How to Make a Job Card

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When a friend or loved one gets a new job, it is a time for celebration. Make a customized greeting card to congratulate your friend by using a few simple craft supplies and a pithy quote from famous poets such as Robert Frost: "The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office." You will bring good wishes and get a few laughs with a creative, congratulatory card.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 sheet of card stock (8.5 X 11 and color of your choice)
  • 1 package of border stickers
  • Decorative craft embellishments of your choice
  • 1 bottle of craft glue
  • 1 paint pen (color of your choice)
  • Fold the 8.5 by 11 sheet of card stock in half horizontally.

  • Turn the folded card vertically. Peel off several border stickers and gently press them onto the front of the card. One good way to do this is to place two border stickers vertically on the card face. Place one on the left and one on the right of the card. Use a pair of scissors to snip off excess sticker if it is longer than the card.

  • Embellish the front of the card with decorative craft elements. You do not want to embellish too much because the job quote likely will take up much of the card's cover. However, you can glue a decorative button, a faux jewel or a three-dimensional sticker related to an office or workspace--such as a coffee mug or a briefcase--onto the corner of the card.

  • Pick out a quote about getting a new job. Consider using a humorous quote. See the References section for some examples. A few to consider: "Your business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids. This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting," by Scott Adams or "To kill time, a committee meeting is the perfect weapon," by an unknown author.

  • Write the quote on the front of the card using a paint pen of your choice.

  • Open the card and write "Congratulations on your new job!" followed by a personal message. It is important to write a message that is sincere and heartfelt. Consider including your hopes for your friend as he or she begins this new venture. Do not forget to sign your name.

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