Jenn Mason author of
let me know about this great idea. It is as simple as it states spread hope with a card.
I thought I'd participate so what else is a girl to do but flip through Jenn's book and get an idea.
The card on the left is what jumped out at me as a great idea. All one letter. I love the letter "Y" and I love the phrase "why not" but I like to do it "Y Knot"
And Y Knot spread hope?
So I grabbed some pretty fall colored paper from the stash and die cut a bunch of different sizes and shapes of the letter "y" using the Opposites Attract font with my Cricut. Then all I did was glue them down in a nice random way. To make my "not" or "knot" I tied a small piece of yarn into a knot and glued it down in the bottom right corner.
This one will be sent out but I should mention that if you save your cards and are looking for a good way to store them so you can flip though them easily you can grab yourself a Card Album. I love keeping my cards that have been sent to me in one and I keep the ones I've made in another so that when I need one to send I can easily flip though and pullout just the right one for the occasion.
If you need more ideas click on the "card making" link below or grab a copy of The Cardmaker’s Workbook.
The Cardmaker’s Workbook is the only book on cardmaking that a crafter
will ever need, and is formatted in a sturdy volume that can kept on
the desk and referred to again and again. The book is divided into
chapters focusing on composition, color, theme, construction and
inspiration. Instructions are clear but concise, making room for large
pictures and multiple variations. It has the look of a designer's
notebook with sketches and templates that show different card formats.
Unlike other cardmaking books available that are occasion driven or
aren’t stylized, The Cardmaker’s Workbook provides an inspiring and
hands-on tool for paper addicts to use to expand their skills and
stretch their imagination.
The designs cover many different styles, from detailed multi-layered beauties to simple cards that can be quickly made and given as a set of stationery.
Spread the word, and the word is HOPE!