One evening, as I was cleaning my room, I stumbled across some old birthday and Christmas cards that I made during junior high/high school. I also found myself having to re-organize all my scrapbook paper, card stock, and other craft supplies the I had amassed over the years. Of course, this made me miss making these handcrafted cards so much that I decided to make one (or three, actually) the very next day!
It just so happened that Valentine's Day was coming up, so I made a card for Clay, my sister, and another girl friend. I bought a handy heart hole punch from Michael's that helped with the green heart-shaped leaves. And I was quite glad to finally be using old scraps that I had kept (leftovers from a wedding photo booth backdrop from last year) to make all the tiny bird houses.
The following week was my dad's birthday, and I decided to make one for him as well. I cut up some balloons (I can never get the shape of them right!) and twine, and was careful to pick colors that were more gender neutral. Somehow I ended up using all the primary colors and stuck in some floral print, but I think it worked out.
I also made my first bridal shower card for my friend, Grace, who is getting married in two months! It felt great to just cut and trim - and to let the different pieces fit together to create its own simple design. Card-making can really be therapeutic! I should really take more advantage of my spare time to keep up with this rediscovered hobby and save myself an extra trip to Hallmark for an overpriced card :)
Just capturing as I go.