Every Card Makers Dilemma and a Crazy, Embarrassing Give-Away

You’ve been making cards for how long?  You have how many cards?

Card Makers Dilemma 2

If you’re a Card Maker then you know what I’m talking about…

Because we’re addicted to paper, stickers, dies and stamps…

pretty patterns, inks and embellishments.

We make cards.  We make lots of cards.

We just love making them.   (we do, we really do)

Saving the ones we made in class because…“they’re just too pretty to give away”

or “I’m keeping them for future inspiration”.  (you know I’m right)

What was I thinking

But then after so many years of card making…

What to do with all these cards.

I have been making cards for years.  A lot of years.

Almost 20 years to be exact and I’ve designed for various manufacturers for the last 14.

Truth is… like a lot of Card Makers, I do sometimes give them out.  (Most of the time, I keep them.)

I’ve kept a lot. 


Here’s the deal…

As I work on Spring Cleaning and purging in my office, I decided to give some away.

Some are old, really old, others are card fronts or tags.

It’s kind of embarrassing…


I will stuff Three Priority Mail envelopes full and send them to three lucky recipients.

That is if anyone wants them.  (geez, this could be really embarrassing)

Just leave me a comment on this post by Monday, April 25th

and I’ll pick a three winners to send out the cards.


Snicker, Laugh, Give them away or “Keep them for Inspiration”.  The choice is up to you. 

Just promise not to post them or submit them to as your own.  (that would be wrong)

Your turn… leave a comment.  (please!!!)

47 thoughts on “Every Card Makers Dilemma and a Crazy, Embarrassing Give-Away

  1. Azahlee says:

    Would do but I’m in the uk! 🙂 I know what you mean though -my mum calls me a hoarder but it’s all too pretty and you know ‘I might need it later’. I plan on making cards and gifts for people…but then I just end up keeping them 🙂

    • seldred2 says:

      It’s good to know that it doesn’t matter where you live we all face the same dilemma when it comes to card making. P.S. I’ve decided to open it up to anyone. (just in case your the only one who wants them) 🙂

      Have a wonderful day. Sue

  2. Pat Smother says:

    Gee, Sue, most of us are in the same place. I try to keep a copy of cards I send, but can almost never send cards made in classes. They are too pretty to send and do need to keep them for inspiration. You nailed it with this blog post! P.S. You do beautiful work! But, I think you already knew I feel that way.

  3. Arla Scarcliff says:


    I’d love to have some of your cards for inspiration and I have been checking to see if you had any classes scheduled. I am getting itchy fingers to do a class

    • seldred2 says:

      I have a couple class ideas up my sleeve. I need to get over to The Paper Forest and get them on the calendar. (thanks for the push)

      Have a wonderful day.

  4. Sharon Howard says:

    Your cards are so inspirational and decorative. I wouldn’t mind receiving some to use as examples for making more.

  5. Heather says:

    Ha! Card lovers all keep some. I purge mine twice a year to keep them in check. But I’d love some of yours to add to my stash. 😘

  6. Linda goggil says:

    I LOVE Your Cards and would feel honored to receive some of them !! Waiting for our next class. Always love your classes… 🙂

  7. mary melaga says:

    Hey Sue,I’m one of those that likes to keep (or at least take a picture of) my cards I make,but since I tend to send so many cards,I would love a batch of yours. Your Christmas class is a blast and you have so much talent!!! So, I’m in for sure!! Thanks for thinking of us all. MARY

  8. Anita Sands says:

    I would love to receive a packet of cards because I can always use new inspiration. My grandchildren are also interested in learning more about card making and would enjoy your cards for examples. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • seldred2 says:

      That’s great that your grandchildren are interested in cardmaking.
      My grandson loves making projects with me. I hope it’s something he’ll remember me by.

  9. Bonnie Price says:

    I’ve known you for a long time, in fact your shop is where I learned my love of card making. I have a big plastic box filled with cards that I will never use either. Saved them for samples. I now make cards only for birthdays and special occasions. I no longer live in IL, but was there this spring and ran into you at a workshop at the Paper Forrest. Your workshops were always creative and fun. I miss that where I’m living now. Bonnie

  10. Faye Kendall says:

    I would love to have some of your cards. I have files of home made cards. Really enjoyed the Christmas class we went to. I just finished remodeling my craft room. I have my home
    made cards all over, just for inspiration. Love all new ideas. Faye

  11. Jill R Buehrer Wolfe AKA Mac Aughney on FB says:

    I would love to have them!! First to browse through for inspiration and then share them with my Hospice clients… Either for them directly or for them to give to family and friends as often they’re unable to get out and get their own cards. Thanks ever so much for the opportunity!!

  12. Di says:

    I’m a 2 month newbie to this entire craft and have been purchasing things but didn’t know how to pull them together into a completed item .
    I was looking for more inspiration with finished cards and here is an awesome opportunity —woohoo ❣❣❣❣❣

  13. amyrmccue says:

    I try really hard to mail them out. I also make my Christmas cards, so all of those go out. I still have lots that I did for a class, or something else and still have. I know exactly what you mean!

  14. sherry varga says:

    I would love your cards, I am a cardmaker also and I know your dilemma. I donate my cards to several charities and if I won yours, that is what I would do with them……Of course, I would enjoy them for a while first!!!

  15. LaVonne McClone says:

    I just got my computer back today so I hope I’m not too late. I still have every card I ever made in your classes. (They are for inspiration and besides I just can’t part with them). I would love some of your cards!! LaVonne

  16. Amy Ismail says:

    Wow! I love handmade cards and handmade anything from the heart. I would be overjoyed to recieve one of these bags filled with goodness! Thanks so much for your generosity!

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