Handmade Greeting Cards, Centerpieces

Today, I wanted to celebrate fall and the change of seasons.

I love the mini pumpkins and their orange-y, brownish loveliness.

I enjoy the little burgundy-reddishness of the leaves in the trees.

And it never hurts to enjoy the golden North Carolina sweet potatoes, and the crunched-y, crunchiness of the those high-dollar honey crisp apples that come out this time of year.

The handmade, 3D greeting card featured above is the first homemade card I’ve created over the last few weeks. When I made the little polymer clay shapes featured on it (the ones with the lovely brown, white, beige, orange, and green fall-colored tones), I didn’t really know what I was making them for or how I would use them.

I don’t even know what I’m making until I know that I’m finished. There is a simplicity and a beauty in the discovery and in the process of giving birth to a handmade, unique, and distinct greeting card.

Nothing gives me greater joy than when I am writing and creating; it’s what I was born to do. The beauty of a greeting card goes beyond artwork, or owning a business, or having a lil’ hobby. It’s a reflection of beauty, of art, of hope, and of myself.~Jaimee Z. Canty

Say Happy Birthday to Handmade Cards!

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This oil painting is entitled: “Jaimee’s Custom Colors.”
I created this piece about 12 years ago, and it hangs above the piano in my living room today!

Listening to your first visceral, gut, inner, and deep down instinct is key!

When I created the canvas-based oil painting featured above, I remember throwing the paint brush aside, because it wouldn’t allow me to make the swirl patterns I wanted.

You see, I create art in my way, on my terms, and for my own fun! And you can do the same. Where is the fun, or the wonder, or the surprise in giving yet another super-store/pre-processed/pre-packaged gift???

That friend is unique. That co-worker holds a special place in your work life. That family member’s spirit brings you joy. So why give them another birthday card that speaks to none of those qualities???

Send a handmade birthday card with a happy face, happy colors, and a happy message!

Homemade greeting cards allow you to say ‘happy birthday’ in a meaningful way.