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You don't have to just buy your cards from the store. Whether it's for an invitation, a wedding, the announcement of a new baby's arrival or a birthday, more and more people are deciding to make their own
You can unleash your creative spirit with the use of some simple scrapbooking techniques and a few basic tools...

DIY invitation cards

Materials needed for DIY invitation cards

  • Sheets of stiff card for the base : cut using a paper guillotine (some guillotines also have a pre-folding setting, and the ability to cut wavy borders)
  • Sheets in different colors and materials
For a more sophisticated look, the recommended material comes from scrapbooking :
  • paper craft punches (teddy bear, star, heart) for the corners of the card
  • paper shapers, (wave pattern, etc...
  • repositionable adhesive spray (great for the first few tries)
  • ribbon for tying : raffia, scoubidous...
  • rubber stamps and themed stickers round things off.
DIY invitation cards

How making a 3D card : step by step instructions