Handmade Japanese Linen Greeting Cards by Kalli Halpern

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Handmade Japanese linen greeting cards inspired by Japanese weaving

Cards Inspired by Japanese Weaving

We love to see what customers are doing with our papers, particularly when it’s something interesting and offbeat like these custom handmade greeting cards by Kalli Halpern.

Inspired by Japanese weaving, they are appropriately made with our Japanese linen card stock and a variety of other unique specialty papers from LCI Paper.

Below, learn how these cards are made and learn more about Kalli and her card making hobby.

When you’re ready to make your own view our selection of standard greeting card sizes.


Stack of textured Japanese linen card stock

1. Pick a Japanese Linen & Cut to Size

Begin by picking a Japanese linen for the base of the card and cut it to preferred size. Cards shown are A2, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Add embellishment to Japanese linen card stock to make unique greeting card

2. Add an Embellishment

The fun part, choose and glue on your embellishments! For example sake, here we kept it simple with a stamp and button, but like Kalli, you can get very creative.

Personal messages may be added to the design or written on the back of the card.

(Japanese linen color shown is Sea Green.)

Use a colored pencil to give Japanese linen textured card stock a woven look

3. Color in the Texture

Next, use a sharp colored pencil to color along the texture of the paper. This provides the woven cloth look.

Hand made Japanese linen card with complementary envelope

4. Pair with an Envelope

Finally, pair with an A2 envelope size 4 3/8 x 5 3/4.

(Envelope shown is Euro Flap Gmund Colors Matt Cobblestone Gray.)





Thank you, Kalli, for sharing your hand made card idea with us. If you have any questions or would like to share a creative design of your own, shoot us an email or give us a call!


About Kalli Halpern

After years of art gallery duties, Kalli is enjoying her retirement in East Lansing, Michigan. Along with her card making hobby, she is a member of Cherish the Arts – a group of artists who host an annual invitational show by and for Michigan artists.


Array of Japanese linen cards by Kalli Halpern

Colorful array of Japanese linen cards

Hand made Japanese linen cards inspired by Japanese woven cloth

Close up of Japanese linen cards and Japanese woven table runner

Japanese linen cards by Kalli Halpern with matching colorful envelopes

Cards paired with colorful Gmund Colors Matt envelopes

Japanese linen cards by Kalli Halpern with matching colorful envelopes

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