Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Children's Cheer Cards and a Freebie Snowman for Coloring

I've made a few cards to cheer up sick kids during the holiday season, I wanted to enclose a little gift to go with it.   I've made a set of snow man cards using the napkin technique:


I started with 2 napkins and glued them down in one sheet of cardstock.  For some reason these napkins seemed very fragile, only 5 made it out of 8.


I do the glueing at night and let them dry - here they are trimmed:


They are not perfectly smooth but I think that add to the charm of these sweet snowmen




I printed up this snowman image for the kids to color and then hang in there room.




Here is the set:

I think these are cute and I hope it will make the little people I am sending them to smile.

If you would like to get involved with sending cards to encourage big and little people, Check out  From the Heart Group. 


And for your little ones' activity or cards:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ginny M




Monday, December 3, 2018

Christian Card Makers Group Sketch Challenge and a beautiful freebie

Over at Christian Card Makers FB Group, I have a sketch challenge going. Make the card and mail it to a person on the Heartline needs list.  Each maker will then receive a card making gift.   
While in the process of making my card I realized using the strip of 2# left over would be great to create a bookmark and enclose it in that card.  Here is my card for this week:


           This card will be going to a young man who broke his neck in a a fall.  He is doing well but every kind  and encouraging word helps.  I also made this to tuck in the card, it is a left over from the  one of the papers.



I'm not sure who made the verse stamp of the duck, all from my stash.

And for your card making:


I'm also entering this in Word art Wednesday's Challenge and posting on From the Heart Group . From the heart is a wonderful group that posts the names and addresses of folks of all ages that are in need of cheer - a great way to use your beautiful cards!
 Thanks for stopping by
Ginny M 


Sweet Angel Christmas Card

I love the Magenta Christmas Angels and today card I chose to use less traditional colors;


I choose Pigment ink for the frame, this gave me super coverage on this large stamp 


and a small amount of mixability right on the rubber


my results



I stamped two focal images to create a 3-D affect

Both are colored with alcohol marker








I also added a lot of glitter and mica flake.


Stamps I used:






Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M



Saturday, December 1, 2018

How to Use Left Over Bits on a 6x6 Pad and a Freebie

I've made another set of cards for mailing to folks on the 'From The Hearts' FB group and thought I would add a little something extra using the left over bit of my 6x6 sheet of paper.  This set is also going in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Not all my cards going to to people 'From The Heart' are faith based, but if I know that will make someone happy, those are my favorite kind to send.

This is a simple A2 size card and didn't take long to make.   I had pre printed and stamped  the focal image..
I went through my stash of 6x6 pads and found I really like this floral background, I felt like all the color and contrast made a pleasing background for the image. The image had a black frame and a mirror board frame.  I edged the floral paper with a black marker.


                                The 6x6 paper was cut to 4x5.25  This gave me a two in strip left over.                                                 So I made these with that left over :

I also used pre stamped images and my favorite card making ribbon : Hug Snug seam binding



 Because I had four focal images and only three 6x6's 

I made this fourth one a little different


This ribbon is so thin, there is no problem mailing. 


My gift for you today for your card making:



Thank for stopping by and I hope you check out 'From the Heart' and Word Art Wednesday

Ginny M