Creative Itch - card making

From August to May, during Preschool, I didn't do a SINGLE crafty thing in my scrapbook room other than school stuff. Every Sunday night, I spent hours coming up with crafts, cutting, making newsletters, and using up all my creative juice on school related projects.

So now...my creative itch is coming back, and I'm so glad! I've got SO much scrapbooking to catch up on! But before I get to that, I have to say that I've started making cards. I always thought it was a great hobby, saves tons of money and practical (not to mention, a lovely personalized gift), but I never really did it for some reason. Well, after spending $10 on 3 cards last week, I decided I could make BETTER ones at home! It's been addicting. Who doesn't love homemade gifts? I sat down and wrote out all the cards I'll be mailing out through the end of the year, and got to work! And, I don't need to spend a penny on it cause I have so many scraps/stickers/paper to last a lifetime PLUS I'm repurposing some of our old cards that I've saved over the years. How thrifty of me!

Anyway, I was so proud of these silly simple projects, I thought I'd share:

Some Anniversary Cards:

And the birthday cards:

More birthday cards, inspired by in joyful retrospect, who is WAY more talented in card making than I, you should check her out!

That's all for now, but I'll definitely be making more! My ultimate goal is to make a few generic ones as well (I love the birthday cake one - so great for extra scrap paper!), that I'll NEVER have to buy a card again! We'll see! Hope you enjoy!

And don't forget....you have until Sunday to enter my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY


Leslie Limon said...

These cards are SO cute. I used to dabble in scrapbooking when I lived in the U.S. but my stuff never looked this good. :)

Katy and Phil said...

Love these Vee! I set out a stack of 4 cards I need to make a send before Friday! We shall see if I get them done! I may steal some of your ideas!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Those look great!!! You should sell those babies!

Lourie said...

Vee, those cards are amazing! And you are absolutely right. In the long run, it is way cheaper.

Amanda said...

I agree that you should sell those...I would rather pay you $3/card vs. Hallmark!


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