I made a card for a friend of mines she loves Disney and I have the Echo Park collection that I had not used because I just do not want to cut up the paper but the time has come, and this is another reason why handmade cards are so heartwarming and special, we will cut paper that we have been saving for those very special persons in our lives. I hope she likes it so very much <3.
Sketch from Mojo Monday 453. All cardstock is by Recollections (65lb) from Michael’s Stores, the cardbase is also recollections 110lb cardstock. Pattern Paper from Echo Park, I can’t remember the stamp set, I had bought these at a local store a couple years back, and got the crazy idea of removing all packaging now I totally regret that decision. Rant over lol …
As thanksgiving day approaches I am working on some of the cards going out to my family and friends. I am very disappointed that this is year, unlike any other year we will not host thanksgiving or Christmas. On a bright note, I will be able to mail out my cards instead of handing them to my guest personally as they arrive to our home.
Pattern Paper: Fours Seasons and everything in between by The Paper Studio
Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well, today I want to dive into holiday topic. Holidays are right around the corner, and this year might like no other year, I am completely devastated as I always host Thanksgiving and Christmas, on the other side note I will be able to actually mail out Thanksgiving cards this year, since I usually give them to my invites when they arrive to my home.
I feel like a big store during these times, yesterday we went to Walmart and saw that they not only have Halloween, Thanksgiving, but they were setting up for Christmas already! I find myself doing this during earlier months with my cards, I start making Thanksgiving cards in October and Christmas cards on November. I do not do Halloween because I am unsure if anyone would like to receive a Halloween card.
Although, I was thinking of sending some out this year since we are not going trick or treating, I might send out some parcels with candy and a Halloween card for my nieces and nephews. For now this is only a thought, but might just happen. Anyway thank you so much for stopping by!
Today I want to bring up the subject of donating cards, and I know that there are many organizations to donate our beautiful, unique handmade cards and even local retirements homes, hospitals etc. If you are already donating, thank you it makes a difference in someone’s day.
I donated cards to Cards for Kindness thru Scrapbook.com … the way it works, you go to scrapbook.com type “cards for kindness” they have a form that you download and print, they require 10 cards minimum per shipment. They deliver you cards to hospitals, crisis centers, and other organizations. I think that they way they do it is wonderful, cards don’t only go to one place, but plenty they cover a lot more ground, as a card-maker I know we make more than 10 cards in days lol. So this gives us the opportunity to donate to them, and also locally to your community.
I myself, have a list of my friends and family members children, and mail them a birthday card with. To give them the experience of receiving happy mail. This started a couple years ago, when my oldest asked me why they didn’t receive any mail, she was the inspiration for me to start sending cards to little ones.
Hello everyone, I have been away trying to figure out what platforms work the best for me, and honestly Instagram works wonderfully for me. I am definitely not a writer, I am a creator so visual content is what I rather bring to the table. But I will be adding more to both WordPress and my blog as I just applied to become a design team member, and what I learned is that they all ask for a blog. So here it goes!
Easter is on it’s way, one of my New Year’s resolution was to send out as many cards as I possibly could and to make holiday cards for all my nieces and nephews! So I need to get a head start on them as soon as I can. I will be uploading the cards here as well as in my Instagram ; @crafting_with_lali , on my YouTube I will be adding short videos with a short description as well.
As you guys might know, and if not … I am a stay home mom to 6 kiddos, yes 6 of them , I am lucky enough to craft as In please or as I can, as I do all my home chores, cleaning, and cooking and caring for my family, and some self care doesn’t hurt … I stay busy and I am doing a decent job running, my Instagram and Facebook page as they are linked…. It is harder to blog for me but I am trying to do it more often, thank you for following me!
I feel like the stores, its not even near the holiday and they have the merchandise out months ahead, but I rather be ahead than behind… I have learned my lesson … or at least I hope I did.. Here are some of the cards I have been working for the past few weeks. I used mostly Mojo Monday Sketches.