Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sidekick Christmas...

Here are a few more cards I made for the Children's Ministry Director of our church to give to the leaders. I always do Christmas cards for the leaders, as well as year end thank you cards.

I have considered adding Easter and Thanksgiving cards but that could well be overload.

I also do birthday cards for all the children in Sunday School. Those don't get posted on the blog as often as I'd like, simply because I don't always have time. One of my 2011 goals is to photograph all my cards before they go out.

These cards are a little more 'clean and simple' than I might do if I were making a single card for a friend, or cards that I wanted to sell (another 2011 goal; try to sell some of my cards). Although cost effectiveness is a factor in that decision, it is more based on just not wanting to spend more than 10 minutes on a card.

The cards are just lightly coloured in with pencil crayon. They didn't need a great deal of colouring, but I didn't like the look of them left blank.

And now, I have a confession to make.

I don't actually measure my patterned paper when I'm making cards for church, especially when I need multiples. I go into my scrap patterned paper stash, pull out a bunch of sraps that go together, and then choose a base colour I like that matches.

I simply lay the different scrap pieces on the card base, eyeball, and cut 'em down until I have shapes and sizes that look good together.
The details:
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red (Stampin Up!), Patterned Paper: Top - Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey ), Bottom - Scenic Route; Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up!) Stamp: Sidekick Sayings (Stampin Up!)


I can't for the life of me remember the name of the line this Scenic Route paper came from. All I remember is that after I bought it I realized I didn't love it as much as I though I did - it was a bit too distressed for me; it looked like I'd rolled over it with my wheelchair. It's bad enough when I actually do that... ask me about the square envelopes I had to replace just before Christmas.... or better yet, don't... LOL.

One more set of cards to come. The pics are on a friend's camera (I forgot mine; made them up in Parksville while hanging out with her one afernoon close to Christmas) and I am just waiting for her to send them to me.























14 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh so beautiful - I love pink Christmas cards! Happy New Year to you!

Miss Magoo said...

How lovely! Happy New Year!!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

These are wonderful! So sweet of you to make these for the SS teachers, I know from experience this group gets left out at a lot of things and they give so much.

tampatha said...

these are great! I love cards that are easy to make and can just be tweaked and easily mass produced!

**btw...The Card A Day is available at Chapters in Canada, as that's where I got mine from ;) **

Tina said...

Happy New Year. Lovely cards.

Heather B said...

Those cards are so great! What a good use of scraps. I'm addicted to using scraps too. I just can't seem to throw then out, knowing I can use them at some point in the future!

TMTCO said...

These cards are beautiful! I tend not to measure either. I even have a habit of glueing the top layer on and then cutting the bottom layer so that it is the right size. Hey, I like to live dangerously. :)

Staci said...

Great cards! I love seeing non traditional colors used for holidays! Happy new year! :-)

Mz-Cellaneous said...

Pretty cards!! I like them.... I'm so card impaired!

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**MIGNONNE** said...

Beautiful cards! I would love to see more. Happy New Year!

johnsoncircus said...

Love your cards. They are beautiful!

Mary G. said...

Very pretty collection of cards! What a great way to pass on the love of a great handmade card! TFS!

Jessy said...

these are beautiful cards!! great job

Deborah said...

cute cards!~