I just received a newsletter from CardMaker magazine that I thought was interesting and had to share. I love to make cards but sometimes I stop myself from creating a card because I find myself getting too complicated. I think too much about it -- how many embellishments, how can I "take it up a notch?"
Then I read this newsletter from Cardmaker called "Keep It Simple: Clean & Simple Style." Basically if your goal is to make more cards, then you should "Keep it simple!" When I have thought of "simple" cards in the past, I immediately thought that meant a "plain" card - nothing much to look at. If you check out the article, it has pictures of a few "simple" cards that are really great! Simple doesn't have to mean plain -- you can use color not just white space. You can add texture to the paper and that alone changes the look or feel of your card. And if you're trying to make a number of the same card - this is the way to go. Simple doesn't have to mean plain. I'm going to keep this mantra in mind as I start making cards throughout the next couple of days. You should too! (By the way, I just started a subscription to CardMaker magazine -- it's very inspiring. You should take a look at a copy.)