Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Two Heartfelt Handmade Cards

When I started this blog, it began as solely a card-making blog.  But as the years went on I have been making cards less and less and my blog has transitioned into a lifestyle blog.  Now I mainly make cards just for my grand babies or special events.  Unfortunately this past month I had to make two cards for more serious reasons:  one a sympathy card and the other an encouragement card.

My first card was for an older gentleman who lost his wife.  I always keep sympathy cards simple, because I think that is more appropriate for the solemn occasion.  And for this one, I kept it extra simple because it was for a male.  I also used a more masculine image.

To make my card I first sponged a sky background with blue ink, then I stamped a trio of trees (retired Papertrey Ink) over the sponged background.  I then cut the main image card and a blue background frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities then I glued it all together on a white card base.  I stamped a sentiment in the same ink as the trees.

My second card is for a woman who just received some bad medical news.  I wasn't that familiar with the situation as I heard it second hand, but I wanted her to know that I care and that I was thinking and praying for her.  The inside of the cards reads "Whatever happens, God is there to keep you safely in His care".

To make this card, I first stamped, colored, and cut out the Morning Glory image.  Then I cut a white large oval followed by a blue scalloped oval using Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  I glued all three pieces onto a white card stock base then stamped a sentiment onto the white oval.  I finished the card with three clear crystals.  All the images in this card are retired Stampin' Up!.

Handmade cards are always special, but I think they have extra meaning when given for more serious reasons. It really shows how much you care when you take the time to make it yourself.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Those are both beautiful cards.

  2. These are both so beautiful. What a lovely addition to the message you're sending. Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #27 linkup. Hope to see you next time, too. Have a great week!

  3. Amy, it’s truly heartbreaking that he lost his wife. Your gesture of giving him such a beautiful card during this difficult time is incredibly kind. The sympathy card you chose is truly touching.

    Prayers sent to the lady who received negative medical news. It’s thoughtful to give her a card during such a challenging period. The words you wrote in the card are truly beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing your sweet cards with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #26.

    1. Yes, both situations are so sad, hopefully even the tiniest gesture like sending a handmade card helps. Thanks so much.

    2. Amy, your post will be featured at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #27 tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

    3. Oh that's great news! Thanks so much!


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