The title says it all – Handmade Cards. It’s why we love this hobby, right? And as editors, creating an entire special issue loaded with inspiration to make handmade cards has us absolutely giddy, from using the basics (like cardstock, patterned paper, and buttons) to all those must-have tapes, stickers, fabrics, fibers, and color mediums.
So, as we often do when we’re planning these fun weeks to talk about the special issues we publish, we sat around our meeting table and called dibs on the chapters of this issue that we each wanted to highlight.
Let’s just say my luck of the draw this time was far more comforting than the last time I pulled one out of a hat, because I get to talk golf along with a little bit of cork, metal, and wood – emphasis on the cork.
What, exactly, does golf have to do with handmade cards?
Grab a few ink pads, some white cardstock, and a golf ball. By rolling the golf ball across an ink pad and then over the cardstock, you can make a custom background that’s perfect for a stars-and-swirls encouragement card for anyone in your life. Is that bubble-ish background not the coolest thing you’ve seen in awhile?
Now on to the cork, because the possibilities are endless.
Did you know you could die-cut cork in such fine detail? I didn’t either, but now it’s the next thing I’m going to try (I like cork – a lot – and it finds its way into my card designs more often than not).
I have no shame, and readily admit that I’m a collector of supplies and tools that far exceeds my actual creative card-making output. I could probably make several dozen (okay, several hundred…shhhh!) cards with just what I have on hand, which is why this issue is a perfect parallel to my
hoard stash supplies on hand.
And I’m happy to enable you with a free copy of this *very helpful* issue, too. Just let me know about the most unexpected thing you could possibly use from around the house to make a card. Go on – leave a comment no later than Monday, September 23rd at 5 pm MDT and you could have a copy of this issue on the way to you in no time at all!
Looking at my stash in a whole new light,
P. S. Don’t forget about the fun handmade card design challenges over on the Moxie Fab World blog this week, either!