Angel Policies are of the devil!

May 15, 2009
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Angel Policies are of the devil!

As I get more and more serious about starting my own papercrafting business, I learn more and more about things I either need to do or need to be aware of. And just this last week I became aware of a very important, but very inhibiting, item that now limits my creativity…and will limit my ability to sell my creations later on: Angel Policies. Ugh, I cringe just saying it. Angel Policies. *gag* For those of you that are new to the business side of papercrafting, an Angle Policy is basically a limited license for crafters, such as myself, to use certain designs and images on items we create with the intention of selling for profit. Which means that just because I created a great card, invitation, scrapbook page, or whatever, it doesn’t mean I have the permission to sell those items. Now, Angel Policies will differ greatly between...
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Going Bright for the Bridesmaids Cards

April 20, 2009
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Going Bright for the Bridesmaids Cards

My knees are killing me after a few hours of kneeling on the carpet working on friend’s bridesmaids thank you cards on my coffee table. Trust me, if I had more space to work more comfortably, I would. But at the moment the coffee table provides the largest work area. So I deal. My knees, unfortunately, aren’t too happy about it. ANYWAYS, I seriously spent at least an hour staring at a stack of colored cardstock and some stamps trying to figure out a good design for bridesmaids thank yous. I had the colors picked out: bright pink, tealish blue, and black. I had the stamps I needed: one with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, and the other a shoe shape. All I had to do was figure out a nice layout that was cute but attractive. The fact that it took me an hour just goes to show...
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Should You YUDU?

April 17, 2009
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Should You YUDU?

As a beginner and aspiring Gocco print artist, I’m always keeping my eyes out for the next thing in home printing systems. I was so stoked when I purchased my first gocco (even though it was used) just a few weeks ago. I still haven’t gotten around to using it since I’m pretty busy with friend’s wedding stationery. But I’m definitely already racking my brain about what I want to try with it first. And I’m always on Craigslist and eBay checking for great deals on gocco supplies. They’re getting harder to come by since the Gocco is pretty much a product of the past. It’s definitely still a popular printing method for DIYers like me, but it’s old nonetheless. So of course my attention was grabbed by the mention of the new home screen printing system from ProvoCraft called the Yudu. ProvoCraft is a popular crafting company, known...
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5 Down…145ish More to Go!

April 14, 2009
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5 Down…145ish More to Go!

So after receiving an email from friend yesterday morning, I went on a card-making rampage…well…after about an hour of talking wedding program logistics with friend. Anyways, after an all-day assault with my papercrafting tools, and an hour-long errand trip to Target with hubby, I finally completed a set of five…count them…five…thank you cards with envelopes for friend’s wedding shower. She had emailed asking me to have some ready for her to pick up yesterday evening if possible, so I cranked out 5 as quickly as I could. Here is what the final product looks like! I probably could have cranked out more than 5 measley cards were it not for having to glue each letter in the words “Thank You” individually. But I’m not complaining. I’m creating! The part I’m most proud of? The envelope liner. Instead of spending more money buying colored text paper, I purchased teal wrapping...
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The Thank You Card Experiment Part Dos

April 8, 2009
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The Thank You Card Experiment Part Dos

This post comes to you a day late (what can I say? I had a lazy day yesterday). But hey, at least it came at all, right? Anyways, I give to you the results of today’s card-making experimentation. Today’s cards: Wedding Shower Thank You cards. I only went through two designs this time. I went for a simpler look since wedding showers are a bit more casual. Here is design numero uno: I like this design, but I think it’s a little too casual. The words “Thank You” would be split by the bride image. But I felt there’s just too much going on on the bottom of the card. And so came design numero dos: It looks funky because I didn’t glue anything down just yet. But the general idea and design is pretty good. Simple, but elegant while still being fairly casual. The pink swirl design will...
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