Thursday, January 10, 2013

Assorted Card Ideas

For the past week I've been working on the cards we put together last Tuesday evening at church.  It was our regular stamping get-together to make cards for our military.  We send on the cards to the wonderful "From Our Hearts" ladies, who then separate and re-box hundreds of cards to be sent on to our military personnel serving in the Middle East.  It's been great being part of this undertaking and I can't tell you how much doing this ministry means to me.  So, since I've only been working on these cards and nothing else, I thought I'd give you a quick look at the variety of cards we made.  It's a strange mixture of new and retired stamps, ink, and cardstock.  And even some odds and ends that ladies have given to me to use specifically for these cards.  So here goes...

This is from a retired Simply Sent Kit from ages ago just revamped with what was available.  Remember those metal edged tags?  I had a bunch left, so they were put to good use here.

 The stamp set here is current and called Everybunny.  Not sure what the DSP is from as it was donated to the cause.
Another blast from the stamping past.  This was remade from a retired Simply Sent Kit also.  It was a good layout, so why not reuse it? 
Wow!  This card is completely made with current stamps, cardstock, inks, and punches!!  That doesn't happen too often.  The sets used are Everybunny, Distressed Dots, and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
 This card uses retired Marvelous Magenta and another purple cardstock that I can't even remember the name of, also donated to the cause.  The stamp is from a retired set.  The embossing folder is Elegant Lines and the butterflies are Beautiful Wings Embosslit - both of these items are current.
This card uses two different retired stamp sets with current cardstock and a Nestability set for the sentiment layer.  Little pearls were added to the butterfly.

This is just a representation of the cards that were made Tuesday night, but it gives you a really good idea of the variety. There were a few more styles of cards made.   Each of these designs had anywhere from 12 to 42 cards made from them, depending on the amount of materials I had on hand to complete them.

Thanks for checking in today.  Hope you find something here that inspires you and gets you stamping.  If you have any questions about a particular design, I'd be happy to give you more info.  smile    Happy stamping, Sharon

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