The day of love is approaching: Valentine’s Day! ♥ It’s nice to reflect on this romantic day and spoil each other to express your love and appreciation. It doesn’t have to be something big. It’s all about the gesture.
Why should you start card making?
Greeting cards are a great way to express your creativity and make something personal for the recipient. Making things with your hands can also relieve stress, like baking cookies or card making.
Creative Life 2022
Last weekend I went to Creative Life. It’s a creative fair in the Netherlands where you can participate in different craft workshops and listen to interesting speakers. There are also food trucks and stalls that sell (handmade) items ranging from home decoration, jewelry to craft supplies.
I always record my video tutorials with studio lighting. In order for the lighting to work properly, I need the craft room to be completely dark. That way the exposure remains even in the videos.
Using cutting machines for cardmaking
The craft world knows many different craft supplies to make beautiful things. For example glue rollers, paper punches and glow in the dark markers. Are you familiar with cutting machines? You can think of it as a printer, but instead of ink it comes with a cutting blade. You can control the cutting machine via the computer and instruct it to cut something out of paper.
My new craft space
I can’t believe it’s December already! 🎄 It’s the month of Christmas and also the end of 2021. I’ve just started making preparations for my Christmas cards. This year I’m thinking about a 3D Christmas tree which can serve as a card, but perhaps also as a nice decoration in the Christmas tree itself. I …
Visiting Creative Life 2021
Last weekend I went to a creative fair called Creative Life. In brief: it’s an event organized by creatives for creatives. The fair takes place annually in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in an old factory hall.
How to choose a sketchbook
A sketchbook is an absolute must for every creative person. It’s a great way to note down your creative thoughts and literally put it on paper. In my opinion it’s a wonderful “zen” moment.