Sarah Stetler Miller. Fine Art, Mixed Media, Fabric Art, Paper-crafts, Quilting, Child of God.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday Blog Candy

July is my birthday month and I'll be giving out blog candy for each week starting tonight.
Just answer my question for this week in the comments section and leave your email inside the comment section. I'll use Random.com to pick a winner.
Today's question: Why would you make a card instead of buying one?
Thanks for playing,


44 comments:

Nanc said...

For me, I'd rather make my own card, because the one that receives it always seems to be so thrilled that I took the time to make a card just for them.
Happy Birthday Sarah!!

Deanie said...

To make a card is something SPECIAL to give someone that shows you care enought to give them something to cherish....

Happy B'day Sarah

mnmotes@rcom-ne.com

Anjii said...

Because it's a great way to give something personal and special, when a gift is going overboard, or out of the budget... or just to add to a store bought gift, to make it more special :)

Happy Birthday!

Anita said...

I love the personal touch that a handmade card gives.

SamieVt said...

Happy birthday month! I just celebrated getting 'older' a few days ago myself!
Why a handmade card? What better way to share a piece of your heart? Handmade says "I care" like nothing else does!

Card Crazy said...

Simple. If I care enough to send a card, I care enough to make it personal and special.
Sue S.

Wanda. said...

I would rather make a card than buy one because making one comes from the heart. It is a special one of a kind card created for that person who is getting it. If you get a store bought card from me you know I'm not very happy with you!!!! LOL
wanda@cybernetik.net

Teri said...

I like to make cards. It's my hobby. I think they are WAY more beautiful than bought ones. I think it says something very special when you give someone a part of your life. Happy Birthday!!

tericout at yahoo dot com

Beth Harple said...

Happy Birthday!! I make cards instead of buying them "Because I care enough to send the very best." It is a much more personal touch. bharple@rcn.com

Kay said...
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Kay said...

I like to make cards because they are more personal
khance@suddenlink.net

Robin Perry said...
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Robin Perry said...

That's easy! I would rather make a card because the person who receives it knows it was made just for them!

A friend of mine mentioned that he will keep the card I made for him this year. AND he said it was the best birthday present he received (even though there was no money inside! lol)


Happy Birthday, Sarah.


rjporter@gmail.com

Sue said...

Because a homemade card shows that you care enough about the person to design and create a unique work of the heart just for them.

Happy Birthday Sarah!!

(My e-mail is stampin_sue@nc.rr.com)

thestampinglady said...

Made from the heart with special emphasis on who the card goes too. Happy Birthday!

Janet Swofford said...

Giving a hand made card is like giving a little piece of your heart to the recipient:-)
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Kathy said...

The people I make the cards for enjoy them because of the love and energy I put into each one of them.

Kathy Miller

Sandi said...

The pride and joy of creating and sharing -- there is no better feeling. And have you ever compared what you get when you buy a 99-cent card vs. making one for the same or less price?? No comparison. I'm a July baby too Sara -- Happy Birthday to us both!!!
Sandi
gdailey@concentric.net

Sharon said...

It's so much more fun to make your own card and make it special for the person you are creating it for.

Happy Birthday!

Kathy said...

the people who receive the cards I make enjoy them knowing how much love and energy goes into making them

Sharon King said...

I would rather make one because I get great pleasure making it special just for the person...Enjoy your birthday no matter how many you have had...each one is special.
Sharon King
king5nc@yahoo.com

Bev Farmer said...

I would make a handmade card instead of buying a store card to show the person just how much I care about them. I want them to feel special and that I put my heart into the special card for them.

Bev Farmer
SU Demo
http://www.createwithbev.blogspot.com

irishgalkelly said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Making cards is a way for me to show how much I care about the person receiving it. I hope they realize that, however, even if they don't, it is my passion. A small way for me to share my creativity. Great question!

Anonymous said...

Because it is heartfelt and because of the joy, smiles and awhhhhhs it brings.

"To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference."

Debbie said...

I prefer to make cards as it shows the recipient how special they are.

Kim Score said...

I would rather make a card because I have all this stuff and why not use it?

Bette said...

First of all, I enjoy making my cards. And everyone seems to enjoy receiving a card that I've taken the time and trouble (not to mention the expense!) of making. It just seems more personal, I think.

Anonymous said...

I make a card rather than buy to justify my stamp purchases to my husband. LOL Also to see their face when you have taken the time to make a card just for them.

Happy anniversary of your 21st birthday!!

Sherri Power

nana_cindy42 said...

Since childhood I've had the need & desire to give something I have made to show them how special they are to me. And it makes me feel so darn good! nana_cindy42@hotmail.com

ylita said...

I love to make all my cards because it means so much more to the person that is receiving the card. They seem to cherish them and it makes me feel special.

Debby said...

A homemade card is more special than a store bought card. More personal, it shows you cared enough to give the best and personalize just for them.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 @ gmail dot com

Colleen said...

I would rather make a card for someone because making it shows the person that you cared enough to spend time to make them some thing special for them. A handmade card also adds a personal touch to the gift that you are giving to the person.

Mary Frances said...

I like to take the time to make something special for someone, something to fit their personality. It's like giving a part of you to someone.

missy said...

First of all, Happy Birthday Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful day!
For me, I love making my own card because I know that person more than Hallmark,Wal-mart,etc. or anywhere else does. Secondly, store-bought cards are getting more costly and not near as pretty! Thirdly, I think the recipient knows I cared enough to take the time to do it myself. Anyone can go and buy a card but not everyone will sit down and take the time to do it themselves! So, that person will know they are special!

Its Ace said...

Personal Satisfaction! Plus the fact that I can really never find what I really want in a store card, and then when I do the price is just not worth it. I find that when I give a hand made card my friends tend to hang on to it rather than just throw it away. Two gifts in one!
seedstlc at distributel dot net

Eileen said...

I would make one because it comes from the heart and says the person receiving it is special so you take the time to show this by maing a card,thanks for the opportunity to win
Eileen

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the process of creating, making the card and seeing the reaction of the recipient. Jill F
stamperjf@comcast.net

Jan L (WowStampers) in Colorado said...

To share the energy of creativity and art.

Happy Birthday!

Nana Jo said...

I always make my important cards because I know - they won't get a double.

Happy Birthday!!

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday Month!

A handmade card is special and shows that you care.

Kathy said...

I much prefer making a handmade card, it not only brings enjoyment to me but I think someone receiving it is thrilled also. Happy Birthday!

Kathy C.

Cards by Sharyn said...

It makes the recipient feel special knowing the card was made especially for them.
Happy Birthday
sharyn@bigpond.net.au
Sharyn

Anonymous said...

Nothing sayes love like a hand made card.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday month!!

Elise

Heather Leech said...

I stopped buying cards when I started stamping. I could stand in a store for an hour trying to find the 'perfect' card - and never could. Now I can make the 'perfect' card - and whoever receives it will hopefully appreciate the time and effort!