I was looking through some old photos the other day, particularly the ones of my handmade cards. I love craft and making cards. When my siblings and I were younger, our parents encouraged card making in place of buying them. Didn’t matter why. I fell in love with the art.
Stashed somewhere in my room is a bag full of coloured scrap papers, ribbons, double sided tape, stickers, as well as other bits and bobs. There are also craft punchers and funky scissors around the house, which are an absolute joy. My mum used to go mental over my hoarding habits (she probably still does) because I wouldn’t throw my precious scrap papers away in case ‘I might need them’.
Anyway, here’s a collection of cards I designed (wish I can find the others). Family and friends used to suggest I start a business selling homemade cards online. At some point I even thought about it. But time was an issue and I was a little concerned that it might take the fun out of it.
#1 Birthday card for an artistic friend
#2 Farewell and good luck in New Zealand card
#3 Sweet and simple, with rainbow
#4 Wedding card
#5 Father’s Day card
#6 Farewell and good luck in USA card
#7 Mother’s Day card
#8 Inspired by sakura blossoms
#9 Farewell and good luck in Australia card
#10 Farewell card (floral)
#11 One of many rose designs (made the rose myself, mind you)
#12 Mother’s Day card (did not make the butterfly but the rose, definitely)
#13 Brother’s birthday card, inspired by Up
Craft materials are so expensive back home, which was why I did more paper-based designs. Imagine my joy when I discovered affordable craft stores in Norwich. I’m itching to design more cards!
What do you think about my little craft craze? Which design do you like best?