Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thank You card

I make cards as a ministry for my church (mostly birthday cards, but I enjoy the opportunity of making cards for other needs as well). I had a request for a birthday card for a church member who is on deployment right now. A card of encouragement & prayers. I happened to have made this card previously and thought it would fit the occasion nicely, considering his service to our country.

Materials used:
All Close To My Heart ~
Stamp set ~ Treasures, September stamp of the month
Ink ~ Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Sorbet
Chocolate eyelets
Hemp twine
Paper packet ~ Twitterpated

Twitterpated thank you card

Sympathy card

I'd had this card for awhile that I made for a workshop around Valentine's was a cute card but I needed a sympathy card! A great way to use up the cards you have is to alter them when the sentiment doesn't suit your purpose. It still takes creativity & often the results are great! I used a combination of materials from all different companies.

Materials used:
Close To My Heart paper packet - That's Amore
Close To My Heart stamp set - Best Wishes (with sympathy)
Stampin' Up stamp set - Thoughts & Prayers (tree branch)
Fiskars stamp set - Circle Around? (thinking of you stamp)
Close To My Heart organdy ribbon - chocolate
Close To My Heart ink - Chocolate & Tulip
EK Success scallop circle punches
Cricut die cut scallop circle (largest)

That's Amore sympathy card

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just For You card

My Card Angel card, Wednesday October 14, 2009. Same stamp set as last week's for the images. (still can't remember the name, too lazy to check right now, again! ;) The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set, Just For You.

I used Stampin' Up cardstock for the card base, and patterned paper scraps for the rest (I have so many scraps that I find making cards is a perfect way to use them up!).

Other materials:
Close To My Heart dimensional elements chipboard circle
Paper piercer
Stampin' Up scalloped circle & 1-1/4" circle punches
Michael's self-adhesive pearls
Oriental Trading Co glitter brad
Close To My Heart ink pads ~ Garden Green, Crystal Blue, Honey, Bubblegum
Close To My Heart White Daisy grosgrain ribbon

Just for You card

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Celebrate Today card

I made this card for my Card Angel buddy, 10-7-09. It's kind of a knockoff from a Stampin' Up card design that I altered a bit. Most of the materials are from Stampin' Up: the cardstock, ribbon, punches & stamp sets {Celebrate Everything and...shoot, I can't remember the name of the other one, and I don't feel like going out to my craft room to look it up right now! ;-)

I like the way it turned out.
Celebrate Today smaller