Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thank You Cards

So here are all my cards I made and my little helpers.    Jacob and Isabella helped me finish the cards.    I made it easy for them by having her write the sentiment once and then I scanned it and printed on the inside of all the cards.    54 cards went to the church and they were going to distribute them to everyone in the area.     The rest we sent out to family and friends.    Hope everyone is staying safe.   Praying this pandemic ends soon.   

Sending Sunshine & Smiles

The last card was a lot of fun.   I made to send to seniors who are not able to get out and then cards to my friends to cheer up their days.    Cards like these make me happy I have all the stamp sets I have because to make the card,  I used like 6 or 7 stamp sets.    Thank God for my Stamparatus, once I had it laid out it was like a printing press!   So easy.   The hardest part was the design.    Here is where all the pieces came from:
Sunshine- Stampin' Up!  Here Comes The Sun
Sending - Avery Elle Sending You
Sunshine - Stampin' Up!  Sunshine Sayings
& - Stampin' Up! PL Remember This
Smiles - Lawn Fawn Science of Love 
Rainbow - Avery Elle  Be a Unicorn
Heart - Technique Tuesday Be Happy
Smallest Heart - Stampin' Up! Owl Punch
Medium Heart - Stampin' Up!  Heart to Heart Punch.

Some Daffodil Delight card stock and Stampin' Up! Island Oasis Designer Series Paper.   

Thank You to the Medical Staff

So then came the medical staff.   They are truly amazing.   Pulling shift after shift and taking care of patient by patient.   How would we do this without them?    They are truly putting their lives at risk with every life they help and save.     The sentiment comes from the amazing Altenew Halftone Everything set.    The heartbeat comes from The Ink Road Dark & Twisty stamp set which was done with some masking and with my Stampin' Write Markers.    Lastly a strip of black card stock completes the card. 

Thank You to the Grocery Store Workers

Next I made a few cards to the grocery store workers who are heading in day in day out during this pandemic and making sure our shelves are stocked and ringing us up.    I was happy I was able to use some really fun paper and stamp set I have had for sometime from TPC Studio called Let's Eat.    The images were stamped and colored in with Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from The Stamps of Life called YouAre2Square.    The finishing touch was the button and the baker's twine. 

Thank You to the Firemen

Here is a stack of cards made for all the fireman who still have to go out on calls and now also be one of the first responders on a call that someone has a fever during this outbreak.  I had the Elizabeht Craft Designs Fire Accessories dies.    I die cut the hat, the hydrant and hose from the set.   Hero was stamped with the Brutus Monroe Bold Alphabet.   The thank you comes from The Stamps of LIfe Crayons2Stamp set.   The strip of designer series paper come From My Heart.   

Thank You to the Police Officers

So we are going through some trying, scared and upsetting times as a world.    I know I am not doing well as so many others.    I feel for the essential employees who have to go out every day and go to work and be scared something maybe happening to them.    So the next couple of posts are dedicated to those essential employees.       I didn't have any police officer stamp sets, but I did have a flag from The Project Bin The Red White & Boom set.    I heat embossed it on black card stock and then colored in the one line with my Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from the Stampin' Up! Loyal & True set.    The strip of designer series paper come from the Golden Honey.      Simple but a very effective thank you to our men and women in blue. 

Easter Peeps

So I apologized for the some what blurry picture.   I made the tag in such a rush on Easter morning.   I almost didn't post but he was too cute not to share.   The bird comes from the Dylusions Put a Bird On It set.   I stamped on colored card stock and then stamped the bird in pieces on white card stock and then hot pink card stock for paper piercing.    The sentiment comes from the dollar bin Studio G set.    The triangle die comes from WYSE.     Super cute and super fast holiday gift tag. 

Two Wheels

Same rays but they were used as a the focal point.    The background of the card was blended with Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Fired Brick.    The stencil was then placed on top and I used the Distress Oxide Black Soot to stencil the rays.    The stencil was the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Mini Stencil Set 5.   The bike and the fabulous coordinating sentiments come from a new set called Wild Thing from The Project Bin. 



So here is another card using the fabulous Defined by The Project Bin.   This time I used the faith definition.    The cross was die cut from the Cross of Hope set.    The stencil that was used was from the Tim Holtz collection Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil Set 5.    The colors of Distress Oxide inks were Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.   

Happy Cake Day

The Project Bin has a fabulous new set called Defined.    It is basically a set that shows fun definitions of every day sentiments used in cards.    I love it.    I decided to pull out the definition for cake.    I paired it up with some elements that I fussy cut from the Doodlebug Design Simply Put album inserts called Hip Hip Hooray.    The Happy cake day was stamped inside a banner from the  Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright stamp set.   The definition was stamped on index cards.   The background designer series paper comes from The Simple Stories Let's Party paper pack.    Baker's Twine and enamel dots complete the card. 

Illness Does Not Defined You


So I have a family member battling an aggressive form of cancer.   All I can say is she is a hero battling this monster and now with Corona pandemic,  I am amazed by her.     Thank The Ink Road Stamps for your Chronically Fabulous stamp set.   It is perfect for all the warriors out there battling so many diseases that there are only ways to help the symptoms but in some cases no cure.    Here I stamped the sentiments from the set with strips of card stock.   The cancer ribbon was colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    Simple but the words hold so much meaning to someone who is a warrior. 

With Sympathy

I am not happy when I make Sympathy cards, but I know they are part of life.    Cards are not enough when someone loses someone, but in this world of texts.   Phone calls, cards and hugs in person are a rarity.     It is one of the hardest times in someone's life when they lose someone, so if you can take a minute to send a card or reach out it, it will mean the world to someone.     Here I stamped and heat embossed the florals from the retired Just Believe stamp set.    Then used the London Blue and Periwinkle Blue Dylusions Spray Inks.     The sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.    The finishing touch was a strip of designer series paper from The Paper Studio, a strip of Basic Black card stock and enamel dots. 

Don't Stop Believin'

A few months ago, my niece and nephew were in a production of Frozen 2.     My nephew was behind the scenes and my niece was a beautiful dancer in the production.    I am amazed by the talent and all the work that goes into a middle school musical production.    Hats off to the teachers, staff, volunteers and most of all the students.    So much work and so much dedication.   They also both got honor roll, so I decided to reward with a little cash and card telling them how great they were.   I used some paper strips and stamped sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Great Things stamp set.   I also pulled out the the You & Me to make it work for the card.    I love the way the card came out.   Don't Stop Believin' is one of my all time favorite songs.   Thank you Simon Says Stamp for the stamp set!  

Game On!

So here is another gaming card.    This one features video game controllers from The Ink Road Boy Mom stamp set.    The sentiments were used from an old an retired stamp set from My Favorite Things called Journal It Play List.  It is actually words to be used with a cassette tape, but they worked so perfectly for video games!   The Game On! comes from the retired Sporting stamp set.   The stars come from the Label Me Bold stamp set.    Enamel dots and a strip of designer series paper from The Paper Studio complete the card.   

Super Mario

So I am constantly making birthday cards.    I have two nephews that love their games and Super Mario is a big favorite of my nephew Jacob.    Thank you Kindred Stamps for their Video Game Brothers stamp set.   The images were stamped and paper pierced.   The sentiment comes from the My Favorite Things Gumball Greetings.   Lots of stamping, coloring and cutting but a very fun birthday card.