Seasonal Crafts: Homemade Note Cards

Homemade Note Cards
Margo Letourneau

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Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can also make journal covers, book covers, or holiday wrapping paper.

Potato Printing

In these days of e-mail, faxes, and texting, communication may be instant, but not necessarily thoughtful. Store-bought cards are often very expensive. These DIY potato-printed cards are something different—and great for children, too.

Supplies

You’ll just need a few potatoes, white or colored note-card paper, and paint (poster paint, acrylic paint, or water-based inks). Pick some different sized potatoes that might fit the size of your card.

Instructions

  • Cut a large, clean potato in half with a sharp knife so it’s a clean cut. Dry surface with a paper towel.
  • Put one half of the potato in a plastic bag while you work on the other half.
  • Use a paring knife to cut out a relief design into the potato, cutting down about ¼ inch. Try heart shapes for Valentine’s Day.  Dry off any excess moisture.
  • Dip the potato in a shallow dish of the paint. Test the design on a piece of paper before printing on your cards. You could also brush the end of the potato to ensure coverage.
  • Try using different designs and colors! You don’t have to cut out a relief. You could just leave the potato end flat and stamp circles with different colors to create penguins, snowmen, eggs, and silly monsters.
  • A potato stamp can be kept for several days wrapped in plastic and refrigerated.

Now it’s time to write your letter!  Here are a few tips on how to write a proper thank you letter.

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