Posts Tagged ‘greeting cards’

GPP Crusade No. 45 ~ Back to Back

The challenge has been issued to us again by Michelle at the GPP Street Team Crusade and thisĀ  month we are creating “back to back” layouts, using the same background, along with all of the previous Crusade techniques to create a variety of layouts.

I started by finding some backgrounds I had made using the credit card painting technique that were buried in my “Stamped Images & Work In Progress” box. These were cut to the size of greeting cards.

Firstly, I remembers our shape study and set about creating lots of circles.

Then replicated the grid technique

For the third iteration, I pulled out some tissue paper, scrunched, inked, stamped and glued.

For the finale, I pulled out some word and letter stamps to create a montage of text and words and shapes.

Now I have a collection of great cards for my RAK list.

Happy Crusading, Team,

Michelle

Card Folder as Gift

For my Grandma’s birthday, I wanted to give her something practical. As she loves my cards so much (she has kept everyone I have ever given her or Grandpa – she puts them into a folder) I thought that giving her a set of mixed cards, that she could give to her friends, was a great gift. I needed to re-stock my general greeting card stash, as I had used most of them and given the rest away to Mary Fenton, for her Farm Drought Relief hampers, so I was “making up a storm” anyways; a few more didn’t make a difference. I then made a folder to put them in. To get the folder to fit an A4 sheet, I couldn’t fit in the envelopes, so I left them separate.

The cover

The cover
The inside, with cards neatly in place

The inside, with cards neatly in place

All the cards out

All the cards out

The cards include “Birthday”, “Get well”, “Thank-you” and “Thinking of You” – a good general, all-purpose sentiment. I have insisted that Grandma use them, promising a refill for Mothers’ Day.

Michelle