Years ago I worked in the hobby department of a stationery store and sold a wide variety of things to make cards with. If you are surrounded every day with the best punches, molds, 3D cutting sheets and much more of that beauty and customers show you their homemade cards, then one day it will itch and you also want to get started. To keep a long story short, the cardmaking business was not a success, because I couldn’t handle the punches, working with dies and knives went well until the cards were almost finished. Surely a knife flew out of the corner and the result was half (or more often) a completely intersected card. When cutting 3D sheets, several heads, legs, fingers, leaves and more that had to remain in place. I hardly dared to grasp the stickers on the sticker sheets, afraid that I was not be able to them stick anymore. The result was sloping or flying texts, wavy edges that adorned the cards with a crooked look. In short, they were small dramas. I resolved never to make my own cards again.
Until Christmas last year I received 3 homemade cards that ensured that I immediately put that intention aside. They were beautiful cards with lace, straps, embroidery and beads. So funny! Watch:
These cards were an eye-opener, I like such cards so much, I can also make such cards. On the internet I came across many more examples and then it was all over. Now all my lace, ribbons, beads and ribbons would come in handy. In the meantime I have already made a set of cards and it works and is so cool to do.
Once I got going, I can no longer be stopped. A few weeks ago I was able to take over a cutting and embossing machine. Haha, that’s like magic, you put the paper in whole and the most beautiful dies come out. Yesterday I bought more molds at a craft fair in our village.
A hobby has been added.