A Little Bit of Spring!

A bouquet of flowers can brighten up any room. However, sending them to someone in a hospital or a rehabilitation center is not always practical.

Flowers created from paper can serve nearly the same purpose as the real ones! I created a card to brighten up the room of someone very special to me.

Pop-up spring notecard with flowers and hedgehog, papercraft, paper flowers, hello notecard

This is the first pop-up card that I created and I love all the ways it can be decorated. I love the little hedgehog; it is one of my favorite stamps.

I hope when people see this card they will smile!

Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information.

I would love to create a card for you!

Thank you for stopping by my little creative corner!

~~Vickie

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‘Dodger Blue’ Get Well Card!

When you have a friend who has been under the weather giving her a get well card could cheer her up, especially when the card is customized for her. She is an LA Dodgers baseball fan!

We banter about our teams, (I am a San Francisco Giants fan!), but our friendship is solid!

Dodger Fan Get Well Card, baseball, custom greeting cards

Creating this card for my friend is just one of the reasons I enjoy designing handmade greeting cards! Everyone likes to get cards and I am happy to oblige!

Enjoy your creative day!

~ Vickie ~

Why Create Handmade Cards?

When you give or receive a greeting card that was created by a person, it shows that special care was involved in selecting the card.

One of the reasons I enjoy creating cards is the ability to personalize both the text and the features of the card.

For example, I recently created a card for a couple who moved into a house near the ocean in San Francisco. The view from their balcony includes house boats and sail boats in the marina. They also have two cats that share their home. The elements I included in the card were: a house, cats, and a sailboat. I doubt you will find a ‘Congratulations on your New Home’ card with these three elements included in the greeting card aisle of your favorite store!

Welcome to new home with sailboat, house and cats

Creating handmade cards is enjoyable for me, but even more so for the simple reason that someone will be receiving a card that was designed just for them. Many people still give cards for special occasions today, and some send cards just to let someone know they are thought of by a friend who cares.

Cat note card, friendship card

As long as there is someone that needs a card, I will continue to create them. I hope you continue to give cards to the people in your life.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie

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.

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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!

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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 ~~

Happy Fall!

Whether you call it Fall or Autumn, this season brings cooler weather and pumpkins! The Fall colors are some of my favorites.

I also love this cute scarecrow and wanted to share him with you today! He is so versatile as he can say Hello, Happy Birthday, Thank You, or any other greeting!

Scarecrow card created by HorseMark Cards, notecard, thank you cards, custom cards,

I would love to design a scarecrow card for you! Contact me to get your card!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

~~ Vickie ~~