Eid greeting cards are a great way to send a little holiday cheer to your loved ones both far and near. Homemade cards add a touch of originality and adds a personal touch to the messages you want to send. You can get really fancy and use some of the card making equipment listed here or you can use four simple supplies: scissors, card stock, gel pens and glue. Either way your bound to create some pretty fantastic Eid cards that are sure to wow your family and friends!
This is a pop-up Eid greeting card that I made with a friend of mine’s daughter last year. She made it for her mom a couple of months before Ramadan and left it at my house so she could surprise her mother with it. We had a good time together making her mom’s card. I was able to show her how to use the Cuddlebug which she really enjoyed.
To make this card you will need:
a rolling-pin, can or something shaped like a cylinder
plain colored card stock
thin yard or floss
white card stock or poster board
gel pens or a regular pen
a hole puncher or a cuttlebug
How to make it:
Take your white card stock or poster board and fold it in half. Use a rolling-pin or something shaped like a cylinder to roll over the fold to make a nice crisp fold.
Cut four rectangular pieces out of the fold and fold them to the inside as you see in the picture above and below.
Take your colorful card stock and cut out balloons. We used my friends Cuttlebug but if you do not have one you can use a milk bottle top or something circular to trace out a balloon on paper and then punch a hole in the bottom.
After your done cutting out your balloons, cut out a small strip of paper into a rectangle. Fold it into fourths and then glue it to the back of the balloons as you see in the above photo. Put some glue on the top part of the paper that is sticking up and then glue the balloons to your card.
Loop some floss or yarn through the holes of your balloons. Then cut around the edges of the card stock so it lines up with the balloons. Tape bottom of the string to the back of the card stock.
This is how it will look when your done:
Altogether you should have three bunches of balloons, one big one for the front and two for the back. Next thing to do is glue them in place. We decided to add a little card that said Eid Mubarak. The very last thing that your going to do is glue another piece of card stock to the back of your card. Trim edges if they don’t line up exactly.
The above is our finished project. I think it came out very nice, Alhumdulilah. Aminah and I had fun making it and she reported back that her mom loved it. Mission accomplished. 🙂
Do you make Eid greeting cards for your friends and family? Or do you purchase yours from one of the many talented brothers and sisters in our Ummah? If so, who do you buy them from? Inquiring minds want to know, so tell us in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by!