How to Make a DIY Anniversary Card

Cards come in handy during different occasions, celebrations, times, during periods of festivities, and for many other reasons. Many times, when the need for a card arises, people set out to look for them in shops where they are sold.

On getting there, getting a card that contains the exact words they have in mind is usually a problem. And when the card with the words they desire cannot be found, they settle for less because they have run out of options. Has this ever happened to you? If yes, it’s time to learn how to do it yourself. Being able to do it yourself comes with lots of advantages.

1.) You get to convey the exact words you have in mind just the way you want it.

2.) It would be more special to the receiver. A card done by the sender is usually more appreciated by the receiver than a card bought by the sender. This is because the receiver understands that the sender put in personal effort, time, and energy in making the card.

How to Make a DIY Anniversary Card

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Pair of scissors
  • A writing utensil
  • A small ruler
  • A dull knife (butter knife)
  • A glue stick
  • A small ribbon
  • A pencil


Fold your paper into a card form.

This is necessary if you are using a full piece of paper. If you are using a pre-folded card, this would not be necessary. To fold your paper into a card form and give it a crisp edge, here is what you would do.

Use your ruler and measure your horizontal paper. You are to measure the horizontal center of the card from two places that are near the bottom and near the top.  

Mark the center of the paper with a pencil in both places. A dot would be just fine. After doting both places, use your ruler and pencil and connect the dots with a straight line from top to bottom. Do not hard press the pencil. Make the line as light as possible.

To give the card a nice crisp fold, place your ruler next to the centerline that you have just drawn. Then use your butter knife to firmly (but not too hard) into the paper so that the knife’s indention would be made on the paper. This is known as scoring the card. After doing this, your paper would have a crisp fold.

After scoring, gently erase the pencil mark on the paper.

Fold the card carefully along the already scored line. After that, use the spine of a book or a bone folder if you have one to flatten the fold. Do it carefully.

After doing the above, you would have a crisply folded paper that looks exactly like those bought in a store. If this fails, try creating a card on a free design website such as Canva.