One of the common misperceptions of handmade items, including cards, is that it will save you money. That might be true in the long run, but I’m here to tell you that buying supplies for a card can be rather costly. We come up with lots of ways to justify it and really the bottom line is that it’s an enjoyable hobby and therefore needs no justification.
But I won’t tell you how much the supplies for my cards cost….
When I bought the items for this card the scrapbook gal and I had a big laugh over me telling her everything was for one card. And I do know that the stamps and markers will be used for years to come and if I genuinely cared I suppose I could figure out how many projects they are used on and then divide it out.
A friend did an amazing thing for me in recognition of Joe and I couldn’t let it go by without sending a card.
I had a lot of fun making this one – paper piecing the little girl’s dress, using the Copic markers and the colors – oh the colors! Rather a retro, vintage feel and I just love it.
Oh and on another note – the card holder? Got that while antiquing with a friend. I learned that this is called a “frog” and is used at the bottom of a vase to hold flowers in place for an arrangement. A day spent with a friend can be fun AND educational!
Supplies used for card: You’re So Tweet set by My Favorite Things; buttons and pattern paper by October Afternoon; Very Vanilla cardstock by Stampin’ Up; blue cardstock by Bazzill