This is a guest post in the series CREATE Mental Health.Â All week we will be exploring how different people use creativity to create and maintain mental health.Â Today’s post is by Jessica Taylor, of the blog Ink It Up! with Jessica.Â Welcome, Jessica!
Making your own cards does not require an entire afternoon and a room full of craft supplies.Â Here’s how to make a quick and easy card that will have you feeling crafty when you’re done:
Begin by gathering your supplies.Â Paper, rubber stamps, ink, punches, adhesive… whatever you have on hand.
Patterned paper gives your card a quick, fun design.Â Cut a piece to fit on the front of your card and tape it into place.Â (No patterned paper?Â Try wrapping paper!)
Use a rubber stamp and ink to stamp a greeting.Â (No stamp and ink?Â Print out a greeting from your computer.)
Punch out your greeting and a piece of coordinating paper to layer behind it.
“Making cards always lifts my spirits and gives me a sense of accomplishment.Â Plus, I know that sending a card to someone will make their day too!”