Another reason I started making cards was that I have a hard time throwing away cards that other people give me. Somehow ripping off the fronts and using them again made it easier. I don't really understand that logic, but it just works. If it's really important from someone I'll still save the whole thing, If it's semi important I just save the inside with the writing and if it's just signed with a name, I will usually feel okay using all parts. But throwing it away... eek.. that makes me nervous. I don't know why it bothers me, it's not like someone knows I've finally tossed their card, but this helped and has saved me hundreds of dollars on cards.
I also like it because I can make it personal... using the particular person's favorite colors or pictures that remind me of them. It's better then a mass produced card saying something you don't really mean. And lastly it makes people feel important that you took the time to MAKE them something.
Stay tuned for the next card post!