Junk Mail or Treasured Mail?

Junk mail fills many of our mailboxes, both online and in our physical mailboxes. We quickly toss this junk mail and look for the important envelopes.

Little girl holding sign saying thinking of you, butterflies

One of the best items you can find in your mailbox is a special greeting card! It can really make a difference to someone, especially in today’s world.

Cute poodle card created by HorseMark Cards

It makes me feel better when I send a card to someone, and I know they appreciate it. Who will you send a card to today?

Thinking of you with colorful hearts created by HorseMark Cards

Enjoy your day!

~~Vickie

New Year! New Home!

Hello!

It has been a crazy year, as many of you know. Unfortunately, I have not kept up with my blog postings. So many things have happened and I really miss not having the time to devote to this blog, but I hope to be back soon!

We are in the process of moving from California to Washington, so my craft room has been packed up for a few weeks. I miss creating, but I have been posting some of my cards I have designed on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I hope you visit and follow my sites to see what I have created in the past. Perhaps it will inspire you to create your own cards!

A cheery card to say ‘Hello’

Thank you for your patience and I hope to be back in the blogging world soon!

Take Care and keep safe.

~~~Vickie

Cards with Cute Hedgehogs!

Hello!

I wanted to share a few cards I designed using this cute little hedgehog stamp from Penny Black Stamps. This stamp is so versatile and can be used for all sorts of cards.

Three hedgehogs are dancing above a hello rickrack border with hello balloons
HedgeHogs Celebrating!

Hedgehog dancing above grass on leaves background paper, ‘You make me Smile’ message created by HorseMark Cards
Hedgehog Dancing on Grass

Baby card with hedgehog,raccoon, squirrel,and porcupine on layered card
Baby Hedgehog & Friends

Hedgehog in umbrella get well card created by HorseMark Cards
Hedgehog in Umbrella Get Well Card

Cards Created by HorseMark Cards using Penny Black Furry Affection Stamps
Penny Black Furry Affection Stamps

I would love to create a card for you with this adorable hedgehog. Just tell me what type of card you would like and I will design it and send you a picture of it for your approval!

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

I appreciate you visiting my blog and hope that I will be able to create a card or two for you!

~~ Vickie ~~

Valentine’s Day Cards!

Hello!

February has arrived and I would like to share a few cards I have created for Valentine’s Day.

The first card is a pop-up card, which are fun cards to design!

Valentine’s Day card created by HorseMark Cards, pink and red hearts, fun border, handmade cards

Most Valentine’s Day cards are usually made in shades of reds and pinks. Since there are no rules in creating handmade cards, I have designed a couple of cards ‘outside the box’ in terms of the colors I used.

These cards can be given to men or women who like natural and muted colors.

Floral framed Valentines Day card created by HorseMark Cards, floral printed papers, cards for sale

This final card is one of my favorites. I wanted a simple design and decided to use white and gold as my color scheme. Once I created this card, I realized it can also be used as a wedding or anniversary card!

February 14 is a special day for many people, not just couples. Valentine’s Day cards are not only for kids to exchange in a classroom, but older folks like them too! Remember to give a card to friends and family to brighten their day!

I would love to create a card, or two, for you! Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. Enjoy your 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