Simple card-making

Crafting really is a labour of love.  It isn’t usually cost effective, and it always takes time.

But cards are one area that can defy the usual limitations.

I make cards because I like to give something personal, but the reality is they are inexpensive and often more convenient that going to a card store.

I keep a pack of blank cards and envelopes at home (they were $20 for 50 cards and envelopes at the Stitches and Craft Show, but you could probably get them for even less), and there’s no limit to how many times a stamp and ink pad can be used.  The stamps in these examples I have literally been using since I was a child!

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I can make them in just a few minutes, even late at night on the day before I need them.  Convenient!

Of course, you can do much more complex designs, and use layers of paper, embossing, watercolours, felt pens, whatever.  But a great card can be as simple as this.  I know it’s the kind of thing I’d be thrilled to receive.

If you’ve never tried making a card before – or haven’t made one since you were a child – give it a go.  There’s a beautiful simplicity in it, and it’s the kind of practical creativity that can brighten up your day in just a few moments.

jf

One thought on “Simple card-making

  1. Thank you for following me.

    I have a small stamp set that I use to make recipe cards with. I still write my recipes on 4 x 6 recipe cards. I guess it is sorta the Martha Steward in me. I figure the grand kids will enjoy having hand written recipe cards some day.

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