Creating Cards

Ever since I can remember I have been making cards.  I think listening to Fred Astaire and Judy Garland's soundtrack from 1948 Easter Parade,  is the perfect music inspiration for today.

Once upon a time I painted each card and then I discovered the art of having my cards printed and assembling them by hand instead.  I wrote a post last year on how I add papers and ribbons to embellish my blank notecards.

I have a line of gift wrap on my shop on Spoonflower, and I have been using the different designs today to create liners for my A7 greeting cards.  I got my liner template from Paper Source.

I chose to make Easter cards today for my corner of shelves at Signature Finishes in Grafton, MA.  I was in the shop the other day and saw Easter goodies popping up everywhere!

I love being surrounded by everything Shabby Chic.
 I begin with having my card shoppe on Society6 print my blank cards with my designs for me.

Then I assemble stationery, writing paper, stickers and ribbons.  Adding just enough pretty to make them look special.  Today I decided to do a bit of painting on the insert for the inside of the card.

It's snowing a bit again today. Well, I'll get back to card making.  I was thinking about adding some pretty mail to my Etsy shop too.

nother reason to stay home and create when it's snowing outside!

June said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful! Just delightful and fun Karen!!! What an amazing talent you are. I loved every photo in this post and had to go over them twice to see all the pretty things you keep around you!

Pondside said...

Your cards are so pretty. The colours are the perfect antidote for a grey and rainy day!

BeachGypsy said...

One of my favorite things to do....cold wintry day and making fanciful and pretty cards! I guess its not everyones cup of tea but i find it relaxing and love making cards the old fashioned way. Looks like you do as well. Yours are very pretty!

Teresa O said...

Good Morning, Karen! Such adorable cards all because of your talent & creative spirit. I am wondering what kind of watercolors you use. I would love to give watercolors a whirl. Have a fine day.

Marcia Pilar said...

Pretty as ever. You're so inspiring, Karen.
When I visit with you I always think of my blogging friend, Cindy Adkins (from Whimsical Musings). She inspired my love for altered tags when she mailed me my very first blogging sunshine mail ever. :) We've exchanged so many tags since. It was good thinking of her again today.
Happy Valentine's!