Use Cookie Cutters to “Write Shapes” on Greeting Cards!

I’ve been doing so much letter writing the last 2 months (my husband is at USMC Boot Camp and I’ve been writing him a letter every day) 

I am one of those people who just can’t stand buying cards. I prefer to make them. Before we got married, my husband and I made it a tradition to create personal cards for each other instead of buying pre-made ones. I treasure all those hand made cards. It’s really romantic, actually. 🙂
So with all my letter writing these last weeks, I’ve been having fun coming up with card designs. One idea that I came up with was to use a cookie cutter as a template for “writing a shape” on the front of the card.
You don’t have to use a cookie cutter though. Just draw and then cut out your shape on a sheet of paper. 
The cookie cutter part is just to make it easier for people who hate freehand drawing. 🙂
Here is how I made my Heart Card:
Super easy! 
You can make it personal or fill it with a poem or verse. Think of all the shape possibilities! They are only limited by the shapes you can come up with!
Have fun!

thank you for stopping by!

  1. Grace Vivian

    March 19th, 2013 at 3:21 am

    So smart, love this idea! <3

  2. Hannah Hathaway

    March 21st, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Thanks Gracie! <3

  3. Kara

    March 26th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Great idea! I wrote my husband everyday while he was in bootcamp also:)

  4. cindy

    July 18th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Love your idea!! will be great with a christmas tree shape!! Thank you!! Cindy

  5. Mel @ Trailing After God

    September 24th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    That is a great idea! I'm going to save it for my kids class Thursday night at church. They will love this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Shereen Travels Cheap

    September 24th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I love this! I may just start my Christmas cards early now.

  7. Jill Pounds

    October 31st, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    What a creative idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Hannah

    October 31st, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    No problem! 🙂

  9. Tammy Chappell

    March 24th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Hannah, I was wondering if you might know how to do this in Photoshop. I am attempting to get this sort of effect…

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/109795158/teacher-gift-retirement-thank-you-gift?ref=shop_home_active_10

  10. Hannah

    April 17th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Other than manually spacing your text, I am not sure how to do that in Photoshop. Sorry! XOXO

  11. Anonymous

    September 24th, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Such a simple, meaningful card idea. I wonder, though, why in pencil first, then pen, then erase? Have you used a specific paper? Card stock? Again, very nice. Sue Griffore

  12. Hannah @ We Lived Happily Ever After

    September 24th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    The pencil is just a way for people to make sure all their text fits in. So in other words, it's a draft version. Hope that helps! 🙂

  13. Anonymous

    February 2nd, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I love this idea! It would work for special cards to anyone. Thank you for sharing. May your husband and those around him stay safe.

  14. Hannah @ We Lived Happily Ever After

    February 4th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you!

  15. Michele Reynolds

    February 7th, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I <3 your heart card! Pinned

  16. Ingryd

    June 14th, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I love all your posts! You're such a creative person! 😀

  17. veecee

    September 11th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Simple but brilliant idea…..just found you via Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Bernie Juracek

    February 19th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Very cool idea!!! I hope you and your marine are still going strong!

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