Just a few quick pics of this versatile new stamp set called
Joyful Jar from Close to My Heart. I also used a doily die from Spellbinders and the Grandma's Doily and Scalloped Circle punches from Fiskars (and a few others tools, punches, and papers in my stash).
*A quick tip...those itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny stamps stick perfectly to the top of a glue stick cap. I can stick my finger in the cap and stamp, stamp, stamp!
Now, we come to the reason why I make cards. It was my birthday last week, and this was the card I received in the mail from a family member. This is a beautiful store-bought card, IF YOU ARE A 99 YEAR OLD RETIRED FISHERMAN! I'm not trying to sound un-grateful, but if it's the thought that counts, how much thought went into this?
A beautiful hand-made card (and even a store bought card) can be a gift in itself.
This is why I make cards.