October 27, 2011
I love making cards. I make cards for people’s birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, sympathy, and to say "Thank You." Toward the end of each month, I sit down with pad and paper, and write down known events for the next month. Then, I draw up card ideas for each event.
I use several sources to help give me inspiration for design and colors. I own several books, like A Card a Day, Cardmaker’s Sketch Book: Birthday Celebrations by Tanya Fox, and Simply Beautiful Greeting Cards by Heidi Boyd. I also check out books from the library. Just looking through the catalog while I was writing this blog, I put the following items on hold: I Love Card making by Amy Gooda, Complete Practical Guide to Card-Making by Cheryl Owen, 175 Fresh Card Ideas by Kimber McGray, and 1000 Handmade Greetings by Laura McFadden.
I also watch YouTube videos on card making techniques, which often give me links to bloggers who make cards and have a gallery of cards that they have made. Various companies that sell products that can be used for card making also often have galleries of ideas using their products. I think I have as much fun looking at the various card ideas and techniques as I do making the cards themselves.
The best part about making cards is the joy that it seems to give people to receive something that they know took me some time to make, just for them.
Blue Ridge Branch