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"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men."Colossians 3:23


Some Card Crafting Time

I love recharging my creativity during Summer breaks from classes by making crafty objects.  Greeting cards are one of those crafts.  Making cards gives me the opportunity to try different art supplies and techniques without any pressure.   I make a little stash of these then when I am busy during the Fall and Spring semesters I can just pull one out to use.

Unfortunately I needed to make a Sympathy card today, because I have a critically ill relative.  This type of card can be difficult to design, but I find keeping them simple with a color palette from nature is best.  Then use heartfelt messages either from purchased stickers or quotes found on the Internet.  This time I included a book mark to let the family member know they are remembered by others and are not alone during this difficult time.

The last card is lighter in content one to let a friend know they are loved with words of encouragement.  This time I chose bright complementary colors for my palette and used scrap ribbon along with pre-made raised flowers for decoration.

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HELPFUL HINTS:  Keep a stash of scrap paper, old calendar messages, left over ribbon.  Nothing is off limits, recycle items to be used for making your own unique handmade cards.  Also, neatly organizing your card making supplies into a central storage unit like a large scrapbooking carrier makes it very easy to grab and instantly create something unique.  You want to take advantage when those creative thoughts and energy strike, and not spend this time looking for your misplaced supplies.

UR-TURN: Share greeting quotes or messages you have found to be great for Sympathy or Friendship cards.

Until Next Time.


"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."  2 Corinthians 1:4

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