Birthday card

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I made this birthday card for my mother-in-law

Here’s my second attempt at my card-making project; it was for my mother-in-law’s birthday this past week. I made it a little while back, but now that her birthday is past and she’s had a chance to see it in person first, I can finally post about it here! I’ve decided it’s much more fun to make cards for a specific purpose, other than just to make them to post about them here. ‘Tis better to give and all that. If they aren’t for anyone, then what good are they? What do I do with it once I’ve made it? Now thank you cards and the like … I can see making those ahead of time and holding on to them until an occasion arises to use them. Of course, I still have a bunch of those left over from the wedding…

Anyway, for this card, I followed a template from my A Card A Day book, but chose my own papers and ribbons, and added the “Sunrise Seeds” and “Birthday Greetings” all of my own volition! haha. And yes, I sewed that border by hand. It took a surprisingly long time. I’ve noticed a lot of the cards in that book use that as an embellishment, so maybe I’ll get faster at it!

I can already tell that I could use more stamps for various greetings… oh well, slowly but surely.

Time to get crafty

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I paid a visit to Michael's craft supplies store yesterday. Whenever they ask if I found everything I needed, I always feel a smidge guilty because I find MORE than I needed. That store can be dangerous!

Last weekend I went to a Borders closing sale and picked up the A Card A Day compilation book by PaperCrafts. Ever since the wedding — and really even before that, the wedding just exacerbated it — I’ve been wanting to learn more about/get better at paper crafting. When it comes to art and crafty things, I often feel like I’m more of a “creative director” than an artist. I know what I like and how I want a particular project to look, I’m just not so good at all the fine details of the execution of the project. I was so blessed to have such an artistic sister/MOH to help me out so much with wedding projects!

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