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How sweet a birthday wish can be?

How else can you make your wishes sweet?? Of course with a cute card.!
Cute handmade birthday card which gives us an amazing card making idea!

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Freebie ! – Time for another free card making template !

Its been quite a while that I started working on card making. I have been busy on making jewellery recently that I have totally forgotten that I was making some handmade greeting cards ..

The best way I like to make them is using a card making template.The template define a structured approach and hence will avoid confusion later during the making of greeting card 

 

Here is a free card making template that all greeting card lovers can use for their card making designs ..

 

 

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Hope u guys have more fun – just like me !

Free Colored Card Templates – more inspirations!

Hi again!

I know its been a while since my last post . I am really very very sorry ! .
Things at personal front are getting crazier . I have recently moved into my new home , which has kept me quite occupied .Adding to that my daughter had a few performances to put up too .. She looked so so beautiful .. my Angel!

Its just a matter of time ,that I would be free again to follow my passion again …,

During this whole home making thing and kid’s activities , I was able to create a few colored card templates .hope you like them!.These templates were made using the MS word software .It very very easy + guess it gives better ideas than a black and white template

Sell Handmade items online – 25 online sites

Online selling : List of 25 websites

In one of my previous blogs ,I had mentioned a few sites where one can sell handmade crafts and items .THis time , I am extending the list of sites which will help all of us to sell our products

1. http://www.ebay.com(or ebay.com.au for Australian artisians )
2. http://www.etsy.com
3. http://www.artfire.com
4. http://www.zibbet.com
5. http://www.ebid.com
6. http://www.quicksales.com.au
7. http://www.madeit.com.au
8. http://www.momswhomake.com.au
9. http://www.madeitmyself.com
10. http://www.gumtree.com.au
11. http://www.myowncreation.co.uk
12. http://www.misi.co.uk
13. http://www.craftisart.com
14. http://www.handmadecatalog.com
15. http://www.folksy.com/
16. http://www.dawanda.com/
17. http://www.icraft.ca/
18. http://www.shophandmade.com/
19. http://www.winkelf.com/
20. http://www.1000markets.com/
21. http://www.artflock.com/
22. http://www.silkfair.com/
23. http://supermarkethq.com/
24. http://www.crobbies.com
25. http://www.momsmarketonline.com

Please note that every single site mentioned above have their own terms and conditions and criteria for supporting handmade.Please ensure to read them carefully before you proceed .
All the best !

Another Free card making idea with stencils

Hi ,
This is another simple card making idea where the card is made using the stencils.
The card is essentially made with 3 simple items .
1.Rose Stencils
2. texters
3. Rub-on which says “I Love you”

The card essentially takes only a 10 -15 mins to make .
All I have done is to cut out the required rectangular pieces (2 – black for background and white for foreground )which basically fits the card stock i.e. for layering purpose

Secondly I have drawn the roses using the stencils(on smaller white piece of paper) and coloured with red texters .Then I have outlined the using a black coloured fine liner pen
Then the rub-on has been placed on top of the paper

Finally I finished the card with the layering the background (black) and pasting the fore ground (white)

How to make your own card toppers with stamping ?

Stamping is fun . especially when one can get such cute stamps .
I bought these stamps from lincraft store .
These are so immensely helpful when you want create own card toppers .

First step: Stamp

Stamp the images with various colored inks etc . but ensure you don’t stamp all on one single paper
Stamp each image on papers that is atleast the size of small note book ..
Reason : You can then cut these stamped images to any shape or size for your card

Second step :
Let the stamped images to dry out .

Third step : Colour

Use sketches ,texters .paints .colour pencils ,water colour pencils . etc – infact any medium to colour .
Be careful not smudge the image .

In some cases you can skip this step, if you are stamping using colored inks etc or stamped an image that does not need any colouring

Final step :
Cut out the stamped image in required shape or size as needed ..for your card

Doing so , also gives us more card making ideas and also saves huge amount of time when you are actually designing or making your greeting card .

Card making ideas – simple ideas to try !

Making handmade greeting cards is fun and very addictive .Not very complicated either .You must be thinking that I am going to tell various techniques that one can use to make greeting cards .Well actually – kind of yes and kind of no

Although the following are the various techniques
– Embossing
– Quilling
– Parchment paper
– Iris folding
– Origami folding
– Stamping
– Die cuts
– Stencils
Etc and so on on ..
I wanted to give very simple card making ideas :
1. Combine techniques : Merge any 2 techniques and see how you card comes out.. For eg : Make a card topper using the stamping method and see how that card will look on embossed card or use quilled paper shapes around the topper as a border .
2. Draw and color : One can create simple card toppers by just drawing /tracing an image from magazines / activity books /.paper .etc .
3. Create in different colors : Say you make one card which you think is a winner m recreate the same on in different colors using different pattern paper
4. Cut outs : Do you have any gift bags lying around that you are about throw away ??check again , It can be used for pattern paper or stickers . Cut out images and shapes to have own stickers. Same can be applied to old greeting cards , magazines,gift wrap paper etc .Wherever you can see an image .
5. Digital picture : this is also called Digital embellishments .Take a print of the image and use the same to make your card.Google is best repository of images .Please be aware of copy rights!
6. Doodles : Very similar to idea #2 above but one need not draw very accurate or actual picture .Even doodles can be used in card making. Simple pens ,gel pens , fine liner pens can be used to doodle .Doodle while you watch TV or while travelling .

There you go , a few ideas for card making .These are very simple techniques to make the main “image “section of the card.Once that is done ,designing the greeting card becomes very easy .

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