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Creating a New Home Card

Materials: A image of wood with a distinctive grain. Shapes to find; an ornate key, plaque shape, gold studs or buttons, flowers and leaves. Cutting board and scalpel. Double sided foam pads Wax thread or string. Black felt pen. A buff coloured card – 125 x 175 mm. Two pale gold glass gems. Use of […]

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Cerise Rose Birthday Card

How to Make a Handmade Birthday Card

Materials: Photograph- print or painted large flower head. Small flowers and leaves. White greetings card 150 x 150 mm Cutting board Craft PVA Masking tape or spray mount. Double-sided foam pads Printer and computer (optional.) When making new handmade greetings cards it isn’t always necessary to start an idea from scratch.  The card I am […]

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The Joy of Themed Handmade Cards

The Joy of Themed Handmade Cards

This week, I would like to sing the praises of creating handmade cards and how adaptable this makes your business for different events and fairs.  With most products you would have to order or produce a long way in advance, but with cards made from home, using your own inspiration, printing, equipment, materials, papers and […]

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New Events And Occasions In The Greeting Card Market

Greeting Card Events And Occasions For Your Diary

The greetings card industry grows larger every year with an ever-increasing demand for more subjects and occasions to cover. Within a multi-cultural society numerous different religious festivals and events are making their way increasingly into the annual British calendar.  Some of these are the Chinese and Jewish New year, Eid and Diwali.  Then we have […]

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Antique Office Handmade Cards

Antique Office Handmade Cards

In my last blog showing 15 unique handmade cards I mentioned my next project was to go forward on a range of handmade and printed cards suitable for the men in our lives. As usual, it’s a family Birthday at the weekend that has prompted me start on this new group!  My inspiration for which […]

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15 Unique Handmade Birthday Cards

15 Unique Handmade Birthday Cards

My designs are all about colour and pattern, something I do not shy away from and like to celebrate in my work.  You will find a mix of media – hand-painted, photography, designs produced in Illustrator and the use of Photoshop to bring a final design together.  Many ideas stem from my Home Accessories range, […]

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Beautiful Handmade Silver Anniversary Card

Beautiful Handmade Silver Anniversary Card

A majority of my handmade cards are created for friends, customers or family members requesting a card with originality for a special occasion. I think everyone wants to find that perfect card. A personalised or handmade card shows the thought and care taken in making this choice! Designing this Silver Wedding Anniversary card, I have […]

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Valentine's Day

Cards I love this Valentine’s Day!

St.Valentine’s Day on February 14th is acknowledged around the world. We cannot fail to notice the shops are full of red, and the red heart has become a symbol to express our declaration of Love! Although it has religious connotations, the 14th first became associated with love in the 18th century, when ‘courtly love’ flourished […]

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Female Surface Pattern competition by Tigerprint

A few months ago now our Head Designer Lesley Stevens entered some new designs into a competition for Tigerprint. The brief was to design contemporary surface patterns for a female recipient that could be used across a range of products such as gift bags, wrapping paper, stationery products and greeting cards. At Decorque we have […]

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