Creative Corner – Card Making

So many card making ideas…so little time!  Well, I truly have been in a creative mood for the past few weeks and have been busily constructing cards for so many occasions!  Our calendar has been jammed packed with birthdays, graduations, a baby shower, and of course, our grandson’s “Love in a Box” mailing.  I’ll post “Love in a Box” tomorrow after he receives it in New York.

IMG_0786  Made this card for a dear, suffering friend, Gene!  I do enjoy being greeted with his sweet smile when he is able to be out and about.  He certainly is a classic!
Printed paper by Recollections Fashionably Chic Pad Pad.
(Love this 6 x 6 collection from Michael’s)
Classic Car clip art found on Google images.
Salutation done on my Silhouette Cameo on Early Expresso paper from Stampin Up.

IMG_0784Designed for an 18-year old Baseball fan in my Sunday School Class who is just one great sport of a young man!
Baseball Background and dots papers from Michael’s.
Large Baseball cutting file from Silhouette (free file when I purchased my Cameo.)
Happy Birthday font, “Wasted.”
Inside:  “Hope your year is an out-of-the-ballpark kind of year.”

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215x191ximageedit_11_9754934605.gif.pagespeed.ic.OLf1AhRHEFAnd what a great pastor our beloved Pastor Roe is!
God definitely broke the mold when he made him!  How very thankful we are that God saw fit to call him and his wonderful family to Arizona!  We are soooo blessed!

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Our friend, Irene, is continually blessing others with her delicious baked and canned goods.  She knows that Rick and I  cannot have sugar or wheat so she makes us this most wonderful home-canned sauerkraut.   Rick says it’s the best he has ever eaten!
Thought I would personalize our “Thank You.”
Cream Cardstock from Michael’s.
Background paper-Designer Paper Delilah by Colorbok from Walmart.
Flowers and leaves stamps and dies from Stampin up.
Canning jar and doily stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.

ice-cream-thanks-2.pngI cannot believe that I did not take a snapshot of this card sent to our friends, the Goodells!  How very thoughtful of them to give us a lovely card and an anniversary gift card to Coldstone Creamery.  How very sweet of them!
We will truly enjoy that gift!

This is a pic from my Silhouette Cameo design page so it’s not the greatest!
Crumbcake Cardstock from Stampin Up
White background punched rectangle from Silhouette Studio #54491
“Thanks” sentiment –Always Here Font
Free Silhouette Digis and cutting files are from Bird Cards (You can find them Here).

We so appreciated all the cards, gifts, and verbal congrats we received from so many our our dear friends and family for our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Rick and I were both kinda under the weather to do much celebrating, but we hope to take a trip to the west coast for a few days later in the summer.

Loved  the idea of this baby shower card made for a dear friend who traveled from NY City to AZ for her sister’s graduation and family & friend baby shower.  Again I forgot to take a pic of the card front so am using the example that I got the idea from.
I used a dot embossing folder for the front.  “Baby” is Lakesight Personal Font  externally offset in white at .05 and printed and cut on my Silhouette.  Pink edged with Zigzag sewing machine stitch.  Butterfly was made with Stampin up’s Butterfly basics stamps and dies in same color & style as the the card envelope.  Stampin up cardstock  & Ink in Early Expresso &  Powder Pink.  I made a pocket for the inside to stash some cash hoping to ease their packing for the trip back to the city.  Desert diva’s free sentiment #605 for the front of the envelope.

For the Graduates – A couple of young folks from the Mollet family were moving up and were kind enough to keep us posted as to how they are doing.  I thought these cards would be just the thing.  You can find complete instructions for making these here on Melissa’s Fairly Crafty Blog.   I did make a few change ups and designed cutting files on my Silhouette Cameo.  I did make an extra back page to do a bit of congratulatory writing!

Well, May was a pretty busy month, and hopefully activity will slow a bit so that I can do some experimenting with new cards.  Still feeling a bit under the weather, but hey, that just gave me another idea for a new card.

Pray you have a blessed day,

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