Sunday, June 15, 2014

Project Thanks

Boy how time has flown by.  I can't believe how long it has been since I've posted anything.  Not really feeling creative and I needed time to concentrate on me and get through some medical treatment.  

For a long time I was kicking around an idea to show thanks for the support of my family and friends.  After a weekend with my sister's this spring I finally got my crafting mojo back and the idea morphed into a combination of using up some of my older craft supplies and making thank you cards to donate to out local cancer center.  

I started about two months ago and packaged cards in sets of two and dropped them off.   I started with 10 packs I think and replenished every few days.  I was pleasantly surprised that people going through treatment needed the thank you cards.  To date I think I've dropped off just over 300 cards.  Most in packs of two but a few mini cards in packs of for.  

The last two dropoffs were 50 packs three weeks apart.  There were two packs left so that seems to be a good amount and I plan to keep that up, 100 cards packaged in sets of two donated every three weeks. 

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If things go as planned I'll document the process of using up my supplies to make thank you cards for what I'm calling Project Thanks. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Silver and Pink Snowflake card

Wow, I really can't believe it has been so long since I have shared any project here on my blog.  I guess time just got away from me.  Not that I haven't been making crafts but mainly I've been making cards and here is one of the holiday cards I made.
Hot pink Christmas cards, sure why not?
Somehow I think they work with the silver embossed paper, glittered paper snowflake, pink accents and stripped ribbon.
Would you make, buy or send out hot pick and silver Christmas cards?

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

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Here is one of my latest cards, a quick, simple layout that can be used for any occasion.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mother’s Day card

Finally I have a few new cards to post today.  My goal of posting a bit more often hasn’t exactly worked out so far but I really haven’t been doing much crafting for a while. 

My crafting area was so out of control that I didn’t have a spot to create.  I had taken over the area where my computer is and that was just as bad.  I started cleaning up each area and ended up with two boxes of crafting supplies I need to put away. 

While I was trying to organize some of the supplies I came across a package of tags that I decided to stamp and use on some cards.  I used a few different inks and stamps to create a collage tag with a bit of a vintage feel. 

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I had a pack of five tags so made a set of five cards, each with a different butterfly accent.  I used walnut ink to color some red and white bakers twine to match the card.

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It will be nice to have a few Mother’s Day cards ready for my Etsy shop.

I was able to make one more card with the supplies I had out and used every scrap of the patterned paper I used.

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I love that I was able to use up a package of tags and a whole sheet of patterned paper with no leftover scraps.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Be Mine card

I love how all this pink just pops out with the black card base.

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The Eiffel tower always makes me think of romance so was perfect for this card and the cute felt bee was just too cute to not add to this card.

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These are some of the dollar store and discount store supplies that I used on this and other valentine/love themed cards I recently made.  Felt and snack picks from a dollar store, heart paper doilies and polka dotted tape from Target.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Loves and Kisses card

Another love themed card in black, white and pink.

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I think of all the rolled felt flowers I made these with the scalloped edges were my favorite and look the most like actual flowers.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Key to my heart

I love the pink accents on this card that was mostly black, white and grey.

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I love the flag made from paper tape and a wooden snack pick.

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