I joined a card swap on facebook. I do cards top to bottom, which means that the card is finished on the inside, stamped on the back, completed with proper fitting envelope. Most of the cards I got were horrible. Barely finished on the top, definitely, not inside. The fronts were barely done and I only received 3 where this was true, complete on the inside and out. One card had the inside stamp crooked and near the top inside of the card. I was disappointed at how unprofessional these cards were. Maybe these were all newbies. I can forgive this horrible set of cards, but I won't be doing any for the future with this group. I wonder if the people that made these cards were proud of them at all.
To complete a home made card, the inside should be finished to the same weight as the front of the card. At the very least, glue a white piece of card stock on the inside right. Balance the weight of the front of the card to the middle. If you stamp a sentiment or picture, add a third layer of cardstock with the sentiment on it. This allows the weight to be build up and allows for making a mistake with the stamp if you do it before you insert it in the card.
Thank you for letting me use my own blog to protest/whine/complain about my card exchange with others.
Oh, I have been super busy. I've actually started organizing my craft room that I share with my husband's home office. He hates my messy crafts. So, I have tried to support his needs and still leave my creative style open.
I joined a card exchange on the Cricut Cards Facebook site. I had to make 21 cards. At first, I thought I would just have to make 5, but that hope was dashed when I started to pack up the cards and looked for the address, only to see my mistake. I hustled to get them all done before we went to Virginia to meet our newest grandchild and first grand-daughter, Ruby Claire Light.
Then we had a family get -together. With family portraits:
I was glad I got all the cards done. I enjoyed my family so much. The youngest is moving his family, with our first grand-daughter to Hawaii. We won't get to see them as often. This was a precious time together.