Thursday, January 6, 2011

Handmade Cards & My 100th Post Giveaway!

Wouldn't it be great to open your mailbox today to find a "just because" card from a family member or friend? And wouldn't it be equally great to make someone else's day by sending them a card? I think so! While store bought cards are nice, I really prefer the handmade variety. Keep reading to find out how you can win these ones!

Cards can be as simple or as complicated as you like and can be made with a variety of materials. Just start with folded cardstock and add paper, stickers, chipboard, ribbon and any other embellishments. Card making is great for using up leftovers and scraps because you only need small amounts of things.

Not sure where to start? A quick Google image search will yields tons of inspiration. Or visit Martha Stewart's Card Making Center, full of step-by-step instructions for make all types of cards. With minimal supplies and a couple of hours you could be making cards like these...

Or you could go the Etsy route and let other's make the cards for you - you still get the handmade effect!

Via oldladybern
Via QueenBeeInspirations
Via carriescards

Even better than paying for handmade cards is getting them for free! To celebrate my 100th post I'm giving away this set of three all occasion cards. Each of these cards was handcrafted by me!

To win you must:
1. Follow Sugar and Shimmer
2. Leave a comment here - please make sure I'm able reach you if you're the winner
3. For an extra entry "Like" us on Facebook and be sure to leave a second comment

I'll be choosing a winner at random on Thursday, January 13th  at 7:00 PM. This giveaway is open to everyone as I'll ship anywhere in the world.

For more information about how I make my cards be sure to visit again as I'll be dedicating some upcoming posts to card making.


  1. oooooh.... pick me! Those cards are very pretty and guess what - I follow and like you already! ;)

  2. Great looking cards, nice prize. Can't believe that Sugar and Shimmer is at l00 posts, good job.