I made my first handmade cards for Christmas 2013 from a kit I was given. By its nature, the kit was quite limiting, but there was a sense of satisfaction in making the cards that even outweighed the perfectionist in me, who was busy pointing out that they did “look homemade”. I ignored the perfectionist and instead drew on the strength of the child who used to love drawing and making things.

Fast forward to New Year 2015 and I have made every greetings card we have sent since last May. Most I have been happy with, some I felt didn’t work as well as they could have, and a couple I was extremely pleased with. All have been well received, especially when the recipients realised they were handmade.

I am still learning. And still building my stash.

This blog is a record of how those skills and supplies are used.

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