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« on: July 22, 2007 12:29:16 PM »

This is my first post here, so hi!  I've recently gotten the itch to start making some handmade cards.  I made one for my boyfriend's mom and one for his sister.  I liked them so much I made smaller versions of them to keep as ideas for future cards.  

They don't close completely, as they are a little thick. Not too much but more so than a normal store bought card.  Not sure if that's normal for handmade cards or if i should score the paper more before gluing them down.

Here are links to the pictures of them.

I forgot to mention these are my first attempts at cardmaking, at least since elementary school art classes. Smiley  Constructive criticism is welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007 05:12:22 PM »

Those are lovely!
My handmade cards sometimes have trouble closing. I find it helps if I slice a line on the extra layers over the fold - so that the extra paper doesn't have to fold? (hope that makes sense)

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 05:43:33 AM »

Thanks Aphie! I found out last night while making more cards that gluing down the paper that goes over natural fold, while the card is folded instead of flat, helps tremendously. As does using an adhesive tape runner instead of a glue stick.


« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007 05:25:42 AM »

ahhh, so pretty!  I love the blue paper, and I don't even like blue- I bet they loved the cards.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007 07:58:37 AM »

Cute! I especially like the blue one. Smiley The circle of words is really cool too.

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007 10:49:35 AM »

Thanks!  His sister got married, so one is a congratulations to her, and the other one is a thank you for the mom, since she paid our way out to her daughter's wedding. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2007 07:53:37 PM »

Those are sooooo pretty!  Great job!

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