Several years ago I bought a lot of embellishments for my card making but never used them. These days, the decoupage kits I was familiar with are discontinued and I haven’t found any others as it seems this is now ‘old hat’.
Anyway, my reserve stock was getting low and having written four Hello cards I decided to make some more today.
I have a 60th birthday coming up in April and was able to adapt one I’d already made to suit as the recipient is a cat owner. My box of trimmings though is very light now, save for some leaves, feathers and paper flowers.
I wasn’t in the mood for feathers, so played around with the leaves, using the padded variety rather than the autumn shades like this one below:
These were the results
I did however make one special card which took me the best part of two hours as I was placing the leaves and paper flowers in various positions before I taped anything down.
It came out pretty well but I’m not posting a picture of it until I know it’s been received by the person I made it for.
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glad you did some cards today! It is great to do a hobby we enjoy!
I still enjoy it which is the main thing
The cards are beautiful Di. You are so very talented.
I was quite pleased with them too. As there is so little available in kits now, I;m going to have to think outside the box as to what I can do next!
Which makes them even more original. And you are so creative and so resourceful it is not at all difficult for you — and I suspect it’s very rewarding.
No two are ever the same………… similar ideas or themes maybe, but that’s about it.
Exactly, which makes them even more special.
Very nice, these take a lot of effort
A bit fiddly, but not too bad I think.
I can relate to the feeling of having a stockpile of unused craft supplies. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying new materials, but then they end up collecting dust. It’s a shame that some techniques or styles become outdated, but it’s important to remember that creativity is constantly evolving. Sometimes it takes a specific occasion or inspiration to finally put those supplies to use. It’s a satisfying feeling when a project comes together after hours of tinkering and experimenting. And there’s always a sense of anticipation when waiting for the recipient’s reaction to a handmade gift. Crafting may not always be practical, but it’s a way to exercise the imagination and create something unique and personal.
The craft that you created with leaves and paper flowers is absolutely stunning! The way you placed each element in various positions shows great attention to detail and a true artist’s eye. The final result is a beautiful and unique creation that is sure to be cherished by its recipient. It’s clear that you put a lot of time and effort into this craft, and the result is truly breathtaking. Congratulations on a job well done! 👍👏👌😊
Thank you, you are very kind. I get a lot of pleasure making them, though I was never very creative at school. I belonged to a ladies group and the guest speaker one month made cards. We all had a go and I looked into it. A friend went mad and spent well over a hundred pounds on things but lost interest after about 6 months. I admit I spent over £60 on materials having been let loose in the craft shop! My cards may be similar, but no two have ever been identical. I have some ideas going round in my head so might play again shortly and see what turns out!
Your cards are so pretty, I can feel the care you have making them. I’m sure your friend will love her card.
I hope so. I have to get it in the post over the weekend.
Very lovely results
All of them are beautiful!!
Thanks Val. Trying my hand at being ‘inventive’
I love them. They are all very nice.
Thanks Liz. New ideas keep flashing through my head but don’t always make it to the craft mat!
Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Shame you can’t get your favourite Kits anymore 🥰
I have one more avenue to explore, but the last ones I got from there were no more than paper so tore rather than tier………
I hope you find what you are looking for 🤗
If not, I might find something else I can experiment with.
The cards all look great. I bet it’s a very therapeutic hobby?
Thanks. I do get a lot of pleasure from making them, especially when my ideas work!