In a digital world, a heartfelt handmade birthday card can truly brighten someone’s day and make a memorable impression. When you spend the time to make something by hand and then actually write on it with ink, it creates a feeling that no e-card or email ever can. These birthday themed handmade notecards will do just the trick.
Our lives may get more technologically advanced every day, but that doesn’t mean all personal touches have to disappear. The excitement of going to the mailbox and finding a letter that looks crafted from the outside and then to open it and find something you’ve never seen before, that’s paying it forward with positivity! And make sure you let them know that not only did you think of them to send a real handwritten card, but you actually made it too, including the envelope! You shared a little crafty creativity to hopefully brighten their special day – their birthday! And even when it’s not birthday time, you can always find something to celebrate, so send out a ‘Let’s Celebrate’ card for even more cheer.
IT’S A DIY CRAFT KIT
This is a CRAFT KIT not a finished piece, for you to put together and customize however you want. I enjoyed designing this handmade birthday card set and giving you all the pieces. But now it’s your turn to handcraft a project that will mean so much more than any store-bought item. Put on your crafty hat and get painting, glueing and creating for a craft project that will leave a lasting impression and actually mean something. When you pour your own creativity and time into something, it just means more!
We all have that little creative spark inside of us, but that doesn’t mean you want to come up with a project idea from scratch for every occasion. Not to mention the tools and machines needed to bring your design to life! This is your opportunity to take a handcrafted project kit and DIY your way to a custom, one-of-a-kind crafted piece to give (either the kit itself or you make it for them) to someone who will appreciate a little positive inspiration in their day.
4 Pack: A Handmade Birthday Card and Unfolded Envelopes DIY CRAFT KIT includes four unfolded envelopes (lightly scored for fold lines), four notecard base cutouts, four notecard top cutouts, four birthday inspired word cutouts; laser cut
- 100% Recycled Paper Cardstock 100 lb. – Base notecards and Top notecards are in both Brown Bag Cardstock and Light Sandstone Cardstock. Unfolded envelopes are available in two colors: Light Sandstone or Brown Bag Cardstock
- Black Cherry Hardwood Veneer
*nluv Studio procures all materials from local businesses and/or made in the USA. Support local!
A7 Envelope size at 5.25” x 7.25”; notecard base 5” x 7”; notecard top with cutout 4.5” x 6.5”; birthday theme word cutouts 4.9″ – 5.3″ wide x 3.3″ – 4″ tall
HANDMADE NOTECARDS AND UNFOLDED ENVELOPES INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS
All components of your handmade notecards and unfolded envelopes are laser cut. Birthday and celebration word cutouts are shipped in their cutout sheets with removable adhesive tape to hold them in place. This is designed to create the sturdiest, safest method for shipping, so your custom notecards and word art arrive ready for you to create with.
For the veneer words, it is recommended to remove each carefully, so as not to tear or damage them. Tweezers are a great tool to remove the words from the removable adhesive tape, but a steady, gentle hand can work as well. All materials are natural and unpainted/unstained. Enjoy either leaving them in their natural color, seal them with a clear coat for some shine or paint and stain them for a personal touch. (And yes, you can paint or color the recycled cardstock too if you want!) Adhere your birthday themed words using glue. Spray glue (applied on the back) is a great way for clean adhesion with no unsightly extra glue.
Assemble and embellish your cards however you want. Put each combination together and really customize the outcome. The final result is up to you.
Your envelopes will arrive flat and unfolded. This is for you to make your own envelopes! There are light score lines to show you where to fold. IMPORTANT NOTE: When you fold your envelope, for a more natural crease, make sure the score lines are on the inside of the envelope, not the outside. If you want a more defined straight edge, fold for your score lines to be on the outside.
It’s recommended to glue the bottom section of the envelope using a rubber cement, contact cement or super glue. Don’t use too much or you’ll have glue squeezing out of the seams. Also, you don’t want to accidentally glue the bottom of your envelope shut so you can’t put in your handmade notecard! If you don’t want to use glue, you can also use a very strong double sided adhesive. Don’t hesitate to jazz up your envelope even further with a liner or art on the inside. What a nice surprise that would be for the receiver!
ORDER FULFILLMENT & SHIPPING
All orders are custom made to order. I make it when you order it, so it’s first come, first serve crafting. Since all orders are handcrafted by me, Jaime, processing times can be anywhere from 1 – 2 weeks depending on the number of orders in line before yours. Shipping waste matters to me, A LOT! All shipping materials are 100% recycled and either recyclable or biodegradable themselves. I want you to enjoy your inspirational craft supplies and not fill up your landfill in the process. Mother Nature is one of my biggest inspirations, so anything I can do to make her smile, the better!