Thursday, April 21, 2011

Organizing Tips: Remembering Special Days

A reprint of an article that I wrote in October of 2008:

This card was made with some pressed ferns, embossed decorative papers and a heart shaped hole punch.

If you are like me, birthdays and anniversaries come and go and you wish that you had sent out a nice card.  With a little foresight and planning we can reach our goals and bless and encourage our family and friends by hosting a Card Making Party!


This card was made using a pair of decorative edged scissors, pressed flowers, colored card stock and a heart shaped hole punch.

Invite your children, siblings  or a group of friends!  You can enjoy making cards with many different materials. They can be simple or elaborate. They can be whatever you would like them to be...You are the designer!  Each one can be a unique expression or you can mass produce a design you like.

Here are some basic materials that I have used:

  • White, Cream or Colored Card Stock
  • Different shape hole punches
  • Decorative Edged Scissors
  • Straight Edged Scissors
  • Straight Edged Ruler
  • A Wavy or Decorative Edged Ruler
  • Elmer's Glue
  • A small paint brush for the glue
  • Pencils
  • Calligraphy Pens


This picture was done with colored pencils. This was one of my daughters designs.


Add to these basic supplies:

  • Stencils
  • Stamps with Ink Pads
  • Embossing tools
  • Puff Paints, Glitter
  • Cut-work Scissors, Decorative Papers
  • Ribbons, Strings, Buttons, Scraps of Fabric
  • Scraps of colored paper, Tissue Paper
  • Picture Frame Mats
  • Colored Pencils, Crayons
  • Watercolor Paints, Markers
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Photographs
  • Paper doilies
  • Recipe Cards, Book marks



This card was made with decorative edged scissors, colored paper, a heart shaped hole punch and pressed leaves.


The possibilities are endless! So how about you? What ideas do you have for making cards? If you decide to host a card party, be sure to let me know! Leave me a comment. My next post, I will share an excerpt from "Totally Organized: The Bonnie McCullough Way" about organizing our cards.

Enjoy!

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