Card crafts can be as simple or as extravagant as you choose, and buying a variety of arts and crafts
materials can allow children to create personalised cards for many occasions. To start making card arts and crafts
, a range of coloured paper and card is essential. It is possible to buy pre-folded cards, and packs which come with colour coordinated envelopes may also be good. Coloured card can be found in many different colours, including bright bold colours, pastels, and even gold and silver. It is also possible to find cards with cut out front panels, which can be used to hold arts and crafts
items such as completed cross stitch panels.
There are many arts and crafts
items which can be used to decorate homemade cards, and buying range of materials will provide more options for personalisation. Coloured card and paper can create borders, backgrounds and many other design effects. It is even possible to find glitter card, and some has a self-adhesive back. This makes it easy to cut out shapes, letters and numbers, and then simply peel off the backing and stick the paper where it is desired. Textures can be added in the form of felt shapes, feathers and sequins, and 3D elements such as pom-poms can also work well. Stickers are easy to apply, and can be bought in a range of colours, shapes and finishes. Simple bright shapes such as stars and hearts can be found, as well as more detailed images. Seasonal stickers can be great for themed arts and crafts
such as making Christmas cards, and many stickers can also be found with metallic or glittery effects.
It is possible to find greetings cards for many occasions such as birthdays and Christmas, which have ready-printed designs for children to colour in. This will require either felt tipped pens or crayons, which can be found in a variety of colours and finishes.
Creating arts and crafts
for a special occasion is easy with card making, and seasonal cards can be created with specially designed arts and crafts items. Shaped ready to decorate cards can be found, in the shape of baubles or Christmas trees for example. There are also a variety of Christmas themed stickers and felt shapes which can be added to cards. Metallic and sparkly items may be appropriate, and glitter glue pens can be bought to add sparkly writing to the front of cards. Finding envelopes in a corresponding colour can also be a good idea, and children may even wish to decorate the outside of the envelope. Flat decorations such as felt shapes, coloured paper and card, and sequins can be the most practical on envelopes, and for Christmas cards colours such as gold, red and green are often appropriate. Cards for other occasions such as motherís day could be decorated with stick on gems to create flowers, and there are even card kits available which use sewing threads to create border patterns and unique handmade designs for many occasions.