I’ve spent much of this past year clearing out things, organizing others and trying to make our home a great work from home and living space. Like many of us, I’ve repurposed pretty baskets and reused bins that previously stored a or b for new uses housing x or y items. Anything new that came into the house meant something old had to go out. Always into cardmaking, I’ve had such a pleasant time trying to use some of my cardmaking supplies to make cards for others this year.
In the fun “pro-craftination” and time spent in my crafting space, I’ve discovered new items in my stash of supplies and have tried to truly embody the hashtag #craftyourstash. After putting away my autumn themed papercrafting papers and embellishments, as well as my holiday ones, I took out a whole bunch of beautiful papers with winter themes. Given that friends and family on the other side of the country just had a huge snowstorm, these are perfect for my winter-themed cards and even some heart-filled ones for February.
For card bases this time, I took pretty scrapbooking paper, ones with a thickness to them, in rich winter colors that evoked the stillness and solitude of the snow and season, and paired them with stickers, ribbons, embellishments and raised items using foam tape and then I rounded the corners and added extra details inside.
Since the nights get dark early this time of year, even in Southern California, my evenings have been spent making cards to send others to warm their hearts during this winter! This post has a sampling of some winter cards I made the last few nights.
Do you make seasonal themed cards or specifically winter themed cards? Cardmaking is such a pleasant way to share your joy and creativity with those you care about. Feel free to email us at [email protected] and share your creations with us. We love to be inspired by others’ card creations!