Getting My Craft On: Cards

I love making cards. I make holiday cards, thank you cards, new baby cards and birthday cards for anyone.

It’s a way to flex my creativity while giving a homemade creation to show some love to the recipient.

The first of the year has been a busy one for me. There are several birthdays and the arrival of a new baby to celebrate. And when I say busy, I mean fun.

It all started about five years ago when I was trying to find the perfect one for my younger sister. They were either the “another year older” cards, which doesn’t make sense to send since I’m the older one, or the overly sappy “you are my best friend” cards. Where’s the one that says, “We come from the same gene pool and that may be all we have in common but I love you anyway’ cards? Does Hallmark make those?

No? So I started. Turns out, I like playing with paper, glitter and glue.

Here are just a few of my recent creations:

1) Celebrating the arrival of my nephew!

2) My husband’s birthday

3) My brother-in-law’s birthday:

That’s it for now. I have a few in the hopper for Valentine’s Day and two birthdays in March!