Kids Giraffe Card to say “hi!”

Handmade Hi, "Thinking of You" Card for Child (from parent)

I had used these giraffe stamps on some Mothers’ Day cards a few months ago, but thought they would also be cute for a kids’ card if I used some brighter colors and a polka-dot card background (OWH challenged its cardmakers to make a kids’ card this week).  I used a border punch to imitate some hilly “grass.”


Giraffes (Clear Stamps by Autumn Leaves from the Mindy’s Zoo Set)


Polka Dot Card (DCWV), Burst Punch (Fiskars), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)


August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , . Card. 1 comment.

Encourage a Friend with a Stamped Card

Hang in there and You go girl

Most mail these days are just bills, ads, and other junk mail . . .how boring!  Don’t you love receiving a piece of personal mail?  Give a friend this gift of a mailbox surprise.  Do you have a friend going through a rough or tough patch?  Encourage them with a card!   I had made the card above to encourage a friend going through a week of studying and taking final exams and let her know I was praying for her.

Also, to get involved with OWH, I wanted to make some cheerful and encouraging cards so I used the same “You go girl!” stamp and also added the sentiments “be you” and “live life to the fullest.”  A picture of a couple of them is below.  Hopefully they will encourage the final recipients!

Who could use some encouragement in your life?

Encouragement Card for Woman with Bright and Cheerful Colors, Brown and Pink

Card #1:

Stamps: Monkey – Changito Swing (Stampendous); “Hang in there . . .” (Stampendous); “You go girl” (Kolette Hall)

Other: Plaid Paper (Mind’s Eye)

Cards #2 and 3:

Stamps: “You go girl” (Kolette Hall), “be you” and “live life to the fullest” (clear faith stamps from studio g), daisy flower

Other: Heart punch (McGill), butterfly punch, patterned card (DCWV)

August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Card. Leave a comment.

Hand Stamped Palm Tree “Thinking of You” Card

Palm Tree "Thinking of You" Card

Many of the stamps and papers I have are flowery and feminine, so it can be a bit challenging to come up with a  more manly design for a stamped card.  For this card, I decided to start with a brown circle card (Studio G, Michael’s) and colored a Palm Tree stamp (All Night Media) that I stamped on a white notecard.  I then carefully pasted and trimmed the palm tree portion and stamped and layered the “Thinking of You” sentiment.  I hope the end result helped to brighten my grandpa’s day!

April 4, 2012. Tags: , , . Card. Leave a comment.