Card Making Brings Me Peace

I imagine that most people have something they love to do, something that brings them joy, and something that fulfills a passion they have. Perhaps they can explain why they love it. Perhaps they have no idea why this thing has captured their heart.

For me, one of these things is making cards and stationery. There’s something about the creative process that is both energizing and centering. I find that my mind can wander about, happy-like, when I am putting together paper products. I enjoy the two phases, the creation and the assembly, equally. There is often a peaceful repetition in putting things together, a satisfaction that arrives from seeing the things I have made. But I also love how a simple idea can come to life, and the joy of knowing that I had something to do with it. In fact, I enjoy it so much that I’ve been questioning why I don’t do this as a full-time job. Of course, I’d need equipment like this Duplo DC-746 Cutter Creaser to make things a bit faster, but the key process is still there. Creating things out of my mind and seeing them become a reality is just so satisfying to me.

This weekend I finished designing and assembling the front of my cards. I still need to put my greeting in the body of the card, and well, then send them. I love what I came up with. Hope you enjoy this little preview.