Crafty Wednesday – Thank-you & sympathy cards

In addition to creating wedding invitations, in the past couple of week, I’ve made 2 complex Thank-you cards & 4 Sympathy cards for my uncle and cousins. My aunt, who has been suffering with dementia for almost 6 years, passed away last week and her funeral service is on Friday. Today’s post will be short, as it is already late in the day. If anyone wants details, I will be happy to supply a more complete list of what you’d need and how to assemble whichever card(s) you might desire at a later date. Simply request instructions for the card(s) that interest you in the comments section.

you're tweet front

you're tweet inside

you're tweet magnet

Let’s start with the Thank-you cards. They were for the hard working Executive Director & Events Coordinator of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. The design for each of them is similar to one I was working on for my nephew’s wedding invitations with a small pocket on one side in which I placed fridge magnets letting them know how much we appreciate what they’ve done since they started working for the Guild earlier this year. The one above is a bird-themed card, while the one below is bee-themed.

honey front

honey inside

honey magnet

Next are two masculine condolence cards, one portrait-oriented, the other is landscape.

Thinking of you portrait

Thinking of you landscape

 

 

Below are two more feminine cards, each with a little bit of bling and paper flowers. The only real differences are the colour & shape of the bling and the colour of the flowers.

 

Sympathy clear sparkles

sympathy gold sparkles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all for this week. I hope, by next Wednesday, to have a layout for all the wedding invitation ideas I presented to my nephew and his fiance, as well as the design they chose. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful week! 🙂

Crafty Wednesday – more thank-you cards

I did a few more thank-you cards for our Words In The Flesh participants. For those of you who may have missed last week’s post, this Friday (February 1st), the Manitoba Writer’s Guild will be hosting a fundraiser at which we have asked local personalities to read a brief selection of our choosing.  There will also be music provided by The Riel Gentleman, a local band. It’s shaping up to be a fun event, so if you happen to be in the neighourhood and want to join us, contact me for tickets, or pick them up at McNally Robinson Booksellers – only $20 each!

Okay, on with the crafty stuff! 🙂

Thank-you Caboose

photo taken at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba

Thank-you Ross House

photo of Ross House Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thank-you windmill

photo of the windmill at the Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Manitoba

Each card has a photo taken at historic sites in Manitoba, approximately 2″ x 3-1/2″. The first two cards were embossed with the Cuttlebug and ‘Victoria’ embossing folder. The stamped images on the Ross House card were from the ‘Rue des Fleur’ set from Stampin’ Up.

The tulips in front of the Windmill were stamped using a two ink process. I used ‘Ink Spots’ from Stampin’ Up, beginning with the red for the blossoms and then the green on the stems and leaves before stamping it on shiny paper. I cut around them and used pop-ups to raise them on the page.

Guild appreciation

made by & photo ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like the previous cards, they all have the same note of appreciation on a background of paper coordinated with the front of the cards. On the back is my ‘made by’ logo and a note about the photo.

I hope the recipients all appreciate the cards as much as we appreciate their participation. 🙂