Handmade cardmaking is a wonderful hobby. People really
appreciate getting a handmade card. It is so much more personal than a card
that is purchased at a store. People realize how much thought and effort went
into it. They know that the statements in it are your true feelings rather than
just something that you felt you should do.
There are many kinds of cards and many occasions for sending
them. They can be made for the obvious reasons of Christmas, birthdays, Easter
and so on. But they can also be given or sent to a person just to say that you
are thinking of them. This would be something you might really like to do if
the person is not well or is going through a tough time. It might be someone
they have lost or they might be going through a divorce. Losing a favourite pet
can also be a good time to let them know that you understand that they have
lost something that was very meaningful in their lives.
There is also a wide range of materials that can be used to
make a homemade card. These things can vary from things around the house to any
of the materials that are available in the craft stores, or business supply
stores, or dollar stores, or any place you see something that strikes your
imagination. Many of the materials are the same ones that are used in
scrapbooking. The stickers, the cut outs of special patterns, and the artistic
way that they are arranged, are used in scrapbooking, but the same tools and creativity
are used in handmade cardmaking. Nature is another source of materials for your handmade cards. Grasses, flowers or parts of them, leaves, and seeds are some of the elements you will find on a walk in the woods that may be used to make a special card.
If you are a real enthusiast, you can make cards and sell them to others who appreciate their uniqueness and meaning to give to the special people in their lives. This requires much time and work but some people have made it into a profitable business. Others just enjoy handmade cardmaking as a pleasurable activity for themselves and a pleasureable occasion for the receiver of the cards. Whether you are a full time or a part time enthusiast let’s work together to create one-of-a-kind cards to communicate our feelings to those important people in our lives.