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Beachy DIY Cards for Any Occasion

Card making was always one of my favorite crafts and to this day I love to make (and receive) handmade cards. If you’re the same way or are just new to card making, than this is one way to make your own DIY cards that are sure to impress!

Set of coastal themed DIY cards on a kitchen counter including teal seahorse, fish and a white conch

These handmade greeting cards are perfect for just about any occasion, whether it’s for a birthday, baby shower, mother’s day or just as a thank you note. Shown here are the clownfish, seahorse, conch seashell but the template includes seven additional beach inspired patterns to choose from. They were originally intended for making these no-sew felt ornament patterns but can easily be used for other creations! Using paper instead of felt and changing out the colors as you like, gives them a completely new look and different purpose.

Beautiful handmade beach themed greeting card of a teal seahorse on a black texture notecard

For more paper crafting options, head over to our free printables page; which includes a bunch of different nature-inspired templates for making note cards, place cards, gift tags and other fun and free printable art.

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ocean life felt ornament patterns on etsy

Instructions for Making DIY Cards:

Print out the patterns from the ocean inspired no-sew felt pattern template on regular paper. Use the pattern to cut out the individual pieces using cardstock in the colors of your choosing.

Glue the individual pieces together using double sided tape and/or craft glue following the instructions in the template.

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To create the base of the note card, cut the cardstock paper to 5 ½” x 8 ½” size.

Fold paper in half lengthwise and form a crease along the folded edge. Alternatively, you can use a paper cutter with a scorer to form the crease.

Attach it to the front of folded card using double sided tape, glue or spacers for a 3D effect (like I did here). These are just some left over rubber stamp clippings I had from my scrap booking days:)

diy cards

Repeat these steps to create as many cards as you like. You can purchase the right sized envelopes here or stay tuned for a video we’ll be sharing soon on how to make your own envelopes. And there you have it, your beautiful beach-themed notecards are ready to go! Make a bunch in advance so you’re never without when you need them.

These cut outs also make adorable gift tags, instructions on those coming soon in an upcoming post.

Woman holding a gift bag with a handmade teal seahorse gift tag

Can’t get enough of the beach? Well, I can’t say that I blame you! Check out this DIY beach themed pillows along with this list of the best DIY beach decor ideas for Summer. And if there’s no time left for DIYs, you can find our favorite coastal home decor finds on Amazon.

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Adorable handmade beach-themed DIY cards perfect for any occasion

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Saturday 1st of September 2018

Beautifully creative and talent.

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