Freestyle Friday - Are you selective about who you give your cards and projects to?

Hi Everyone! It's time for another edition of Freestyle Friday. How many of you have experienced giving someone a card or project you have hand made only to have the person say it's ok or actually look at it and throw it away? I have and it didn't feel good. I think most non-crafting people don't understand the time and effort to create these "works of art" and truly appreciate them. I think many of us don't expect gold or some other extravagant gesture, but simply a gracious thank you or acknowledgement of our hard work.

This leads to the question of "are you selective about who you give your cards and projects to". Don't forget to leave a comment, you might just be surprised.


  1. Hi Lisa, like you, I've had my hand made craft looked at with little enthusiasm or just tossed out as though I hadn't taken time to make it special for that person. So, yes, I am selective about who I give my hand crafted products to. These are usually people who appreciate the thought and love hand made items more than something store bought. It makes a big difference because I would like to be appreciated for my efforts. ;-)

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I try and be very careful who I give my cards to. I have a friend at work who always says, "You really have way to much time on your hands" everytime I bring in a card for someone. Needless to say, she will never get a card from me! LOL

  3. TOTALLY!!!

    And then there's the other end of the spectrum, where I will give my grandma a gift of a bunch of cards I made & 2 days later, she tells me she needs to go to the "H" store for cards. I kindly remind her that I just gave her a bunch & her reply is "Oh, but those are too pretty to send out" LOL!!

  4. I guess I should say that I am not selective about who I give my home made cards to. I say this because I've promised myself that I will try my very best not ever buy another ready made card. But I can say that I am selective about how much work I put into a card based on who I give it to. Do you think that's bad? If I know the person does not appreciate the work I put into my cards, I will send a very simple (hopefully elegant) one.


Thank you for your kind words!

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