Delicate Flowers Thank You

This is the third set of thank you card created for the Senior Life Resources Northwest. When you are mass producing cards it is always good if the image you choose is one piece. I love this pretty flower and leaves from Simon Says Stamp. I could stamp two images onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, so I create six of these cards.

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used to stamp the images, since it is Copic friendly. The image was colored and then die cut using the coordinating die.

For the sentiment I decided to use a thank you die, which was cut from both mirror cardstock and sticky back foam. It is an easy way to add dimension to a sentiment.

To add visual interest behind the focal image and sentiment a smaller rectangle was cut using a stitched die and then dry embossed. It was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The focal image and sentiment were then adhered with the same glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Karen Burniston Thank You Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: R46, R24, R14, R22; G29, G24, G21
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Plate Botanical
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Thanks a Bunch

This second set of thank you cards for the Senior Life Resources Northwest used this lovely flower and leaves image from Clearly Besotted.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold. The image was then cut out using the coordinating die.

When I am creating white on white cards I like to add visual interest with dry embossing. I cut down a rectangle of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. I had planned to stamp the sentiment onto the panel before embossing, which works well, but I forgot. Now I needed to figure out how to add the sentiment. I decided on using a Quickutz Nesting Frame die, but it was taller than I needed so I decided to glue the flower and leaves image to the top and love the way it turned out.

The embossed rectangle was added to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower and sentiment panel and it was adhered to the front of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: E41, E40, RV02, RV00; G24, G21, G20; YR27, YR24, YR23
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Quickutz Nesting Frame 3
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Look for the Rainbow Heartfelt Thanks

The other type of card that the Senior Life Resources Northwest have a need for is thank you. They have a lot of volunteer and people who give donations. This first design did required masking the flower to stamp the leaves.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Glitter Drops to the center of the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look For the Rainbow
  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: R14, R12, R11; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR23, YR20
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops Golden Sunset
  • My Favorite Thigs A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery

This is the last set of get well card I created for Senior Life Resources Northwest. In the future I probably wouldn’t use this design again. It took some time to die cut each small image and the the design of the center tri-square die required double die cutting to get it the width I wanted, but it turned out cute.

I stamped all the little images from Clearly Besotted Under the Weather onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored them with Copic Markers. Then using the coordinating dies each image was cut out. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back.

I knew I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp Tri Square die. I wanted stitched edges, but I didn’t have a die that would cut the width that I wanted, so I cut down a panel with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle and then ran it through again with on-the-edge cutting to size it to the width I wanted. I then die cut the squares. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel.

I had enough images to create three card, I’ll show the other two below. I cut down some green gingham paper with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to the front of an A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive. I then removed the backing from the foam tape on the tri square panel and adhered it to the center of the card. The little images were then adhered in place by removing the backing of the foam tape.

Cute, but a little too time consuming for mass production.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Under the Weather
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: W9, W7, W5, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0; C3, C2, C1; B95, B93, B91; BG000, BG0000; YG17, YG05, YG03; YG13, YG05, YG03; Y08, Y06, Y04; Y26, Y23, Y21; E59, E57, E55, E53; E79, E77; E34, E31; R27; R01
  • Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Keeping Memories Alive Cutie Pie Papers Meadow Green Gingham

Tired Out Get Well Wishes

This sixth set of get well cards for Senior Life Resources Northwest uses Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Henry. I love this image, it’s just how I feel some days. Getting old makes me feel like I need an overhaul at times, and then adding being sick would make me feel just like this cute image.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension.

I found this great red tartan plaid cardstock that went perfectly with the coloring of the car. It was cut with a guillotine trimmer to cover the entire card front and adhered with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle N Sprinkle Henry
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; BG000, BG0000; C10, C9, C7, C5, C4, C2, C1, C0; Y26, Y21, YG01; E37, E35, E34, E31
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hot Off the Press Red Tartan

Sending You Hugs & Kisses and Get Well Wishes

This fifth get well card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest uses the cute Sick Little Bear from Whimsy Stamps.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension.

I still had this green and navy plaid cardstock on my desktop and cut it with my guillotine trimmer to cover the entire card front, which was adhered with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sick Little Bear
  • SugarPea Designs Sniffles & Snuggles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; Y15, Y13, Y11; YG17, YG06, YG01; E39, E37, E35, E34, E31; V09, V06, V04; RV25, RV23, RV21; R20; R27, R24, R22; C3, C1
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hot Off the Press Green Plaid Cardstock or K&C Company Young Girl Plaid Cardstock

Sending Hugs & Get Well Wishes

This is the fourth get well card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest. This time I pulled out Lawn Fawn On the Mend and My Favorite Things Feel Better. It took a little more time to create this card because it has masking, but it turned out so bright and cheerful.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and found this happy yellow gingham, cut it with my guillotine trimmer to cover the entire card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn On the Mend
  • My Favorite Things Feel Better
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: B0, C1, C3; YG17, YG06, YG03; R27, R24, R22; YR24, YR27; BG000; Y26, Y23, Y21; YR04, YR02, YR00; Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Design Obviously Orange Grid Cardstock

Hang in There Get Well Wishes

This is the third card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest using the cute Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth. If you don’t have this stamp set it is wonderful for making get well cards. I wanted to find a “hang in there” sentiment and found one in Poppy Stamps’ Into the Words.

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this mossy green argyle and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment was adhered to the front with liquid glue.

A third get well card design was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth
  • Poppy Stamps Into the Words
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50; E49, E47, E44, E43, E42; YG17, YG03
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • EK Success Simply Classic Inspirables Celebration Paper

Hope Your Back On Your Feet Get Well Wishes

This is another card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest using the cute Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Turtle.  

I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this green and navy and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the front with liquid glue.

A second card design was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Turtle
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: G46, G24, G21; G99, G94, YG95; YG17, YG03
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hot Off the Press Green Plaid Cardstock

This is Knot Good Get Well Wishes

For me there are cards that I like, but not as well as others, and when I select a card to send to someone they seem to be passed over again and again. I had some of those cards sitting in my stash that I decided to donate. When I mentioned to my husband that I was going to send some cards to Cards for Kindness he asked if there was a local organization that could use them. So I made some calls and was told that the Senior Life Resources Northwest/Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels would love to have get well, thank you, and sympathy card so I dropped them by. I then sent birthday, mother’s day, inspirational, and hello cards to Scrapbook.com.

The next day the director of my local Senior Live Resources rang my doorbell on her way home from work to tell me she was my neighbor and to thank me for the cards that were given. Everyone in the office was excited to use them. She was so appreciative that I wanted to create more cards for them and spent Friday night, Saturday and part of Sunday creating the cards I will share in the next several posts.

Mass producing cards is much faster than doing a one of a kind. You have the stamp in the MISTI and it’s primed and ready to go. You select colors and have your Copic Markers laying on your craft table, and you only have to decide on a layout once. For each of the card designs I created for Senior Life Resources I made four to six cards, 81 in total.

The first type of cards they need are “get well”. I pulled out all my stamps and started with this cute image from Stampin’ Up. I just love the sentiment with the image. Both were stamped onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this sunny yellow and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the front with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Giraffe
  • Copic Markers: E49; E59, E57, E55, E53; Y26, Y23, Y21; YG17, YG03
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Daffodil Cardstock