I love to send handwritten notes to family and friends. keeping in touch the old fashioned way by using the usps is my first choice. I send out a lot of personal notes, birthday cards, and anniversary notes, and as postage increases I refuse to decrease the amount of cards that leave my pen. so a few years ago, card creating became a hobby of mine. I'll admit to lifting ideas from all places and not having many original ideas, but I do enjoy creating them all by hand. I still shop my local Hallmark store. but with cards averaging $3.00 a piece, I find my little creations at $1.00-$1.25 are just as special with a hand written note inside. after all, it's not really about the paper. the best part of a card are the words you share.
so here are my latest creations:
back to school
at back to school time, the kids are usually the recipients of most of our dollars. these are little encouragements for the moms and teachers in my life as they head back to learning. I started with a sheet of letter stickers with cute animals. I added chalkboard and alphabet borders, paper clip, ribbon, and stamped "back to school" on the inside.daisy love
my inspiration for these five cards were my recent visits to flickr. aunt karen used her circut to cut all the flowers; I added the eyelets and stems.
happy birthday to you
I purchased an embleshment bag from Be Creative that yielded me 14 cards. these were all original ideas. I usually have a quick start when I have an idea sheet to follow. since I didn't receive one, it took me a few minutes to get the inspiration flowing.
I found this set of 15 cards on clearance at michael's for $1.99. an all inclusive kit...open, use the enclosed stickers to add an embleshment, and mail!I encourage you to send a note the old fashioned way. spend a few minutes, share your thoughts and feelings, and send it off to a special someone in your life! you'll be glad you did!