I’ve enjoyed being creative since I was a little girl. I love doing all kinds of crafts, and especially paper crafts. I am a professional designer for Hot Off The Press, Paper Wishes, and several Personal Shopper kits. I’ve written a book called Susan’s Journal of Paper Engineering Secrets as an inspiration and resource for cardmakers, featuring cards with windows, flaps, pop-ups, and more.
Making cards is something I never get tired of, because the possibilities are endless! Handmade cards can range from something really simple to a complicated engineered design. When I create a handmade card for someone, I enjoy the creative process, and I love how that makes me feel. When I give that card to someone special, I’m giving a part of myself with it, because those good feelings come through in the making of it. I love how I can make someone feel special by giving them a card I’ve made especially for them. It’s also easier to make the perfect card than to try to find one in a store!