Quick Message Cards

If you’re looking for a card in a hurry, these speedy designs will tick all the right boxes!

Quick Message Cards

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. For the blue card, make a narrow, horizontal card blank from blue card, then put to one side. Choose your message – we found three word phrases or messages work best – then type the message repeatedly in a small text box in your chosen colour and font, mixing uppercase, lowercase and italic words for an interesting effect.
  2. Print out the message panel and cut out neatly using a knife and metal ruler, or paper trimmer. Arrange the panel in the bottom right-hand corner of the card and affix in place with Glue Dots.
  3. Apply a strip of self-adhesive gems around the edge of the panel, as shown. Create interest across the rest of the card by drawing on doodle patterns with a silver marker pen and leave to dry.
  4. The red card is made in exactly the same way, using a different message, font and colour. We left the rest of the card clear for this design to give it a simple, fresh look.

Top Tip

Try highlight some of the letters in the message with a glitter pen, or adding an outline to some of the characters with gold or silver marker.