This is months late in posting, but I didn't want to miss sharing my homemade Birthday card for my husband. I tend to make my own cards for Nathan as I think it lends a personal touch to the celebration. This year I decided to draw a retro robot; my husband is very mechanically inclined and I thought this would be very fitting for him. My son really liked the card too and kept trying to hold it and color it before I even got a chance to give it to Nathan.
My trick for making my own cards is to find a random envelope and cut cardstock with a fold to fit inside said envelope. I, then, decorate as desired. Sometimes I look up photos for inspiration and sketch my design in pencil with a final draft in pen, marker, or colored pencil. Besides being cheaper than a store-bought card, the recipient know that thought and feeling went into it. Nathan actually framed one of my cards and hung it next to his work computer.