Good morning. When I say I could not support the charities I do with monthly boxes of cards without your help, I am very serious. There is no way I can make 800 cards a month. It is cards makers like you that make this endeavor successful. Two of my repeat donors sent in some wonderful cards that I would like to share with you. Barbara R. sent in these adorable pull-out cards, which must take a lot of time to create. Such an interesting design:
I can imagine the big smile on some child's face as they pull down the tab to reveal the next square.
Here are several different themes she sent:
Then there are the cards that Marilynn S. sent in. I love the layers on these cards, which she managed to keep fairly thin so that they still traveled well through the mail. Layering can be tricky - if the layers are more than 1/4" high, extra postage is needed. So, thank you, Marilynn, for keeping your layers thin.
I am showing a close-up of one of her cards because I love the rain drop effect she uses on this card. And if you look closely, you can see that the flowers are raised, but just ever so slightly. Still thin enough for our charities!
Even this shaker card is thin. Nice job!
Colorful, cheerful, thin.....
Thank you, Barbara and Marilynn for allowing me to share your cards. They have already been mailed out and I am sure have brought smiles to many a heart.
My TIP OF THE DAY was going to be on scraps, but considering the 1/4" "rule" mentioned above, I thought I'd pass on this suggestion. For those of you who own a slider paper cutter...
raise the arm, and try to slip your finished card (in envelope) through this slot.....
If it comfortably fits, you are good to go. If it is hard to put through, or snags anywhere, it is too thick for the charities' needs. Sometimes we forget that the bows we add, or just the knots themselves, raise the thickness of the card.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for stopping by today. Next time - fun ideas for all those scraps we collect.