Greeting Card Series: Collage Design

Well, I must say that I’m a happy camper because yesterday’s run (35 minutes) felt way better that how it’s been lately. I only stopped twice for water, no chin splints flare-ups and no need to take a breather. It felt great. It’s amazing what a little more rest can do. After that, I left with a more positive outlook on my running prospects this year, so I signed up for my first race in a little over a month, the We Run Lucky Run 10k. Whoop! I did talk to the organizers and they said I could move down to the 5k if needed, so I’ll keep that in mind. I don’t want to go messing myself up without reason.

If you’re not tired of greeting card designs, well I got more for you. We’re going back to preschool with a little cut, paste and glue technique. Pretty simple.

Collage Greeting Cards plus envelopes

Here’s what you need:

  • heavy white cardstock
  • colored lighter cardstock
  • glue, stick or white
  • scraps of paper or magazine pages
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • permanent fine marker/pen

Collage Greeting Cards materials

Draw a sketch of your designs. I made three in this case: birthday candles, a cupcake and ties for father’s day.

Collage Greeting Cards design

Cut each design to use as stencil to cut the colored/textured paper with. I cut out the ties from random scrapbooking paper.

Collage Greeting Cards stencil cutout

All the same shape, different colors, but still coordinating.

Collage Greeting Cards ties

The candles and cupcake were cut from magazines, Golf Digest in this case.

Collage Greeting Cards candle stencil

I kept the candles in the same color scheme, but different textures.

Collage Greeting Cards candles

For the cupcake lining, I used the same piece of green section from the magazine to keep it uniform.

Collage Greeting Cards cupcake

Glue each design on one side of 8.5×5.5 white cardstock. And remember to write your message as well.

Collage Greeting Cards

As always and detailed in previous posts of the series, you can add a colored memo piece inside and make a matching envelope.

Collage Greeting Cards color coordination

Have fun with the design and textures you find on magazines. As well as the color choices.

Collage Greeting Cards with envelopes

They can be as fu as you make them!

Check out the previous Greeting Card Series designs:

Collage Greeting Cards w envelopes

Have a great weekend!


  1. I really like these ideas, even I can make some neat cards. Thanks!

  2. Simple but effective. I’ve seen cards with a similar look in stores but this way, you can customize the designs and they are a lot cheaper! 🙂

    • Oh yeah! They’re more affordable too if you use cardstock scraps you might already have. I know I have tons that I just can’t seem to part with

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