If you still have cards in storage from years ago, why not put them to use again? If you need a quick way to send out a message to your loved ones, instead of going out to buy a pack of new postcards, try to find some old greeting cards to reuse and send. You know here, we always find a way to reuse before tossing. If you don’t save your greeting cards, here’s a simple craft to get you to start. For this 5-minute DIY, you can use birthday cards, Christmas cards, or for this example we’ll be using Valentine’s Day cards.
First, gather your supplies. You will need:
- A greeting card of your choice (the inner left page of the card should have no text on it)
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat/board
On your cutting board or mat, and with the ruler as your guide, cut down the middle of the card along the fold. You should now have two separate pieces. As you can see, the inner-left page of the card is blank. The blank side will be used for the postcard. The other side you can continue to save, or toss.
Go ahead and create your lines for the postcard with a pencil. Turn the page horizontally and after measuring to find the center, draw a vertical line down the middle of the card. Draw four horizontal lines on the right side of the line you first drew, keeping everything centered. If you need to view a postcard before drawing, do so. Go back over these lines with a pen. I used a Sharpie fine point pen and it looked great.
Now you’re ready to write your sentiments and you’re all done! You have an instant postcard you can tell the recipient that you created from another greeting card. This makes me want to send postcards to everybody, now! HAPPY DIY!