Making cards

Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home has started hosting an opportunity for bloggers to show their cards, bookmarks, or other paper crafts on Thursdays. I’ve been enjoying Kelli’s cards and others for a long time.

I have posted this picture before, but these are bookmarks I made when our ladies’ group was making them to send to our missionaries to use in their ministry.

Bookmarks

This one was made a couple of years ago as a thank you to someone who helped with our ladies’ banquet where the theme had to do with hearts.

Heart card

This past week our ladies met to make some cards for our missionaries to use. Here are a few I made:

Card

Card

Card

We had a lady in our church who I call The Card Master show our ladies some techniques to make cards last month, and one idea she gave us was to start with what she called “cheater cards.” They sell these by the box at craft stores: cards with different background designs which you can then add embellishment to. Our ladies who hadn’t made cards before thought this was a great way to get started. Here is one that one of the ladies made:

Card

And finally, this is one The Card Master made:

You can see she is eons ahead of the rest of us!! But that’s one reason I enjoy doing this together — it inspires more creative ideas.

Kelli, I think I have been bitten by the card-making bug!

By the way, I created a Flickr group called Creative Cards here — if any of you use Flickr for your photos, I’d love to have you submit your cards there!

9 thoughts on “Making cards

  1. I love your bookmarks! I have some blank ones stashed away – I’ll have to go make some now. The background paper on the second card you made recently is one of my favorite papers. I love it so much that it’s the insert paper I put in the front of my (semi-finished) homemaking notebook.

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