Handmade Winter Wedding Card

Winter is still here and weddings still happen.! Here’s an older post that is still relevant. Enjoy!

Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter…no matter when a wedding is planned, it is a wonderful celebration! Many couples decide to get married in the winter for a variety of reasons. (My husband and I decided to marry in late November, 1984. Since his family lived in Washington and we were in California, we hosted Thanksgiving at my apartment two days before our wedding. It was really nice, since both of our families were together and had the opportunity to visit!) No matter when the wedding occurs, the new couple will enjoy looking at all the wedding cards they receive!

I would like to share a wedding card I made for our friends’ daughter, who was married on December 27, 2013. I decided to use a winter theme for their card. I have had this cute snowman stamp from imaginisce for a few years, and it is one of my favorites…

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Craft Room & Boxes!

Hello Readers!

I have been absent in posting in the past several weeks, with the holidays and various other personal events taking up a great deal of my time. It’s all positive though!

We have lived in our current home for almost twenty years and raised two wonderful sons there. It is finally time to move into another house and make it our home. We may be leaving the old homestead, but we are certainly taking all of our memories with us!

I am so fortunate to have a room all my own to create my HorseMark Cards, sew, and create other projects. The only negative thing is packing it up! I have so much stuff! Does anyone else have that problem?

Luckily, I will also have my own creative room in our new home, but of course it will take some time to get it all organized! So, I will still be absent in my postings for a bit longer, but am looking forward to getting back into my blogging world!

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Enjoy your creative days!

~~ Vickie

Creating Paper Ornaments for Christmas Cards!

Here’s a blog post from Christmas past! Enjoy your holiday season!

Hello Friends!

The first leaves have fallen from our trees, the mornings have started to be a bit cooler, costumes and candy are featured in the stores, and pumpkins are everywhere! And yes, there are Christmas trees with lights displayed in most stores. The holiday are coming! Many of us prepare for them a bit earlier than others, especially if we are creating handmade items. So, it is time for me to start creating some holiday cards!

It is a bit difficult to get into the holiday spirit when the sun is shining and we are still having warm days here in northern California. I needed to find a bit of inspiration. I started to browse through my Christmas papers and previous holiday cards I had created. Of course, checking for ideas online also got me into the holiday spirit. It’s amazing to see so many creative ideas and such…

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Enjoy Your Celebrations!


This is such a busy time of year and the calendar is filled with so many different things to do and places to go!

Aside from getting ready for the upcoming holidays, many of us will be celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. Some of you may even be planning a fun filled vacation with friends! Other events may also be taking up so much of your time and the planning and organizing stages are set in motion. So many things….so little time!

anniversary card created by HorseMark Cards, ribbon, lace

(This year our 32nd anniversary happens to fall on Thanksgiving! So many things to be thankful for!)

Happy Birthday cake card designed by HorseMark Cards

(Happy Birthday for those celebrating in November and December!)

Several items and events on my schedule are requiring a good portion of my time and will keep me busy for the next couple of months. It is because of these things (all very positive and good) that I must take a break from blogging and social media for a few weeks.

I would like to thank all my regular followers, and those of you that are just discovering HorseMark Cards, for your continued support. Your encouragement has meant a lot to me! I will be back soon!

turkey thank you card, ways to create a turkey card

Have a fun time with your family and friends and enjoy all of your upcoming celebrations!

Enjoy all of your creative days!

~~ Vickie

I will be off the grid for most of November, but you can contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com if you do need a card! There’s always time to create and send a card!

Squirrels & Acorns!

There are many squirrels that scamper around our yard all year long. We also have several trees on our property, along with a 300 year old oak tree. Now that fall is here, I enjoy watching the squirrels gather acorns and bury them around our yard. I often wonder if these little creatures remember where they buried their food treasures. (I guess they do as every year we still have lots of squirrels!)

These little squirrels inspired me to create these two cards. I love this stamp which has been in my craft room for a few years. It is from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Notecard with squirrel and acorns created by HorseMark Cards

Squirrel & Acorn Note Card $4.00

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Squirrel with nuts & acorns birthday card $4.00

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You can get one of these little squirrel cards to give to a friend. Each card has a bit of hand cut work and layers of elements, which make them perfect cards to display!  Each card is $4.00  and you can purchase them securely through PayPal.  They are sure to bring a smile to someone!

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting today!

~~ Vickie