One of the earliest crafts I ever remember doing is making cards. I think it is affordable and easy to do with so much variety, and why my parents started me on this one.
I started making cards mainly using rubber stamps. As crafty as I am, I have never been able to draw, so I doubt I made many like that. I can still remember walking around the stamp store and just being amazed and wanting them all. For some reason, I think my first sets were flowers, Easter, and Christmas themed.
My card-making journey continues. I still love making bespoke cards for people, whether it is for a birthday, Christmas, or another occasion. It makes the day seem even more special. My parents always eagerly await my cards, and my dad says it is one of his favourite things at Christmas is seeing what I have come up with.
I still have loads of rubber stamps, and luckily they now come, so you can attach them to an acrylic block, so I can have even more. Some of my favourite sets come with matching dies to cut the shape in my Cricut Cuttlebug. But I also use other techniques for my cards such as calligraphy, photos, Cricut, which you can see and read about it the links.
I don’t think you can go wrong with a handmade card. Even if not your best work, it shows you really thought of someone and put the time in.
Some days, when it comes to cards, I get an absolute block on creativity. I don’t like people receiving similar cards, like my nieces for example. Every card I like unique. But that’s a lot of pressure. So I walk away when I get stuck, or make some generic ones should I need them in the future.
I’m already starting to think about my 2021 Christmas cards. I’m not a last-minute crafter if I can help it. But trying to decide which skill to put to use for them. And of course, I have a number of birthday cards to sort too.
Do you make cards? If so, let me know how you got into in the comments.