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


You Know Someone Wants One of These!

You know they will open this first when they get their mail! Surprise someone with a greeting card for no reason other than to let them know you are thinking of them!

Bird on a branch with butterflies notecard, created by HorseMark Cards

Giving an actual card to someone is also a more personal social media way of communicating in our busy world!

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

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie

Sharing Smiles with a Card!

Note card with cameras & stars with a smile message


I found this fun paper in my stash that features cameras and stars. I can’t remember where I purchased it, but I decided it needed to be used!
Since we all smile when we take pictures, I thought this paper could be used to create some ‘smile’ note cards.
Note card with camera, ribbon and a smile message

This last note card was created with a tri-fold which opens up so a personal message can be included.
Note card with tri-fold and smile message

Note card with tri-fold  and smile message

These cards are available to purchase if you would like to send a smile to a friend or family member!   Each card is only $3.50 and comes with an envelope.  Simply click on the buy now button and your card will be mailed right away!

Buy Now Button

Thank you for visiting HorseMark Cards Blog! Enjoy your creative day!