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post #1 of 35
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For those who don't have special talents...
When was the last time you hand-made something for a loved one?
I have been spending the last three hours making a card for DH. Our anniversary is next week & I hate spending money on cards.
I thought of so many impossible ideas yesterday like sticking seashells on the front or stringing them together.

I decided to stick with hearts and swirls. I found some old cards DH gave me and copied the words for the instead & printed them out.

DH is wondering where all the paper is going. LoL

What have you made?
post #2 of 35
aww that sounds wonderful - I know its personal but would love to see it

Umm well I've done bits and pieces over the years, x-stitch, drawings, even designed gardens, just for fun for a few friends and they look great

My latest in painting terracotta pots in mosaic
post #3 of 35
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aww that sounds wonderful - I know its personal but would love to see it

Umm well I've done bits and pieces over the years, x-stitch, drawings, even designed gardens, just for fun for a few friends and they look great

My latest in painting terracotta pots in mosaic
Love mosaic!
I am almost done the card. I have a fabric layer to add. Someone used it as tissue paper and it's so cool. I have 40minutes left to finish. LoL
The best part is the only glue we have is glitter glue we use for our christmas stockings.
post #4 of 35
Arts and Crafts in my house is when I am putting on Makeup that's what DH calls it
post #5 of 35
I too love making my own greeting cards...store-bought ones, although many of them are beautiful...just seem too impersonal. I love it when my kids actually 'make' something for me instead of buying me something...those are the gifts from the heart that I treasure most of all. Several years ago, I created lots of xmas cards that I sent out...of course I scanned them to my computer before mailing them. Welp, our computer crashed and I lost all my photos...including my scanned artwork! Ugh. I have just a few of them, I'll post them up in just a sec. They are all hand-drawn...done in pencil to begin with and then I finish them up in permanent markers.

Looking forward to seeing your creation!

Hilda>^..^<
post #6 of 35
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I didn't get to finish. I had problems with the material I was putting on the outside. I have to finish it when he goes to bed. He has off until next week. Tomorrow we will be at his friend's new house so tomorrow afternoon is out.
It's kinda cheezy and childlike. LoL
post #7 of 35
No, no its not! Its adorable and sweet!

Good luck finishing it!
Hilda>^..^<
post #8 of 35
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OK here it is. DH ran to the grocery store for a few minutes.
I used permanment marker for the front and of course it bled through. This was tough w/out markers,crayons or colored pencils. I wish I printed more out from the pc but we were low on paper and DH kept forgetting to bring more home.

Front


Inside


Back
post #9 of 35
That card as great, he will LOVE IT

For Christmas I made my Sis a scrapbook of her family, and I have never seen her so EXCITED over a gift
post #10 of 35
That is just beautiful! I hope he appreciates all the effort and love that went into creating this just for him...lucky, lucky man that he is!

I'll post my cards in just a sec...

Hilda>^..^<
post #11 of 35
This is a card I drew for my friend Alice who is an avid gardener, like myself...her fav flower is the sunflower...



I also wrote a verse to go on the inside.

Hilda>^..^<
post #12 of 35
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OK here it is. DH ran to the grocery store for a few minutes.
I used permanment marker for the front and of course it bled through. This was tough w/out markers,crayons or colored pencils. I wish I printed more out from the pc but we were low on paper and DH kept forgetting to bring more home.

Front


Inside


Back
That's wonderful!

Hilda? You are just too talented...
post #13 of 35
thats wonderful, working with children i spend my days planning things for them to create for there mummy and daddy!
post #14 of 35
On March 19th I wrote letters to all of my clients from last year and on a few of them I stamped the envelopes with a flower stamp and color penciled them!!
post #15 of 35
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Hilda? You are just too talented...
LOL! That's too funny! Let me see if I can find something else for ya to stick your tongue out at me about...be back in a while...



Hilda>^..^<
post #16 of 35
This is a wonderful thread! I really admire such creative work -- keep it coming! You're all doing such nice things...
post #17 of 35
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Hilda your card is beautiful! I still didn't get to finish the card. I just have a bit more to go. DH went to bed late so I couldn't do it last night. Today we went to his friend's new house to help settle in. We got back at 9pm tonight. I missed my two cups of coffee & have a huge headache.

What kind of paper do you use for the cards?

I would love to hear more ideas.
post #18 of 35
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DH & I just exchanged cards. He loved it!!! He even started to cry.
post #19 of 35
Awww! That's a sure sign that you've got yourself a good one there.
post #20 of 35
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Hilda your card is beautiful!
What kind of paper do you use for the cards?
I would love to hear more ideas.
Thanks! I actually got this at Dollar Tree. Its a package of blank greeting cards and envelopes. Hold on, let me see if I can find it....ok, yeah I got it. Its called ''Fine Greeting Card Kit-For Laser & Inkjet Printers''. It comes with 20 scored cards and matching envelopes. Its pretty neat...and not bad at all for $1.00!

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DH & I just exchanged cards. He loved it!!! He even started to cry.
I'm sooooo happy that he loved his card! That says so much about him...he's a keeper for sure

Hilda>^..^<
post #21 of 35
This is what I'm working on right now. Its a thank you card for my brother and his wife...not quite finished with it yet...



I darkened it a bit so y'all could see it a little better...couldn't see the ribbon bow in the other pic...and you can make out the 'portal' around it as well...


I've got to write a verse to go along with it before I send it out.

Hilda>^..^<
post #22 of 35
Those cards are all beautiful!
post #23 of 35
I have been making 'patchwork' cards with folded ribbon.

post #24 of 35
Anakat! that is beautiful! How do you do that?

Just lovely!
Hilda>^..^<
post #25 of 35
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Hilda that is so pretty. I can't wait to see it when you're done!

WOW! Anakat that is cool!!!
post #26 of 35
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Anakat! that is beautiful! How do you do that?

Just lovely!
Hilda>^..^<
Thanks, this shows how I used ribbon instead of bits of fabric.

http://www.craftcreations.co.uk/page...chworkstar.pdf
post #27 of 35
Oh, isn't that lovely! Whenever I've seen similar designs on say a quilt, I've always been mystified as to how on earth they got all those angles so perfe...er...puuurrrrfectly done! Now the mystery is solved!

Great job...thanks for posting that! Have you made others like this? I'd love to see them too!

Hilda>^..^<
post #28 of 35
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Oh, isn't that lovely! Whenever I've seen similar designs on say a quilt, I've always been mystified as to how on earth they got all those angles so perfe...er...puuurrrrfectly done! Now the mystery is solved!

Great job...thanks for posting that! Have you made others like this? I'd love to see them too!

Hilda>^..^<
All the one like that are pretty similar, because I bought a reel of the flowery ribbon at a craft exihbition. I usually do cross stitch cards, and I also bought some cats and have done a couple like this
post #29 of 35
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All the one like that are pretty similar, because I bought a reel of the flowery ribbon at a craft exihbition. I usually do cross stitch cards, and I also bought some cats and have done a couple like this
WOW that is amazing! I just love that card
post #30 of 35
These are truly precious Anakat! I love them!

Hilda>^..^<
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