A card touches us – somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task.
As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
- You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
- You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
- You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.
- You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
- You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.
- You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
- You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
- You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.
- You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
- You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
- You have the right to value your personal style.
- You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.