More Creations

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I had a bit of a card making spree the other day, trying to use up some of the odd decoupage and cards I’ve had left over that just seem to be there and not being used.  So I set myself a mission to use them up, and here’s the results.

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These cards and more can be seen on my Facebook page Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts

My first card order

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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

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Explosion Cards

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I saw an explosion card in an edition of Creativity magazine and decided to make it earlier in the year for my brother’s 40th birthday.

Since then I have made quite a few explosion cards and everybody seems to love them.

Here’s my latest makes:-

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Another selection of my recent makes

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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.

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An Explosion Card for a Wedding

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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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Please feel free to take a look at my Facebook page and like and share – I only need a few more likes to hit the magical 100.  Thanks.

Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts

A wedding vow renewal card – another paper cutting project

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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.

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