Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on Sending Handmade Love. Can you relate to feeling a little challenged living during this pandemic? In my “other” job, I am aware of families who have sick loved ones in hospitals, hospice or nursing homes who can’t be with their loved ones during our current situation. My goal is to send a little love their way. And I hope to inspire you to do the same!
I first thought of someone who has been sick for a week (non-COVID). I thought a bright and cheerful card would be in order. On Saturday’s my team is video conferencing and this card layout was showcased last week. I loved the layout so it was a perfect time to give it a try. I used the Best Dressed DSP from the Mini Catalog. Bright and cheery. The greeting comes from So Sentimental stamp set.
And the inside of the card doesn’t disappoint either. I’m sure this is going to bring a smile to my friends face!
You Can Make It
- Stamps – Peaceful Moments
- Melon Mambo 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored & folded at 5 1/2″. Cut off the front side 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ for your cardbase
- Old Olive DSP – 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
- Melon Mambo – two pieces 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Floral DSP – 3″ x 4″, 1/2″ x 3″ scrap for inside of card
- Petal Pink DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Whisper White – 3″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ for greeting
- Ink – Melon Mambo
- Accessories – Label Me Lovely Punch, Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive
But wait. . . there’s more!
As I thought about it, my thoughts drifted to those people in a Nursing Home that can’t see their families either. So, I called the church office today and asked for a list of people who attend the same church as I do who reside in a nursing home. And I have the list in hand! I’m PUMPED! So, I created bright and texture happy cards to send to the Nursing Home when I got home from work. Now I am not solid on the design and I have a bunch more to make but I wanted to share the raw ideas with you. I’m not sure I’m happy with these cards yet – give me your thoughts.
The first card I made used the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder for the texture piece. (The reason I want to make sure there is texture is if their eyesight happens to be poor, I want them to be able to feel something fun). I used the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Heart and Scalloped Heart Punch.
The greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and IMHO is the perfect greeting for this situation.
I also tried a layout that I used to send over 100 cards to my customers last week. Yes – over 100 sent! Check it out! Read all about it here.
What do you think of this one?
A bit of an interactive card. Still with a little texture.
This design was cased from Susan Campfield – she’s also on this blog hop!
And finally the inside.
I hope you are inspired by this idea. I have to keep working on my final design and get these cards in the mail. I’m stoked about this project though and encourage you to seek out a similar project. Be a day maker and make someone’s day!
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