Thursday, April 13, 2006

Creating Cards

Homemade cards are a great way to show people you care.

Remember how you could give your parents anything that you'd made and they'd love it? That wasn't just parental instincts. Everyone loves a gift that comes from the heart and homemade gifts are always the best.

Making cards for those near you is not only a great way to make someone's day, it's also a great way to fine-tune your scrapbooking skills and create something other than a page layout.

Creativity needs to be challenged in order to flourish, so step away from your scrapbook for awhile and make a few cards.

The best way to make cards is to create in bulk.

Be the Costco of card-making.

Why not make a few birthday cards if you have all the supplies out for one all ready?

Think of all the birthdays coming up, mother's day, father's day, weddings, baby showers, etc.

You'll be searching for a card in the not-to-distant-future and will be grateful to find a beautiful, handcrafted card ready to be addressed.

Card-making is also a great way to use up supplies.

If you have a pile of scrap paper that you can't bring yourself to throw away (and why would you?) why not use them on your cards?

Your scraps will be perfect for embellishments, titles, or even the card itself.

If you're like me, you get a lot of scrapbooking presents from people and sometimes it's hard to find a spot for all the stickers, sayings, or other odds and ends that you've accumulated over the years.

Cards are the perfect place to use them.

Got a bunch of Christmas stickers but never seem to take any photos that time of year? Use them up on Christmas Cards. People will love them and you'll use up some supplies.

Cards are fun, fast, and meaningful.

Spend some time on those closest to you and make them a gift from the heart.

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