I have always received a great deal of joy from creating beautiful things…. out of nothing. So, for me, the limitless possibilities of fun shapes I can engineer and cut with my digital cutting machine is super exciting!! Seriously…to be able to load a sheet of paper into my Silhouette and then have it magically cut the sheet perfectly so that it folds up into a beautiful card (or box or whatever) is nothing short of a miracle! The end result is an awesome project handmade by me that brings a smile to someone’s face. And, to me that’s absolutely amazing!
I’ve designed quite a collection of cards over the past couple of years that are available at the Silhouette Online Store. I thought I’d take the opportunity today to post several of them all in one place so you can see them, use them for assembly reference, and hopefully get some good ideas! Even if you don’t have a cutting machine, hopefully you can glean some ideas from this post.
Card making is something I really love to do. I’ve designed several card kits and card projects over the years. One of the first card projects I worked on as a graphic designer was “The Ultimate Card Kit” by Lisa Bearnson. Right then and there I was seriously hooked on engineering cards. Cards are easy to assemble and go together very quickly. Homemade cards certainly don’t need to be a sheet of cardstock folded in half. Try making a card out of a circle, scalloped shape, or a bracket shape. You can create them out of just a few supplies that you most likely already have on hand. Use ribbon, stamps, brads, buttons, and flowers to embellish your cards. And, the best part… when you give your card away you are making the world a more beautiful and cheerful place. So, go give it a whirl and make someone happy today!