Returned With Honor Elder Winward

With the health concerns in the United States right now my grandson who was serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is returning home early. He is devastated that he won’t be able to serve the last three months of his mission. He had come to love the people he was serving in Iowa. But he has been a wonderful missionary, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted him to know how proud of him we are and that he has returned with honor from serving the Lord.

This was a simple card to make. I found this wonderful image on the interest and used it for the background of the card. It was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

Missionaries wear name tags while serving and I recreated one in Word and adhered it to the upper left of the card.

The “Returned with Honor” was created, printed, and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

What more brings comfort to the world at this difficult time than to have a knowledge of the plan of salvation and that Heavenly Father and His Son are aware of us and will bless us as we rely upon them.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Golden Plates and Other Artifacts from RationalFaiths.com
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • Silhouette Returned with Honor Word Sentiment (Kismet and Calibri Fonts)
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Love-The Essence of the Gospel

Each month I write a letter to the missionaries who are serving from our church. They are in various parts of the world and serve for either two years or eighteen months. I am so proud of their willingness to share the good news of the atonement of Jesus Christ. This month’s cards was inspired by a talk given by a prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson entitled Love-The Essence of the Gospel.

I wanted something that was Valentine in colors, but not too feminine since many of the recipients are young men, so I decided on two separate cards. I started with the chevron paper and die cut out the word “love” using Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet. I then cut it again using Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock and inlayed it back into the chevron strip. The secondary sentiment was was text box created in Microsoft Word. Both were adhered to a cardbase made from Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink.

When I’m sending these cards I don’t want too much dimension since some of them are being sent to missionaries serving in foreign countries. I did pop up the sentiment strip with some fun foam.

I felt that it needed something more and so I cut thin strips of the slate cardstock and added them to the top and bottom of the chevron panel.

Since I now had the chevron “love” die cuts I used them on some gray patterned paper and added some butterflies for the cards going to the women missionaries.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog and Slate Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • Word Sentiment Strip
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11
  • Ranger Crystal and Silver Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Returned with Honor Missionary Card

My friends nephew recently returned from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She wanted to make a welcome home card for him. I had recently used this photograph as a background for cards I made to sent to missionaries serving from out ward and thought it would make a good welcome home card. We created a missionary name tag and added it to the top right corner, created a sentiment in the Silhouette to finish the card off.

Products Used:

  • Internet Picture of the Book of Mormon and Bible
  • Sentiment Created in Silhouette Cameo and Die Cut
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Nurtured with Love

For my missionary card this month I wanted to build on the theme that this month is Mother’s Day and we have all been nurtured by love, but the greatest nurturing comes from above. Our task is to develop the pattern to nurture others along our way.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Love and Heart Die
  • Heidi Swapp 2014 12×12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Microsoft Word Sentiment Strip

Not Lucky – Blessed

In our church we have young people in their late teens, early twenties serving a two-year mission, sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Every month I send the ones I know a card and message. For March we think about “The Luck of the Irish” but I believe we are blessed, not lucky. This card was sent to the girl missionaries, the guy card used a plaid patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • My Minds Eye Bohemia Backyard Sunny Days Floral/Brown
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Sentiment Word Die Cut with Kismet and Antiqua Caps Fonts
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive