I am of the belief that the joy of receiving something personal to you doesn’t go away when you grow past the age of wearing those headbands emblazoned with your name. If you weren’t a 90s kid then you might not know what one of these is, but in my day they were all the rage:
When I make birthday cards I often like to personalise it with the friend’s name on it, so I have started getting creative with how to do so. Here are a couple of my latest designs that I think worked quite well.
One of my best friends from home is a costume assistant for film and tv and so I thought I would run with that theme and include a haberdashery element on her personalised card.
I had these little alphabet beads which you can find in most craft shops but also in pound/euro shops and I just threaded them onto a needle and cotton.
It was quite lucky that she has a shortish name because any longer and it wouldn’t have fitted on the needle.
The other card is a variation on this theme because I really liked this spotty paper which came in a big pack of all kinds of different pretty papers. This time I used more square-shaped beads to write out the name.
I like that the letters on the square beads appear on all four edges so when you open the envelope you can already see your name.
Has anyone got any ideas of how to make cards more personal to the recipient?