Thursday, May 2, 2013

Make a Birthday Card


 I may have mentioned before how I haven't purchased a card from a store in years.  Even though I've been focusing a lot on my jewelry business, it's still something I love to do.

At one point, I attempted to sell my cards, but I couldn't compete with discount stores, and get a fair price for the work I put into them.  I stopped trying to sell them, and went back to making them as gifts for friends, and family members.  

It was a liberating decision.



This was a birthday card for a good friend at my school.  I started with my latest favorite card to work with--kraft cards.  They are so versatile--great for so many occasions.  This style would be perfect for a thank you or a just because scenario as well.

The paper I used to put my flower on was a sheet of heavyweight acrylic paper. I used scrapbook tape to adhere it and found photo corners in my stash.

The flower was punched from a fancy scrapbook paper, and the stem and leaves are cut from washi tape. 

The weighty feel of the acrylic paper makes the card feel expensive.  High impact, artful, simple and fun to create.

You CAN make a card!


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