Making Handmade Cards

When I first start to make cards, it normally will start with the papers I want to use. Is it a theme, such as a birthday….. Is it something basic like flowers or stripes that you can add other sayings with? This is where…

Picking Out Stamps To Use

When I start to pick out stamps to use – I don’t just look at the set and decide if I like it – to buy it!!!  I look at the stamp or set I would be purchasing, and I think about how many…

That “One” Stamp – Used Different Ways

When you purchase a stamp, there are different things you should ask yourself before you buy it…   Is it a stamp you can use over and over again, or is it just for one use only?  (Birthday vs invitation) Do you have other stamps…

Going Through Your Paper Scraps –

What do you do with your scraps of paper used from other projects – do you throw them away, or do you keep each piece?  I have found over the years to keep it all – even the small strip’s of paper so I…

Card Making Money Saving Tips

I have been making cards for the past 25 years – and have learned a lot along the way!  Not only when it comes to creating beautiful cards, but also in saving money when it comes to purchasing supplies too!  I don’t spend a…

Thinking of You Cards –

Thinking of you cards can be for so many different things – because someone is having a hard time, or just because you want them to know you care and are “thinking about them”.  This is one of the final categories I tend to…

Thank You Cards –

Have you ever thought about “thank you” cards?  Do you like to receive them – or is it simply a forgotten “thing” from days long ago, because we have Facebook, and Twitter, and other ways to converse with people?!?!  I think it is simply…

Note Cards –

Note cards are probably my favorite type of cards to create, for many reasons.  You can use background papers – adding die cut shapes, punches, stamps if you have them, stickers, as well as ribbon, brads or eyelets, buttons, or other fun items to…

Just Because Cards –

Cards made “just because” – the funnest cards to make for sure!  You don’t have to worry about a “theme” – just make fun cards…for people when you want to give them a card!  Different than note cards, these cards have a bit of…

Get Well Soon –

It’s not fun to get sick – we all know THAT!  Life also doesn’t give you a notice, oh hey, by the way – next Tuesday you are going to wake up and be as sick as a dog…or have something happen, life usually…