This handcrafted card-worthy debate often surfaces at my crafting table: Do I know anyone worthy of this handcrafted card?
Sadly, stampers often create a beautiful card, but never send it. Why? Because most card recipients don’t appreciate all that went into crafting the card, they say. “She’ll (or he’ll) just read it and toss it.”
A two-step solution/project to ease the handcrafted card-worthy debate
- Step One: Stamp
- Step Two: Crop with Framelits
The rest is just assembly. A sturdy cardbase of solid cardstock, pretty patterned paper and two small rectangles.
My go-to, cost-effect Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
It doesn’t get any easier. This card takes just a few minutes to create. The result? As my favorite first grader Junie B. says: Wowie. Wow. Wow.
It beats any store-bought card and costs less to produce than you’ll fork over at the card store.
Cards should be created to be shared. While all recipients may not study and appreciate a stamper’s showpiece, everyone should be handcrafted card-worthy. Who knows. They may have the handcrafted card lovingly displayed at their desk or on the refrigerator without the creator even knowing it.
What do you think? Should crafters let go of their handcrafted cards? Or keep them in a box to stay forever pretty? I invite to share your opinion by leaving a comment.
If you would like to recreate this project, here is a list of some of the supplies used. Many are on discount.