Tuesday, July 14, 2020

My Start in Cardmaking

Howdy Y'all!

Today I am participating in

We are sharing stories of what Inkspired us to start cardmaking. For me, it was my first card. It was my wedding invitation.

The challenge was to CASE our first card. For me this was a bit tough since my first card was made 19 years ago. And I know when I was creating this bundle of cards we
couldn't find this exact paper. You see my MIL only had a finite amount of that specific patterned cardstock. So we wound up using 2 more cardstocks that were the same shade as the swirly cranberry cardstock. Also this was way back when you had to go to the scrapbook store to borrow time on their die cut machine. Now, I could have done that since my in-laws owned the scrapbook store the supplies came from. And I know my MIL still has that machine and those die cuts. But we are currently social distancing. As for the printing which was on this first card. That was done at a print shop. They printed the invitation on vellum. And then our picture and names were printed on some white cardstock.

So instead I chose to take inspiration from my first card.

Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, Bazzill Basics Vellum Sheets, Yupo Medium Paper Pad 7"X7"
Ink: Pinata Rich Gold, T-Rex Inks Alcohol Ink Set, Brea Reese Alcohol Ink Art Kit, Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Poppyfield, Red Pepper
Accessories: Ecstasy Crafts Multi Frame Heart Dies, CTMH Love die, Stampin' Up! Amazing You die, Kelly Green Dew Drops

I have a video to share with you on how I created this card!

The next person on the hop is Christi

Challenges Being Entered
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge No Pattened Paper
Corrosive Challenge # 7- 2020- ANYTHING GOES, WINNERS & TOP PICKS
Avenue 613 CHALLENGE #235 - JULY 2020 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist - The Sentiment As The Focal
Crafter's Castle July Challenge #31 & June Winner!!!

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting, 



  1. Fab creation love how you went back in time ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  2. Gorgeous background and great colours..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Fabulous background.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  4. Love It! The colors are absolutely stunning. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. What a lovely card, I adore the colour combo.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle