And no, it isn’t me selling them. If you’ve ever seen my penmanship or my creativity (or lack thereof) you’d never in your life pay even one cent for an “Erin” original. For some of you long time readers, you’ll remember scary Elmo.
My mother-in-law has been doing crafts for over 25 years and each year she attends a few craft shows here and there at Christmas time. She started with handmade crafts and over the past 7 years has branched out in to cards and some other really unique gift ideas. I only wish I had half as much of her talent.
I also have no idea where she finds the time to hand craft each one of these cards, each card is at least a couple of hours if not 4 to 5 hours of her time. She runs a home daycare with her husband and has been doing so for the last 20 years after coming to Canada from Chile 28 years ago. So can you imagine (I’m sure some of you can relate) to watching 12 children day in and day out-and then spending 5-8 hours crafting? But it’s been her way of doing her own thing. Here is one of my favourite cards, the photo doesn’t do it justice:
So for Christmas, my husband and I decided to make her an online site for the cards she sells, and surprise her. So here it is!
www.juanascards.com is live and if there is something you love you can order it directly off her site, and she will ship them to you. She does amazing Christmas cards and handmade invitations as well, so if there is something you don’t see but are looking for her to make, you can always send her an email and she can quote you the cost and the estimated time it will take.
So if you’re looking for something unique and handmade (she even paints the flowers by hand) check out Juana’s Handmade Cards! Check back often as we are just starting to get more and more of her handmade cards and crafts online!