After seeing this post by The Frugal Crafter, I wanted to make a fun card but I didn’t have any inspiration. Then I remembered a challenge from a self care group I am in to make a card for yourself. While it feels weird to make a card for yourself, I realized that it allowed me to make a practice card without feeling like it had to be perfect or intentional.
This technique is for a tri-fold sort of card with fun multilayers. It’s not as complicated as it looks and I was able to do it with my bone folder and my paper cutter – no fancy equipment needed. As you can see my paper cutter needs a new blade but I love those rough edges. I don’t know why.
I dug through my paper stash. I was going to go with this cut garden paper and do a stamped layer but then I found this burlap style with some great words such as live, love, laugh written on it.
And guess what, I happen to have some stickers that I recently found in a box of paper that works perfectly. Okay so the color scheme is off but I could make it work.
In the end, I made a card I love. The color is not perfect here but I promise it works. I taped it to the top of my computer monitor to remind me to enjoy this life I am living.
So far this has been a great year for my creativity. I feel inspired to play and imagine more than I have in years. The nice thing is that I have let go the need for it to have purpose. I remember what it is like to be a kid again – exploring art for the sake of exploring.