Does anyone make their own cards?

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  1. disneymom

    disneymom Member

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    Hi :) ok I'm a bit bored

    Does anyone on here make their own cards I remember at least one person showing them?

    What would I need to start it. I know I wont be very good but they would just be for friends and family to begin
     
  2. disneymom

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    oo forgot to ask, do you print your own on a home printer or take them somewhere?
     
  3. Tink

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    Our Mairead (mumof2) makes incredibly detailed and beautiful cards. Slowhand's wife does too (she's not a member here though). I know others do too, but I'm mostly familiar with Mairead's and Slowhand's Wife's.

    Hopefully, Mumof2 will be along soon to share some tips with you.
     
  4. Slowhand

    Slowhand Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Just be careful as this hobby can becone very addictive ...and costly too. :lol:
    My DW has been making cards for a while now and she uses the pc to print out the verses and inserts.
    She uses a Cricut machine for any words or images on the cards themselves. This Cricut machine is very popular among her fellow card makers. It is basically a machine that cuts out letters and images and takes numerous cartridges covering almost anything that she needs to do.
    This is where the expense comes in if you go down that route as the machine costs around $300 and each cartridge varies between $50-$90! [Not to mention the fuel costs involved in us trawling all of the craft stores whenever we are in Florida as this equipment is a darn site cheaper over there than here in the UK. :lol:]
     
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    And gorgeous ones she makes too! :thumbsup:

    I've got a couple sitting in a place of pride on the bookshelf in my office!

    Tom ( :macwave:... impressed, he is!)
     
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    aha, my brain does work after all! I *knew* we'd talked about this before - here's the link to what i posted about basic essentials.

    http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/186581-post8.html

    Go on and give it a try, I'm only just starting to get back into it after losing enthusiasm last year.

    If you do make sure you show your creations to us won't you! Let me know if you need any more help. :thumbsup:
     
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    I have all the stuff in the understairs cupboard gathering dust. I spent a small fortune on card blanks, stamps, glue dots, ink etc. I even bought a Sizzix machine. I should get it out shouldn't I! Someone inspire me.
     
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    get your stuff out woman!
     
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    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You bought a Sizzix and it sits hidden away doing nothing!! I agree with Mairead - get your bits and pieces out and have a play.
    I'd love a Sizzix machine but simply won't pay the price for one let alone the cartridges.
     
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    I can't remember the last time Donna bought a card. She has been making them for years now. She has the top of the line Cricut plus lots of other stuff, she does all her cutting, printing, etc. She also makes invitations and other stuff. Any of you that were on the Christmas Card list last year got one of her homemade cards.
     
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    Slowhand Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    :jawdrop:
     
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    I saw a lovely phrase on a leaving card yesterday and thought I'd share



    'without change there would be no butterflies'

    Thought that was lovely especially as the person leaving is lovely
     
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    you're all very talented wow I cant even imagine all the work that goes into these cards, where do you even get the time
     
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    well i did originally write 'gets yer bits out' but thought better of it!
     
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    well let's put it this way - my house is very untidy.......

    although lately i usually find a bit of time for cardmaking at around midnight!
     
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    Mairead! Your house is NOT untidy!

    Midnight is a good time to have card making supplies on hand. :hug2: :yes:
     
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    oooo post photos please :D of the cards, not the house silly :yes:
     
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    Seriously, my house is VERY VERY untidy! :sorry:

    That lovely new lovely tidy and clutter free living room....not so anymore!
     
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    I always have the best intentions of making cards throughout the year. My biggest problem is keeping unfinished projects packed away in the totes with all my scrapbooking paper. I start pulling out those totes to get paper to make cards, see an unfinished project I want to finish and never get around to the cards.

    My sister makes lovely cards and it seems she could just make some extras for me, but she disagrees with me on that point. <sigh>
     
  20. disney1sttimer

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    I really want to try to make some, is it possible to do it without buying expensive machines or is that really the way forward?
     

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