Sunday, April 26, 2015

The hardest cards to make.

On Wednesday, April 22nd, some of us were discussing on FB how hard it was to make condolence cards and some had mentioned they seemed to need more lately.  I suggested we could do a swap, and then we'd have some on hand.  I thought I could send 5 to one person, that person could send 5 to the next and so on.  There were about 4 of us, so this is what I have been making this week.

This first one I made a couple of months ago, but I had extras, so I included it in with this group.  I had this ribbon forever and used up the very last of it making these.  I thought it was nice for a condolence card, or even a friendship card.  The inside is blank.

Sentiment - JRL Design Stamps
DP, CS, ribbon, brads - stash
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Inside - "Wishing you Comfort"

Sentiment - Perfectly Clear Stamps / Encouraging Words
Wildflower silhouette - Stacy Stamps Wildflower Box Set
CS, DP, brad - stash
Ink - SU / Chocolate Brown

Inside - "In this time of need"

Sentiment - CTMH / Thinking of You
Images - CTMH / Blossoms Blocks
Inks - SU / Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Rich Razzleberry
Memento - Tuxedo Black

Inside - "I'm praying for you"

Design Sketch - Julia Aston, Saugus, MA / Take Ten Winter '07 Issue
Sentiment - SU / Blessings From Heaven
Flowers - Stacy Stamps / Wildflower Box Set
DP - Penny Black / Purple Wings
CS - stash
Ink - SU / Elegant Eggplant

Inside: "for your loss."

Design/Sketch - Cindy Coutts, Paducah, KY / Take Ten Autumn 2010 Issue
Sentiment - SU / So Sorry
Puffy flower sticker - stash
DP - Graphic 45 / Botanical Tea
Ink - Memento / Tuxedo Black

Inside - "for your loss."

Butterfly - SU punch
DP - stash

And, it HAS been hard.  But I think these turned out nice enough to send out to a friend, and I have several on hand now in my card drawer.  If I'm lucky, I won't need any for a long time.  :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ODBD April Challenge - Masculine cards.

I've been busy making cards and not blogging.  But I wanted to post pictures of these masculine cards I made recently so I could get one posted on the OWH page.  I love how Our Daily Bread Designs will sponsor the postage on a box (up to 2 boxes a month) for each 25 cards people post for this.  Yay.

The blue design strip is made with duct tape!  Yeah, I have a drawer full of different ones.  :)

The mustache strip is Washi tape on a craft strip.