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Harvest Easel Card

Back before my last craft fair, I discovered that I really like to make intricate cards. I worked on this harvest card the week before the fair, it took me several evenings of crafting to finish it, but I dare say it is my favorite of all the cards I have made yet. I actually made two of these exactly alike. I wanted to sell one and then send one to someone special. I never did either, they are both still stowed away for next year, but this is the card that inspired me to be more intricate in my work. It also inspired me to stop duplicating my work. I have never liked doing the same thing twice, plus I thought, "what a better way to sell than advertise that all of my cards are one of a kind." (I have since learned that the official abbreviation on Etsy for one of a kind is OOAK.) On this card I used the diagonal easel fold. This particular fold is one of my favorites because it makes displaying the card super easy, and the card becomes more of a gift than a card. It al

Using Scrapbook Layouts for Cards

After my craft fair in November, I had hit a very dry spell in my crafting. I had no inspiration, and I could not figure out any designs for cards. I think part of the reason was because I did not do as well at the craft fair as I hoped, but at the time I chalked it up a learning experience. I love crafting so much, there is nothing more special to me than being able to spend time in my craft room making something pretty, but what happens when you have no pretty ideas flowing through your head? After Thanksgiving my good friend Tasha came back from her last scrapbooking retreat that she ran and gave me a binder full of printouts from pinterest of different scrapbook layouts. I thought to myself, "Maybe I should catch up on my scrapbooks for a bit and put my cards and gifts on hold." The first day I went to tackle a scrapbook I spent a good hour or more flipping through the look-book that Tasha gave me. I still couldn't get my creative juices to flow. There were tons of