Welcome to Cardsies!
My name is Brandon Dilbeck, and my husband Andrew Barker and I like to create cards. It began when we had been dating for only a few months, in 2010, when Andrew and I decided to mass produce a bunch of cards to give friends and family for Christmas. After the fun we had spending evenings planning the design of the cards, purchasing a lot of paper from the Jo-Ann craft store, and finally cutting and gluing, the hobby stuck with us and now we love making cards. We sometimes spend more time, money, and effort on the cards themselves than the gifts they accompany.
I’ve had a few people tell me I should create a blog to show off some of the cards we’ve made, so here it is! I hope to use this blog to share cards ideas we’ve developed, illustrate the steps we take in making the cards, and get feedback from the crafting community. We make cards whenever they’re needed (or whenever we feel like trying something new), so there might not be a regular publishing schedule. And our crafting isn’t restricted purely to cards, so we’ll post other projects on occasion.
The blog name “Cardsies!” pokes fun at Andrew’s habit of adding “-ies” to the names of things when he is excited. We were driving some time ago and we were impressed by a view of some beautiful trees. Andrew was so impressed, he exclaimed, “Treesies!” I don’t recall him ever saying, “Cardsies,” though.
Thank you for reading our blog.