Thursday, August 6, 2015

Could card making be for me?


A few months ago I managed to finally get all of the things that I would need to start my new venture of learning how to make my own cards. With the help of my dear friend, Denise (also known as the boss), I have managed to come a long way since then.

Some may think that as a blind person this may not be possible to do, but with a little perseverance and patience it can be done.

First you need the all important cuttle bug which is very heavy but portable enough. Then you need to learn how to navigate the cuttle bug. There are the flaps to pull down at both ends and the plates to familiarize yourself with.

Next you need to purchase the folders with whichever patterns you wish to have, the stickers of your choice, and finally you are ready to start making your own cards. Now you need to learn how to place the plain cards between the folder and straighten it out before putting it through the cuttle bug.

Denise has spent some time guiding me by phone. She is very patient and a very fun teacher. She knows exactly how to get me going. Denise is also blind so it does help me when she gives me instructions and certain reference points to look for.

I am really looking forward to becoming proficient at my card making.

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