Sunday, October 16, 2011

Simple Cards

I got a new heart punch with my Michael's 40% off coupon... I've seen lots of cards / crafts that use little hearts and it's been in the back of my mind for a while to pick one up.  These are punched from a paint chip (thank you, Home Depot!) and sewn onto a piece of cardstock, which I then inked and stuck to a card base.  This one is going in Sean's lunch box tomorrow if I'm awake enough in the morning to remember to hide it in there after he packs his lunch.


I needed a congratulations card for a friend, and found a vase I had cut before in with the pack of colored card bases.  I pulled out these flowers, added some green marker stems, a baker's twine bow, and voila - done.


I also needed to make a sympathy card - with the cards and flowers out, I got on a bit of a roll...  Complimentary colored flowers with a simple message and line border, and voila - done!

 And, while I had them out, I prepped a couple more.  Now, the next time I need a card, I can add a Happy Birthday / Happy Anniversary / Congratulations or whatever, and voila - done!


Auntie Jan said...

Very nice they are too! I need to make a 90th Birthday Card this week.

By the way, my book recommend for this month is City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell. Just in case you are out of ideas.

Carolyn Ward said...

I checked my to-do list this morning and saw I had made a note that I need a get well card, too. Plus a baby shower one for this weekend. So much for keeping a stash on hand!

Oh, and I did sneak Sean's in his lunch this morning... :)

Thanks for the recommend, Jan! I'll check it out.

Heather Vanderstelt said...

I really like the paint chip heart idea! I'll have to borrow that one!

Carolyn Ward said...

Less than a week later and I've already used those two for a baby
gift and a get well card... I'd better get making some more!