Wedding Card Created from the Invitation

I hope this new year has started off on a positive note for you. Our calendar is filling up with all sorts of travel and fun events. One of the exciting celebrations was the marriage of my son’s childhood friend.

As usual, I took the invitation for the wedding and designed a wedding card from it. It’s always a bit tricky to decide how to create these cards, but that is part of of the fun!

This was the invitation, both front and back. Such pretty colors of dark blues, pinks, and creams.

Wedding invitations, wedding cards,

Wedding invitation, wedding card, flowers

This is the finished card I created for the newlyweds! Since we attended this wedding, I added a flower created from the back of the invitation on the envelope for an extra touch!

Wedding cards, wedding invitations, decorated envelopes

Wedding card message, paper flowers, card created from wedding invitation

Congratulations to Marissa and Matt and best wishes for a wonderful journey through life as husband and wife!

If you are attending a wedding this year, I would love to create the wedding card for you!
Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information.

Thank you for visiting today!

~~ Vickie ~~

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A Quick Hello!

Hello!

I thought I would share this birthday card designed with cards that I created for someone very special a couple of years ago.

Birthday card created with cards

Remember to give a card to the people in your life. They will appreciate it! In today’s fast paced world, receiving something in the mail that isn’t junk or a bill will certainly be opened first!

Hope you enjoy your creative day!

RePurposing Items to Create Cards!

We received two phone books in the last few days. I guess some people still use these, but I usually just toss them into our recycling bin. I decided to keep these, thinking I could use them in some way. Perhaps I could create a card! 🙂

Since I didn’t want the complete names and numbers of people to be shown, I decided to use a flower die that was thin enough to only reveal parts of the information. The flowers on these cards were created using a die from Elizbeth Craft Designs. I stamped the leaves and stem and cut them to finish the flower. I even used the ‘yellow pages’ to design my flower!

repurposing phone book pages to make cards, created by HorseMark Cards
The flowers are cut from pages from a phone book!

My family loves attending live theater, especially musicals. We received a flyer in the mail announcing that “Hamilton, the Musical” was going to be in San Francisco! I immediately knew what I would do with it!

Since the flyer was printed on sturdy card stock (and clean!), it was perfect to use to create a card.

Hamilton, musical, Father's Day Card created by HorseMark Cards
I repurposed the flyer for ‘Hamilton, the Musical’ to create this Father’s Day Card!

Since my husband is such a big fan of the broadway musical, “Hamilton”, I knew I had to create this card for his special day! When I gave it to him, he reminded me that Alexander Hamilton was one of our founding fathers. That made it appropriate for a Father’s Day card!

hamilton themed fathers day card

I still have several traditional papers in my craft room to design many more cards, but I like the idea of repurposing some items that add different elements.

Catalogs, magazines, and printed photographs can also be repurposed to create new items. I know many of you have used different things when you create your projects! It does add variety to our designs!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you like my ideas and are inspired to create something different!

Enjoy your creative day ~~ Vickie

A New Blog Feature!


 

Hello Readers!

Today I would like to share a new feature that I will be adding to my blog. Several of the cards I write about are also available on my website, but I am now offering a chance to buy a card directly from my blog! It is secured by *PayPal and offers a more convenient way for you to purchase a card! (I will not overwhelm you with this new feature, I promise!) 🙂

This scarecrow note card I created seemed perfect to debut my new blog feature! You can see how I created this adorable little scarecrow on my previous post on Fall is Here!

He, (Why do I think all scarecrows are male?) has been created with lots of layers and details! This card is a **note card, however I can also create a similar card for a birthday or any type of greeting you may want. Send me an email at horsemarkcards@gmail.com with your request and I can create your custom card!

 

scarecrow notecard layered with papers, birds on scarecrow, fall notecards,

 

Do you know someone that would like this cute scarecrow card? (It comes with a free smile!) He is only $3.00 and you can purchase him today! Just click on the Buy Now button and he will be sent to you immediately!

Buy Now Button

 
UPDATE: This card has been sold, but I can make another similar card for you if you email me! Thanks!

What do you think of my new ‘Buy Now’ feature? Do you think you would use it? I would love to hear your thoughts!

I appreciate all the encouragement of my long-time readers and followers! If you’re new to my blog, Welcome! I hope you enjoy what you see and leave a ‘like’ or a comment! I love ‘talking’ to you!

Enjoy your creative day!

~Vickie

* PayPal is a secure way to pay, using your credit card or your PayPal account. (I do not see any of your credit card information! It is all kept secure through PayPal.)

** All HorseMark Cards include a mailing envelope and are packaged in a protective sleeve.