Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cards for multiple occasions

When Steve's parents were here a while ago, his mother asked if I could make a bunch of cards for different occasions and mail them to her.  I did that, and she was very pleased and sent a few of them off right away!  Since I'm in the middle of a few jewelry projects right now, I thought I'd show you a few of the cards.

Here's a general sympathy card:

I didn't have any "With Sympathy" stamps, so I typed it out in Word and printed it on cardstock.  The irises were stamped on the same piece of paper, and I inked the edges of both of pieces to tie them together.  I used a little bit of ribbon, too.

Here's a pet sympathy card:

For this one, I used a paw print sheet of patterned paper and stamped "heartfelt".  I used a bit of jute to give it some texture.  I rarely remember I have a plethora of patterned paper I can use for cards.  I should use it more often - it's nice!  In case you're curious, yes, that's the same piece of paper that I used for the other sympathy card.  I like using paper up when I can.

Here's an anniversary card with some subtle stamping for the background:

Here's the inside:

If you're using a dark-colored paper for the card, it's nice to have a light-colored paper on the inside for someone to write on.  If I were the one to send the card, I might have left that off and used a white pen, but I didn't think Mama would have that option.

Here's a card that's not specific to gender or age:

On the inside it says, "Happy bird-day to you!"  The birds are stamped and colored in, and there's some ribbon to make it look a little fancier.

There were other cards, too, but I think this is enough to give you a few ideas for making your own cards if you are so inclined.


  1. Beautiful cards! And it is great that your Mother-in-Law appreciates them

    1. Thanks! She appreciates my jewelry, too, which is good - that's what she gets for most birthdays and Christmases! :D

  2. What a nice idea to make your own cards. Where do you purchase the paper -at any craft store? Thanks!!

    1. Thanks, Abby! Yes, cardstock can be purchased at Michael's, JoAnn's, or any scrapbook store. We recently purchased packs of 8.5" x 11" paper with different colors, so it's easy to put cards together - you know those colors are going to go well together!