Do you still buy holiday cards or do you prefer posting on social media? I’m going to take a wild guess and say that the answer may depend partially on your age.
Some of us grew up actually getting mail in the mailbox instead of just bills, ads, and political flyers. So, if you do buy cards where do you get them? Hallmark? Box store? Make your own?
Several of my SC friends here have some serious craft skills.
Last Friday, Sue and I went to a class to learn how to make cards using Stampin’ Up products, and those barn doors really do move from side to side. If I told you how long it took us to make the first one, you’d have yourself a really good laugh.
We came away with a new respect for their cards, and found one piece of equipment that anyone who uses ink stamps needs – Tim Holtz’s Stamp Platform. It has a side for clear or rubber stamps. You set the stamp where you want it, ink, and press on the card which is held with magnets. If it isn’t quite dark enough, you can do it again, and it lines up perfectly every time.
Linda taught me how to complete my first embroidery card, and working on that type of card fits right in with my sewing – I like it a lot. Marilyn makes and sells Iris & Fancy Folding cards, and I bought several because she does a lovely job.
I enjoy these special cards and thinking I’m sending a keepsake for family or friends. I also like writing a message in cursive. After all, those nuns spent a lot of years making me practice cursive, I want to keep using it for a while longer. 🙂