I made this card for my boss who just loves his coffee.
One of my first orders when I set up this Facebook page was for 20 Wedding Thank You Cards. The spec was Ivory and Purple colours and butterflies. I must admit I was quite nervous making something which was so important and wanted it to be as perfect as I could possibly make it, I was worried my cards wouldn’t be good enough. After quite a few trips to Hobbycraft, The Range and Boyes trying to match purple card with purple ribbon and an ever increasing array of “not quite rights”, I finally got something that was pretty much spot on and had to deal with the fact that I was never going to get it absolutely perfectly matched. Then I set to work making the cards. And I was absolutely over the moon with how they turned out. Although not part of the spec I also decided to make a special little box to hold the cards – however, the box did get a bit damaged in transit, the cards inside arrived safe and sound. Feedback was fantastic which I was very relieved at and also very happy with. A very special touch to finish off that very special occasion.
I wasn’t able to post before now as they have just been received by the wedding guests.
To take a look at my other cards and makes check out my page and like and share with friends and family – Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts
I’ve been trying to make a Christmas card for each birthday card I make but it’s fallen by the wayside a little bit but I have managed to make a selection of Christmas cards. Most very easy to make, some a little bit more tricky.
Been very busy making cards, cards, and more cards. And a bit of crochet now and again.
Here’s another selection of my handy work. Can’t believe I’ve only been doing this since the New Year – feel like I’ve done so much and learnt so much. My creations have come on in leaps and bounds – when I look back at my first makes I can’t believe how basic they look.
Thought I’d post a selection of my cards I’ve recently made.
August and September have been a busy time for birthdays in my family so I’ve been very busy making cards. On top of that, August and September appear to be busy times for everyone else for cards too as I’ve had a good amount of orders from family and friends who have seen my Facebook page (Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts).
A friend of mine mentioned during tea and cake one Saturday morning that she was having trouble finding a card for her brothers wedding, which was a same-sex marriage. She said she could only find one in the card shop which was going to cost £8. At that point I told her not to bother and I would make her one – if it was so hard to find a card then chance were most people at the wedding would be giving her brother the same cards.
At least a home made card would be unique and nobody would have the same card. So I set to work – she told me she would like silver, tuxedoes, wedding rings and champagne glasses included.
All the things she wanted were included but to make it a little more personalised I added the grooms’ names and also the date of the wedding.
I think it’s something they are going to cherish forever – and it is definitely a one-off.
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I saw this idea on Pinterest and absolutely loved the phrase to had to incorporate it into a card somehow. So when my sister asked me to make a card for a wedding vow renewal she was attending I knew exactly what had to be done.
I was quite chuffed with how the card turned out and I’m sure that my paper cutting will just keep getting better and better the more I practise.
I made this card for a friends engagement. And it was my first attempt at paper cutting. I chose a fairly simple heart pattern and a not so simple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Two things I’ve learnt – 1. Stick to simple designs and 2. Reverse the design to any ink and pencil lines are on the back.
Anyone else who enjoys paper cutting I would hugely appreciate any other tips.