This is a really effective way of creating a simple handmade Christmas card. You don’t even have to be good at sewing – just mark up your card, thread your needle and away you go!


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This is a really cute card for a guy – especially if he has glasses!

Why we love it:
  • This card has a really “cute” feel about it that celebrates wearing glasses. 
  • This card would be relatively easy to make yourself – plastic glasses such as these are readily available at discount stores (often in the toy/novelty section). Goggly eyes and bow are available at any craft/haberdashery store. 
  • You could print, write or stamp the text. 
  • Have some fun with the border on the card by using patterned paper, ribbons or even a strip of sequins. You could also experiment by using different coloured cards (instead of white). 
  • To create a female version of this card, simply add eye lashes and fuller, coloured lips and/or hair. 


This fun greeting card could be used for any occasion – birthday, anniversary, Thank You card…

Why we love it:
  • This sophisticated, neutral colour scheme would work well for a guy. 
  • The combination of pattern and plain card adds texture and interest to the card. 
  • Introduce pops of colour to this card with coloured beads or sequins. The neutral-coloured background will carry just about any colour. 
  • You can customise your message to suit your recipient/occasion, or use stamps or stickers to create the letters. 

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HANDMADE CARD OF THE WEEK: Mr Fix It card for DIY enthusiasts

Know a guy who loves his DIY? This is the perfect birthday or Father’s Day card for ‘handy’ blokes. 

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Why we love it:
  • This is possibly one of the cutest cards we’ve seen. We love the addition of the googly eyes that ‘bring the tools to life!’
  • This card could be used for either a man’s birthday or Father’s Day. 
  • You can play around with different colours and patterns for the background of the card. 

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HANDMADE CARD OF THE WEEK: Stripe and heart card

Keeping it simple is always a great idea when it comes to handmade cards, especially if you’re new to the craft. This nautical-inspired striped card is an excellent example of simple executed to perfection…

Why we love it:
  • This is a striking card that would suit anyone for any occasion. The blue and red colours work particularly well for a man, and you can tailor your message to suit your recipient. 
  • You could experiment with paper in different colours, textures, and patterns. 
  • The heart motif is really cute, but you could use any shape – stars, flowers, or even buttons for a 3D effect. Check out the craft section in your local discount store for scrap-booking trinkets.