One of my favorite past times is making cards. I love pouring over Pinterest and scrapbooking magazines to find ideas so that I can duplicate them. Many times, I am looking to use certain colors or a theme and use the ideas I find as a springboard. Sometimes, I have enough of the materials that I can duplicate the card almost exactly, but most of the time, not so much.
Did I just admit to not really having much creativity in my own card making?
Hmm . . .
At any rate, I thought I would share a few of those cards with you. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Although, I can let you know up front that I do not keep notes on materials I use. If you are interested in a particular stamp or die cut, I can probably dig up mine to give you a manufacturer/company name. Most of the paper I use is plain cardstock, but I do love My Mind's Eye brand of papers. I buy them in packs usually 6X6. But I have been known to buy a 12X12 paper pack from time to time. I almost always purchase paper, ribbon and embellishments from Hobby Lobby. Also, I find most everything either on sale or in the clearance section of their craft and card making dept.
The first few cards are birthday cards from what I call The Yellow Collection. On account of literally.
The next few are cards given to the masculine members of my family.
I believe these were all thank you cards. As you can see, they are more feminine in design.
These next three were cards are ones that I made for my children this past Valentine's Day. It is so funny to see their faces when they get cards from me for Valentine's Day. We had an entire discussion about the various kinds of love and how WE are choosing to celebrate, not just romantic love, but the love for family members and friends. We even gave goody bags to those we especially wanted to remind that they are thought of fondly.
These last couple of cards are my favorite. Classic in look, design and color. ::sigh:: Makes me happy, happy, happy!
Well, that's what I've been up to lately. Please feel free to share cards that you have made or even random things that you have been doing to keep busy these cold, cold days of winter.
Counting it all joy,