a special message inside by hand or use your Cricut to write it out neatly inside your cute card. I can also show you how to add a print-then-cut photo to the card, which is a great way to truly personalize your own greeting cards.
Here’s a supply list of what you need to make homemade DIY greeting cards! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make DIY Greeting Cards
- 8.5″ x 11″ 65 lb Cardstock in various colors – I used white, brown, teal, light green, dark green, lime, yellow, orange, and red. Feel free to use glitter paper, too! Use an extra sheet of white if you want to add a Print Then Cut Image.
- Craft Glue – I used Bearly Art Precision Glue (I do not recommend a glue stick)
- Double Sided tape, 1/8″
- Double-sided Adhesive Foam Dots, 6mm x 2 mm
- Green StandardGrip Machine Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Cricut Extra Fine Pen – I used Burnt Orange
- Single Scoring Wheel -OR-
- Scoring Stylus – if you want to use a score version
- Printer and Ink – if you want to add a Print Then Cut Image, I used my HP ENVY Photo 7155
- A method to cut your material — I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Explore Series
- Design #422 — My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files are in my free resource library (get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
How to Make Your Own DIY Greeting Cards
The detailed step-by-step tutorials and assembly video on how to create these unique cards in different ways debuted during Maker Academy Weekend 2022. Get an on-demand pass to watch all 20+ workshops, each with a printable handbook, trnascript, audio files, design files, and support with a VIP pass below:
And here’s a Christmas mushroom house on the front of the card. I’m completely obsessed with this colorful card design and hope you will love them as much as I do!
Answers to Your Questions About How to Make DIY Greeting Cards
Q: Where is your tutorial for this project?
This is a special project we made for our free Maker Academy Weekend 2022 event! A complete and detailed step-by-step video premiered during the event November 3-6, 2022 — specifically, this tutorial video was available to watch for free for 24 hours beginning November 5 at 4:00 pm ET! You can get access to the full video, the printable handbook that details how to make this beautiful project if you get a VIP Pass to Maker Academy Weekend 2022, which comes with other perks and bonuses, too!
Do I have to have a Cricut to make these homemade cards?
No, I’ve also included a printable template in the design file so you can cut out out the card stock pieces by hand.
Do you have more handmade card ideas?
Check out my rainbow heart card, my butterfly card, my shaker cards, my impossible card, and my winter pop-up cards. I have both simple cards and intricate paper cards for you to try. Each makes for a really unique birthday card or even a set of holiday cards.
Get my free SVG files to create these adorable candy holders that open and close!
I love seeing what you make with my designs and how you use them! Please share a photo of your DIY greeting cards in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.