I test my memory every day, but keeping handmade cards
I have received over the years helps me to recall special moments in
I enjoy making cards to
fit the needs of a special occasion or for a special person. I have
helped others make cards to fill a special need. You don't have to
have a lot of supplies, just a true desire to communicate a feeling.
After creating a beaded tree my interest in beads grew
and during a rainy winter weekend I decided to bead designs onto
The cards below are the result. First I cut a piece of mat
board to the desired shape and marked increments (I used millimeters) where I
thought the beading needed to start and end.
I used the patterned mat board to transfer the markings onto
cardstock and used a large needle to mark the holes. I laid beads out
on the card to determine position and size, and shape in order to determine
approximate number of beads needed. I placed the beads in a shallow container, (a
shallow bowl) and began beading.
I used scrap cardstock for the beading, then mounted the cardstock onto
cards. I added small scrabble tiled words from Tiny Letters. I liked the result, but couldn't resist adding
wire, which I curled, flattened, and adhere to the cardstock using PVA glue.