Rock, Paper, CREATE!
A card can bring a smile to anyone's face!
I don't really remember how I got started making cards... I think the first cards I created were Christmas cards for my family because I couldn't afford to buy any.
My first etsy shop was jewelry, but I never really found my niche. My second etsy shop was a paper shop started with my sister. This is my third and final shop and I'm still creating cards, but I'm on my own now and I love it.
The more cards I make, the more I love the whole process of creating them. I love to find new techniques... embossing, heat embossing, die cutting, stamping or just creating in photoshop... I love it all. Creativity is life!
Not a day goes by that I am not thinking about card making. I'm either watching youtube videos to learn a new technique, looking at different stamps or paper, or creating something. I get an idea in my head and off I go...cutting, stamping, embossing, writing or whatever else is needed to create something special. I'm now learning calligraphy so I can incorporate it into my creations.
People pick up a card, and it instantly transports them to a happy place. Have you ever seen someone in the Hallmark store, crying? or laughing? Yeah, me too!
My favorite thing to do is laugh, so I always start there. I also have a sweet personality, with a sometimes raunchy sense of humor. I've also done improv comedy, so my go to cards are usually funny or raunchy cards.
We have become too digital. It's good to take a step back to earlier days and send an "old school" card to someone.