The Cards I've Been Making Lately

 Other than my Christmas Cards, I feel like it has been ages since I've done anything creative with my paper decorating supplies.  I dragged out all my cardstocks, stamps, and tools for a full day of card making recently and I had so much fun.

I do have to apologize that some of my photos aren't the greatest; we have been having some really dark and stormy days and the lighting has been a real struggle. 

The first card is my favorite!  I loved the "new" fold and the fun gingham background as well as this simple and adorable stamp that I rarely think to use. 




The second card was less cute and more grown up since it was for my mother.  While her favorite color is blue, I do associate yellow with her quite frequently and for her birthday in particular since she loves lemon cake. 



I really wanted to use my new stamp set for the last card and while I think it's cute, I do feel like it needs something a bit "more" to really make it special.  But I have learned in my 20+ years of cardmaking that not every card can wow and sometimes good enough just has to be good enough. 


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  1. Adorable! You are so creative

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  2. A day of making cards does sound like fun. What fab creations, they really are cute x

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I'm already plotting what cards I can make next.

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  3. I wish I was more crafty. These are great!

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  4. They are pretty! I pivoted into cards from jewelry and it's nice to have a craft that I can just give away and not feel like it's an imposition. (hey wear these earrings I made I have 10 pair more want them?)

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    1. LOL! I have dabbled in the jewelry arts too. I love handmade earrings and crafts.

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  5. Lovely cards Joanne - it's a great way to be creative on a small scale. I've been getting into collaging and have just discovered neurographical art (I've put a couple of my attempts up on my cresting the hill FB page). It's really good to be using both sides of our brains.

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    1. Thank you! The psychology major in me loves that neurographical art is even a thing!!

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  6. Those cards are more than good enough Joanne. I just love seeing these. I used to make cards and would go to classes. But when we downsized, I gave all of my supplies to a friend since I wasn't doing it as much. It's so creative and fun though.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I have almost given away my supplies several times but after a few months (or even a year away from it) I end up picking it right back and up and I'm always so glad I kept them... though they do take up a lot of space.

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  7. Joanne,
    So pretty!! You are very talented!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Those are so cute, Joanne! I'm one of those people who doesn't like getting cards because I feel so guilty when I toss them! I'd feel extra guilty getting one of these!

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    1. I have rarely kept cards of any kind-- and always toss the ones I make for my husband and boys after a few weeks of them being on display!

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  9. Oh they are so lovely, especially the ones with the sheep's.

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    1. So funny, that was my least favorite! Hearing that helps me feel so much better about it.

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  10. What fun! I really like the third one - I have such a soft spot for sheep!!:)

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    1. Thank you! That was actually the one I was most disappointed in so to hear that helps so much!

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  11. They are all so beautifully done. Fancy fold cards are always so special to receive, wish I'd make them more often, but I never seem to have the patience.
    My favorite one here is the card you made for your mom, it's such a beautiful shade of yellow and I love the die cut frame! The other two are really cute, think I have the stamp you used on the first one too!

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    1. Thank you! This was one fancy fold that was surprisingly easy to do... my problem is that I never remember HOW to make them and have to go searching for a video or tutorial to recreate them.

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  12. They are all lovely, Joanne! I really like the yellow tulips... and I love lemon drizzle cake too :)

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  13. These are so lovely Joanne. I would much prefer to receive a handmade card any day! x

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