My handmade card pile started to get a little taller than I liked it. So, I decided to sort and organize them by themes so that when I need a card quickly, I can find one easily, and most of all, send it!
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After I sorted the cards, I realized I was lacking some everyday occasion type cards. So I whipped up a few and wanted to share these fun layered cards!
Mostly, I make cards with the scraps after a project. This way I am stretching my supplies as far as I can. Die cuts and cardstock stickers are a lot of fun to just layer and add on top of each other. For this set, I used paper and embellishments from Pink Paislee and We R Memory Keepers. Sticking to two paper collections helps me with getting the cards made faster. Less choices to make is always a plus, ha!
I love making cards when I have a creative block. This wasn't always the case. Cards were not my favorite thing to do for years. However, I have grown to love the idea of gifting something I make away to cheer someone up.
The last couple of weeks, I have had such a creative block that it was getting me down. I don't know if it is due to Spring Fever or what, but I needed to just take a day to relax and "make stuff". So, that's what I did... I just took a day to be creative without any obligation to get a specific project done or laundry folded. I just sat at my desk and used my stash to create. I wouldn't say my mojo is back, but I am making sure to take breaks and give myself permission to have fun. Life can't always be about the to-do lists. It is about taking time to enjoy ourselves.
Take time for yourself and make stuff.