Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not so fun Sympathy Cards

I really don't like making sympathy cards because that means someone has lost a loved one and their heart is hurting. Sadly, one of our students at my school is in the hospital and is not expected to live much longer. The mom is a fellow Cricut lover and scrapper and I wanted to make a very special card for her. I saw a Joy Fold Card over at Made by Momo's blog and thought I would make one. I liked the name of the card too. Maybe she will find a little joy knowing that so many teachers loved and cared for her son. After making it, I realized there was not enough room for all the teachers and staff to sign, so I improvised a little and added an additional fold out flap to the inside. I also made a matching envelope that I thought was sweet. The "With Sympathy" is from Wild Cards and the frame is from Storybook and raised with pop dots.

After making the Joy Fold Card, I went ahead and made another one using the same color scheme in case we needed another one to sign. This one was much more simple and has more writing room. I used MPS Everyday Occasions stamps on both of the cards.

Fun Birthday Cards

On Labor Day, my husband's family gathered to celebrate 2 birthdays. My niece, Angela, turned 16 and my sister-in-law, Stacy, turned 36. I whipped out a couple of cards for them in about 30 minutes! I had such a fun time making these cards since they were so perfectly suited for them. I first started making the zebra print tri-fold card for Stacy, but remembered the cute zebra in a car on the Paisley cartridge. I quickly "changed gears" (lol with my pun) and made it for Angela. I used Create a Critter for the word Sweet and used Sweet Treats for 16. I embellished with a flower, rhinestones, and some stickles and this is how it turned out! Don't you just love it!?

I remembered how much Stacy loves owls and it just so happened that the Paisley cartridge had a really cute one. This card was super easy to put together and I added a MPS stamp from Punnylicious. Instead of using the cut out flower on the wing I used a Prima flower with a little bling for the center and some googly eyes!

These two cards might just be my favorite ones yet!! They make me smile and I LOVE THEM!