Last week I made two cards. Hubby and I got word that our surrogate mama was back in the hospital due to a few health problems. We were not happy to hear this. she has been having a lot of health issues lately, so I figured I would make her a card to cheer her up. We also got word that a friend of ours mother had passed away. I wanted to make a card for her as well. I wasn't sure how well it would be received, as I'm always scared to give someone a sympathy card, but hopefully she likes it! I always say, it's the thought that counts, even if someone just throws it in the trash.
Here are the 2 cards... a small preview, clickety, click, click below to see the full deets. :)
Thinking of you get well...
So the get well card was super simple to make. Ok, I take that back. the card itself was simple to make, the bow was a pain in the butt to tie!!!! It took me several tries to get it right. The ribbon I used is sorta stiff. I took an extra piece and wet it and then ran it through my ribbon press (AKA, a hair straightener--No, NEVER used on hair, LOL) but it was still pretty stiff. I guess it's just the type of ribbon it is. Anyhow, all together the card took me like 10 minutes to make. Here she is:
The purple cardstock is bazzill. The stamp I used is a clear stamp from the Basicgrey Lace and Rose set. it's the biggest flower in the set of 10 stamps. I really do like it. I couldn't find my "large" acrylic block, so I had to use my large rocker block and for some reason, the image didn't stamp fully in all spots, it stamped kinda faded in some spots., but that's ok, it's still pretty just the same! the ink I used was Stampin' Up! rich razzleberry.
I'm not sure what company the blue ribbon is from, I just know I bought it at walmart. lol I take all my ribbon off the spools and store them on round old timey clothes pins.
You can see 2 of the corners are punched, I did punch all 4 corners, but I coudln't take a pic of the whole inside of the card because for some reason, I can't get my camera to take "non-blurry" pics of the insides of my cards since there is so much extra white space. I'm trying to figure out how to do that. :-/
The corners are punched with the Fiskars Ivy Blossom Corner Emboss and Punch combo.
Here is the thinking of you with sympathy card:
First, I have to admit, this card design was not completely my own design and idea. I saw it on Pinterest and I decided to CASE (copy and slightly edit) it. This is the original one I saw http://pinterest.com/pin/221661612880125784/
I did change a few things on the card.
My card has rounded corners, the colors are completely different, and my sentiment box is way smaller, with rounded corners and a sentiment added. I also used a knot instead of a bow.
I don't know what it was that day, but as with the first card above, I also had trouble getting the stamp to stamp fully on this one for the daisies on the bottom grey cardstock to the far left. I actually had to stamp over it twice (using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up just perfect). I do think it is the cardstock I used for this one, as to why I had that issue, because I started to make another card today, and used a piece of this same cardstock and the image didn't wanna stamp all the way, and I used a completely different stamp. it's the cardstock is too thick to soak up the ink.
Anyhow, the daisies on the bottom grey cardstock are stamped in Stampin' Up! going gray. the blue cardstock is bazzill and the grey cardstock is, uhm, dcvw recycled cardstock, if I remember correctly (don't quote me on that though!).
the top sentiment is from Stampin' Up! whimsical words, stamped in going gray, and the bottom sentiment is stamped with the same blue marker from the Stampin' Up! teeny tiny wishes set.
Well, those are my two cards. I hope you like them. :)
Keep on Craftin' and please, be kind to one another!
Thinking of you-Get Well Card:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific (white), Embellishments: Blue shimmer ribbon, Stamps: Basicgrey Rose and Lace, Studio g "thinking of you", Stampin' Up! Occasional Quotes, Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations. Ink Pads: Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, colorbox catseye queue, blue. Writing Supply: Zig Marker. Tools: Glue Glider Pro (Pink), glue glider pro Perma-Tac adhesive (permanent), MS score board, cricut paper trimmer, Corner Rounder punch, Fiskars Ivy Blossom Corner Emboss and Punch combo, Stampin' Up! Decorative Label punch, scissors.
Thinking of you-Sympathy card:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific (white), Grey Recycled Cardstock (DCWV, I think). Embellishments: Blue grosgrain ribbon, Stamps: Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy, Stampin' Up! Whimsical Words, Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations, Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes. Ink Pads: Stampin' Up! Going Gray. Writing Supplies: Zig Markers-blue, grey. Tools: Glue Glider Pro (Pink), glue glider pro Perma-Tac adhesive (permanent), MS score board, cricut paper trimmer, Corner Rounder punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, scissors.