I remember one thing for sure - first card I made for my Dad and to be honest with you result was hmmmm.... my card looked like made by preschool child :) Random man's related stickers (mainly cars) on green cardstock if I'm not wrong. I didn't like it, cause looks so childish, not exactly as I wanted - but from other side my Dad loved it, so I decided to learn properly how to make cards.
First I found some books in local library, then I bought some online, then join craft club in local community centre, then my friend - Pat - very talented cardmaker - offered that she will teach me few things and we were meeting almost every Friday and crafting or just chatting - she moved to the Netherlands more then half year ago, so I'm trying to learn by myself :)
Some of my first cards...
Butterflies from tissue paper
Playing with texture papers and stickers
Cut out butterflies - shame I have no photo of card with cut-out butterflies I made for my Mam for her birthday - I really loved how its turned out.
I also played with different kinds of folds - below Birthday card for my Dad (second).
Card below I made when spending time with craft group - image is in 3D.
This one was a fun - wasn't easy to figured out how to fold it properly :) and I think leaf I cut out from handmade texture paper looks great on it - by the way I had this card printed in one of paper crafting magazines :)
More playing with shaped cards - below :) Plus more stickers :)
And here is my first ever printed in craft magazine card and also my first sold on Etsy card :) This card was also first one I made under close eye of my crafty friend - Pat.
What wrote a buyer about this card in her review? Her words: 'Very pretty and extremely well made. My daughter loved it. Fast shipping too. I'm very pleased with this purchase.'
I was very happy. Since that time I made and sold lots of other cards, but more about them later :)