About

Here for you

If you are a paper crafter, card maker, scrapbooker, stamper, artist, do-it-yourselfer, gift giver, or all around awesome person, you are in the right place!

I’m here to help you learn paper crafting techniques, to provide inspiration with card and paper project examples and directions, and to help brighten your day! On my blog you’ll find:

  • tutorials and specific directions for each project,
  • measurements in inches AND centimeters, and
  • color and design inspiration based on the elements and principals of art.

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Why

There is a lot of ugly stuff out in the world, but there is a lot of magical and wonderful stuff, too. I want to help others see the bright side by creating art, helping others to create, and bringing beauty and cheer to those who need it most.

Part of what I love about cards is that they are meant to be given away. I love the sharing even more than the creating. You don’t create these things and then hoard them away, you stick them in an envelope and send them off into the world to bring someone joy, congratulations, thanks, or sympathy.

Homemade cards feel so much more loving, because it takes real actual time to make one. Time is a scarce resource and the only one that is given equally all. You only have 24 hours in a day, and no matter how rich you are, you can’t get more. When someone makes a card with their own two hands and invests their own time, it feels so much more special.

The recipient gets to hold a card in their own two hands. It’s tangible and personal. They know that someone made it just for them.

About Me

I am a wife, mom of a toddler, and former elementary art teacher turned analyst for an education software company. Without a sufficient place in our house and limited time to make paintings and sculptures, I really missed making art.

My mom introduced me to paper crafting when she invited me to go to a card class with her about a year and a half ago. I discovered that making cards was a way to express my artistic side in a different format. It became possible to start and finish an entire project all while the baby was napping. I became totally hooked.

I started the blog after about 8 months as a way to record all the cards I was making before giving them away. It has become a great way to connect with others in the card making community and to share fun techniques.

I am in love with making cards and I want to share everything I am learning with others, so this year I am signing up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I look forward to holding workshops, teaching classes, and connecting with more amazing, crafty people!

I would love to connect with you, too!

Contact me

stampwitchnatalie { at } gmail { dot } com

Happy stamping!

Natalie

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