Monthly Archives: October 2018

Personal share with a senior center

Hi Ladies 🙂  Some of you know that I have a personal card share with a senior center.  For those of you who don’t know, it is in no way part of Send A Smile 4 Kids!  This is personal in honor of my mother who has passed.  My Mother lived in the same town since I was born, more than 50 years!  My siblings and I all grew up there.  My brother still lives in the same house.

My mother really enjoyed the senior center after my father passed.  She made many friends, went on trips, and enjoyed many other activities 🙂  After she passed a few years ago, I decided to do something nice for the seniors that attend there now, in honor of my mother 🙂  Since I am a card maker, I make cards for the seniors to send to their family and friends 🙂

I’ve decided to share some of these cards with you so you can see how I make cards that are flat for mailing 🙂  You can send me cards for “my” seniors, but, of course, you don’t “have” to.  This is not part of SAS4Kids!

These cards are as “flat” as can be made.  The Post Office loves to add on postage, but I don’t want the seniors to have to do that 🙂  They do not have glitter, buttons, brads, bows, large gems or anything that might make them bulky.  You can use layers, without pop-ups 😉

The cards I send are some of the same sentiments as SAS4Kids:

Winter, Christmas, Valentines, Spring, Easter, Patriotic, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Get Well, Sympathy, Miss You, Hi/Hello, Thinking of you, or Birthday.  All cards are blank.

I’m sorry for such a long explanation 😦  Here are some samples I made this week:

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I love how the first card came out! 🙂  It’s a layout I use a lot, but it’s so pretty with the pinks and gold.  I used a paper pad from Michaels, Recollections,” Sugarblush.”  It has pink Santa’s that I’m using for the kids 🙂  I used two gold cardstock papers that I bought at Micheals in the individual section. I also used Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, and their new snowflakes that are available from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th only.  I can help you order them if you don’t have a demo 🙂  I also used all Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

Next I have the masculine cards I made:)

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This card is the same layout as the first pink one above.  I think it still needs something, a snowflake?  Suggestions?

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For these three cards I used a paper pad from Carta Bella called, “Let It Snow”.  For these three cards I used general sentiments.  Any “theme” paper can be made into a general sentiment card. This last card is a great example of using Fall paper and making it into one of the sentiments we use all the time 🙂  It could just as easily say Hi/Hello, Smile, Happy Birthday, or any other sentiment you have 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards I made! 🙂  I will be back again on Nov. 3rd with a card post for Send A Smile 4 Kids, I hope you will come back! 🙂

Thank you to anyone already sending cards for “my seniors”! 🙂

JanetKay_BrushThin

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SAS4Kids with Fall or Holiday Wishes

Hello everyone! 🙂  What a beautiful day it is here where I live, lots of sunshine! 🙂  I have a short post for you today.  I haven’t been getting very many cards yet, so I have a few I’ve made 🙂  They’re general sentiments with a Fall and Winter themes 🙂

First, here is my card for today’s Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge 🙂

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For my card, I used Stampin’ Up! cardstock, the pumpkin paper is from Carta Bella, Hello Fall.  The pumpkin image is from Etsy, I added the “Happy Birthday” with a digital file.  The pumpkin embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, and I used a Stampin’ Up! die to cut out the Happy Birthday pumpkin 🙂

I love this card, a great example of Fall theme with a general sentiment! 🙂  I have a couple more for you 🙂

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This card info is below, except I used Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock on this one.

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For both of these cards I used Echo Park, Celebrate Winter 🙂  All of my paper pads are 6×6, I think the graphics are just the right size for cards 🙂  Although I did buy the 12×12 solid paper pack.

I love the sentiments on both of these cards!  You may be surprised where I got the Celebrate Winter sentiment.

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I cut it off the bottom of one of the solid 12×12 sheets, it runs across the bottom of the card stock!  I’ve probably seen it before, but it never occurred to me, that I could use it as a sentiment!   I don’t usually get the solid paper packs because Stampin’ Up! has such great colors, they match almost everything! 🙂  I did use Stampin’ Up! Real Red for behind the sentiment 😉

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I hope you enjoyed my cards 🙂  Hopefully I’ll start getting some Winter and Christmas cards in so I can share them with you! 🙂

Thank you to everyone who donates cards to our cause, Send A Smile 4 Kids, we couldn’t do this without you! 🙂

If you’re just stopping by, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from my cards today 🙂  The holidays aren’t the only thing going on in any given month!  Kids still need general cards to fill in 🙂  I’ll be having more Winter and Christmas cards to share soon, I hope you’ll come back! 🙂

 

JanetKay_FoxyFelt

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #180

Hello visitors! 🙂  I’m so happy to be here for the SAS4Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids Challenge #180! 🙂  I’m posting my card and you can go to our blog to see the other cards made for the challenge, and you can join in too! 🙂  Here is my card:

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I was thinking boy, Winter, Birthday 🙂  I used a Birthday die from Stampin’ Up!, and all Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  The printed paper is from a stack by Carta Bella, called Cabin Fever, I love this paper stack.  If you can’t find the paper anymore, you can get it digital from Snap Click Supply.  I used the digital 6×6 paper #1&2.  I have a nice Cannon printer and I used Matte, photo paper.

This post will be a little long, I have two guests to share their cards! 🙂  First is Brenda Zellner 🙂

Most of Brenda’s cards are Winter cards, but there are some Christmas included as well 🙂  Thank you Brenda for these wonderful cards, they are perfect for our kids! 🙂

Next I have cards from Paula Kysilka 🙂  Paula lives in FL but truly understands Winter, and Christmas from a lot of other states! 🙂

Thank you Paula, these are also wonderful cards that our kids will love! 🙂  Thank you both for sharing your talents! 🙂

Lots of these cards have general sentiments, and very few actual “Merry Christmas” cards.  I’ve been asked to send more cards that have Non-“Merry Christmas” sentiments, such as “Happy Holidays”, “Seasons Greetings”, and such.  I know it’s a sign of the times we live in, but it makes me sad just the same 😦

I want to thank all of my donors who can “go with the flow” and adjust to whatever our hospitals ask for! 🙂

Thank you all for stopping by! 🙂  I hope you’ll come back again and maybe join our challenge! 🙂  You don’t have to make cards to enjoy our wonderful card makers efforts! 🙂

I hope you all can celebrate the holiday season whatever way makes you happy! 🙂

JANeTKAy_BrightBirthd

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