Even in our digital, fast paced world, sending and receiving cards has never gone out of fashion.
Sending a card says so much more than a text or an email.
After all, you have to go out and buy a card, and then take the time and trouble to write and post it.
A hand made card takes that one step further. Making your own cards, or indeed buying one that someone else has crafted, ensures that the recipient opens a unique message that contains extra thought and care.
This leaf card is an example of that, and is a hybrid of knitting and card making.
Read on to find out how to make your own.
How to make a cute hand knit leaf card
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The leaf on this card was hand knit using our easy leaf knitting pattern.
We used Noro silk garden lite yarn and knit the leaf using 4.5mm needles. Any double knitting or aran thickness yarn would work well for a card sized leaf.
The knitted leaf was then simply attached to a plain card using some sticky adhesive pads. You could alternatively use any glue or a glue gun to do this.
The lettering was done using a stencil.
I am no card making expert and believe that stamped lettering would have worked much better here.
If you don’t knit but like the ‘don’t leaf me’ idea, you could purchase hand made knit or crochet leaves instead of making them yourself.
Hand made cards are a great item to sell
This card, and indeed hand made cards in general, are great things to sell to make a little extra money.
Etsy is a great place to check out for hand made card ideas, whether you want to sell them or just gift to friends and family.
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