Handmade Hello Card


Handmade Hello Card - follow this tutorial to make a quick and cute handmade card


Hi there! I’m Ali, and I’m here for the first time from Home Crafts by Ali. I don’t live near my family and quite a few of my friends. To keep in touch, I like to have a stash of cards on hand to send out in the mail. I think people love it when they open the mailbox and see a special envelope.  I have a pile of these handmade hello cards just waiting to be sent out.

Grab your supplies, get crafting, and you will have a cute card in about 10 minutes.

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Supplies Needed

smooth cardstock – 8.5 x 11
pretty scrapbook papers (Hobby Lobby has a wonderful selection)
paper trimmer
Glue Dots
washi tape or ribbon
hello stamp and stamp pad
gel pens

Handmade Hello Card - photos detailing the steps to making this cute handmade card



  1. Cut your smooth cardstock piece in half the wide way to be 4.25 x 5.5 inch. Fold that piece in half so the creased edge is at the top of the card.
  2. Trim your decorative paper to be 5 inches wide and about 3 inches in height. The height will depend on how large your stamp and washi tape or ribbon are.
  3. Lightly ink the edges of your decorative paper. That gives a little definition to the paper and helps it stand out against the cardstock.
  4. On the back side of your decorative paper, place a glue dot in the corners. Put the paper onto your cardstock so there is an evenly spaced border at the top and sides, with quite a bit of space left blank at the bottom of the front of the card.
  5. Line up the washi tape along the bottom edge of your decorative paper, apply it smoothly so there aren’t any air bubbles underneath.
  6. Place your oh-so-cute sticker (owls for me because I love them!) above your washi tape.
  7. Use your light colored stamp pad to stamp your “hello” on the bottom of the card. This step is optional if you are a pro at hand lettering.
  8. Trace over the stamped “hello” with a glitter or metallic gel pen. There are so many options out there for colors and the added specialties. Mine is metallic, but I think next time I will use my stardust pens.

That’s it! You have a cute card ready to send to your family or friends. I’m sure they would love to get a nice surprise in their mailbox!

Close up photo of finished handmade hello card showing the cute owl embellishment

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a great time making up one, or a bunch, of these cute cards. Pick your pretty papers, your colorful embellishments, and have fun!

~Happy Crafting and I will see you again soon!

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Ali grew up in lush, green Western Washington and now lives among the mountains in Utah. She has two daughters that keep her busy, but while they are at school she takes the time to get out her craft supplies and create new projects. She enjoys DIY projects that are thrifty and loves making a new wreath for each season or holiday. She loves being creative, whether it's in her craft room, the kitchen, or behind her camera. On her blog, Home Crafts by Ali, she likes to share her sewing, painting, recipes, decor projects, and landscape photography.

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  1. These are adorable! I’ve never heard of inking the sides of the paper. Now I’m doing to try!

  2. These cards are super cute! Our family does not live near either. They wold love to receive a cute card like this from us.