When I take a card-making class, I enjoy learning new techniques and getting new ideas… but I never quite feel like the cards I make at a class are my own. Everyone who makes a card at the class will grab slightly different cuts of patterned paper or they will stamp the images a little differently than others. The cards will all be different – but the same.
The cards I make outside of these occasional classes are designs I come up with in my head 98 percent of the time. I feel like when I have designed the card, then that is truly my card and I am proud of it. So, here are some cute cards I made at the Card Tricks class taken at the Scrapbook Expo on July 16th, but I don’t feel much ownership for them. They are cute designs and someday when I make them again from my own supplies, I may feel more like they are mine.
Potted plant card:
This picture illustrates that if you pull the note card out of the pot, it is a two-piece card:
Here is what the instructor called the “Diaper Fold Card” or the “Chinese Take-Out Card.”
This next card is a simple buckle card and I guess all of the writing should take place in that narrow space behind the blue paper on the right.
We used the new-ish 3M Post-It craft paper for this card. I’ve seen it in stores and it’s much too expensive to buy, but I was happy to try it in this card. This is called a “spinner card” because the flowers look like they could spin! It’s just two sides of repositional sticky paper stuck back to back with string in the middle.
Well, I hope this post has given you some ideas and as always, thanks for reading my blog post!