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

5 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Carta Bella, Christmas, Dies, Embossing folders, Punches, Seniors, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized, Winter

5 responses to “Personal share with a senior center

  1. Andrea D. La Vigne

    I think these cards are awesome, Janet! Thank you for demonstrating samples for seniors. I especially love how you combined patterned papers. Thanks so much for sharing these! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  2. Holly Blaskie

    Great job! We must not forget our elders!

  3. Lenora

    Janet, what worthwhile things you do with your time! I, too, saw the inside of a care center when my mother was a resident. There are many people in that situation who, for whatever reason, do not receive any interaction from the outside world. So, I decided that the few hours it would take for me to make 66 cards for a small center would be worthwhile. Now I think it benefits me as much as it does the residents. Happy Thanksgiving to a wonderful giving person!

    • Thank you Lenora, it’s a pleasure to be able to help others. Mine is a senior center where seniors go to interact with other seniors. They use our cards to send to their family and friends 🙂

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