Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cardmaker's Bill of Rights

This was shared by one of our cardmakers in Australia:

A cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A HANDMADE CARD.

A card touches us – somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honourable and important task.

As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
  • You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
  • You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
  • You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.
  • You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
  • You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.
  • You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
  • You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
  • You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.
  • You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
  • You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
  • You have the right to value your personal style.
  • You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
~Author Unknown


Susan said...


Dixie said...

Well said!

Carmen O. said...

Perfect! I think I'll post this on the Fridge. hehehe

babscampbell said...

This will be cited often!

Jojo B said...

I love it! I'm going to print it out and hang it in my scrapping/cardmaking area.

Jojo B said...

I totally agree! Thanks for posting this!!

anaRy said... it but I think this should have an emendment.

" You have the right to get that latest tool and the pretty supply just because "you need it" (even if it is not on sale)" : )

cyndy said...

I can't wait to share this with my cardmaking friends. They're all going to love it.

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

i love this!! im gonna print it out ;)

Cindy's Card Co said...

This is perfect.

mmwilken said...

That is great!! I love it!!

Vicki said...

I love this. I printed it out and have it posted by my supply box.

lissa8506 said...

Amen! I really like this! My boyfriend wants to know if they have any rights....I told him they have the right to let us do what our rights say we can do and not worry about it! He grinned and told me he thought it was funny!

Alexandra Lundgren said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing.