Creative Cards

September 26, 2010 at 9:24 AM Leave a comment

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I remember, as a child, making cards for those special people in my life using a box of crayons and a blank piece of paper.  They always seemed to be greatly appreciated.  As an adult, I still like to give cards to special people in my life…and what made me think I couldn’t make them anymore?  Somehow, I felt as if a handmade card wasn’t as good as a store-bought one – that a store-bought one somehow had a higher rank in terms of genuine thoughtfulness and effort as perceived by the receiver.  Silly me.  I have found over and over again that people really appreciate the handmade cards and will actually thank me just for the card, with or without a gift.

With the price of cards today, it really is worth it just to make your own. It also shows a great deal of thoughtfulness. A couple of packs of coordinating cardstock, a favorite set of stamps, and an ink pad or two can go a really long way in terms of stretching the dollar. With these few supplies, I can make a plethora of different designs.  You could too!  Free ideas are plentiful on the internet if you’re not feeling too crafty when you sit down to make one for someone special. 

I made this card for my aunt’s birthday using a technique called “reverse spotlighting”. It required 3 colors of cardstock, a circle punch, 1 flower stamp, 1 phrase stamp (or you can just print something off on your computer), and 2 colors of ink. Simple really. Fun, too!


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