I love to make my own cards for all occassions (ex. birthdays, anniversaries, christmas, valentines, etc). It’s a fun hobby that my daughter loves to participate in.

My favorite size for cards is 4″ x 6″. There are several reasons why I like to make cards this size:
1.  Standard scrapbooking paper is sold in 12″ x 12″ sheet sizes. If I fold a scrapbooking sheet in 1/2 then make two cuts 4″ apart, I then have three 4″ x 6″ cards! How easy is that!

2.  I came up with a great way of storing these cards as well. I place them in a photo album meant for 4″ x 6″ photos. By placing your cards in a photo album, this keeps the cards flat, gives the cards extra pressure for any adhesive that is drying, and is a great way to show off your cards to friends and family.
3.  My favorite envelope for sending these cards out is a clear plastic sleeve. The US post office will accept them and they are resealable. It’s also neat to get a card in the mail this way as the art work you have created is visible right away and showcased.